Indexes spent the past week churning along as news flow was generally quiet…outside of Turkey and Russia that is. The NYSE McClellan Oscillator has been in the red for weeks, and breadth has remained pretty weak but the indexes continue to hold up! A conundrum indeed! That said keep an eye on foreign markets to see if any “contagion” happens – thus far, the U.S. markets have been acting impervious.
“Despite the gains in the averages last week, fewer stocks hit new 52-week highs and an increasing number of issues reached new lows for the year. Overall, the technical indicators argue on the side of caution,” said William Delwiche, an investment strategist at Baird, in a note.