: European shares hit by troubles in Ireland, but still up on the week.
: iShares announced Thursday that EEM reached one billion shares outstanding. Does this scare you?
: Japan's shares are churning more because of yen pressures than anything else.
: Base metals price increases can't hurt markets down under.
: Canada shares hit resistance overhead like it's made of concrete.
: Brazil shares are sharply higher this week with base metals prices, but now at resistance.
: Russian markets go basically flat on the week with uncertainties in the financial and energy sectors.
: India markets became quickly overbought and are seeing some profit-taking.
: China markets are quite uncertain and have been for a long time -- the trading range reflects this. The ying and yang between hyper-growth and government tightening keeps markets in check for now.
is a market breadth indicator that is based on the difference between the number of advancing and declining issues on the NYSE. When readings are +60/-60 markets are extended short-term.
McClellan Summation Index
is a long-term version of the McClellan Oscillator. It is a market breadth indicator, and interpretation is similar to that of the McClellan Oscillator, except that it is more suited to major trends. I believe readings of +1000/-1000 reveal markets as much extended.
is a widely used measure of market risk and is often referred to as the "investor fear gauge". Our own interpretation is highlighted in the chart above. The VIX measures the level of put option activity over a 30-day period. Greater buying of put options (protection) causes the index to rise.
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