Monday, October 03, 2011

Market commentary for Oct. 4th, 2011

Tuesday's charts are of a longer period than previous charts for a while. I have put together charts of the Dow, S&P and Russell 2000 each for 3 year periods. I have drawn a number of red lines showing where support is and where you can see we may be headed. First the charts and then some commentary:

The Dow broke below recent previous lows and while it barely is below those lows, the trend looks like we are going lower. The bottom of the Dow's range is 10,000, which is 655 points lower from where it closed today. We could just as easily climb above today's lows, but we should be going lower, as the news in Europe has not solved the Greek Debt crisis and Greece today said they did not reach their goals around there promised austerity targets they had committed to the EU. That was a major reason the markets ignored good news today regarding the ISM number which came in at a 51.6 reading against an expectation of only 50.0.

The S&P500 shows a larger drop against the previous lows and the Russell 2000 shows an even greater drop. By the way, Germany's DAX Index is also going lower as is the CAC40 and FTSE, but I didn't put up those charts today. News isn't mattering these days. Lowering ones risk is what is driving the world markets now!

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