Market comments for Oct. 14th, 2011
Today's focus is on the Put to Call ratio for all Equities and Indexes. The chart below shows this ratio for all of 2010 and Year to date for 2011. You can see from the chart that this ratio has been greater than 1.0 for all but 3 days since July 29th, the area under the red line. This while the stock market has rallied this past week. Many are wondering whether they should jump on this rally so they don't miss it. Some wonder whether there will be a sharp reversal and that this is a Bear trap. To answer this question, the Put to call ratio should help you decided. People believe there is a Bull market when the ratio is much lower than it is now. So one thing to watch is whether the Put to Call ratio daily readings start to consistently stay below 1.0 and start heading down to 0.7 or 0.6 or lower, but that's not where we are now. Paying attention of this data can help take out some of the anguish of trying to decide what to do.