NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- For the second day in a row, the stock indexes followed through to the downside on Friday. Following a massive selling spree on Thursday with heavy downside volume, the stock indexes saw massive sell volume on Friday. The S&P 500 Trust Series ETF (SPY) volume came in at over 185 million shares traded Friday. That is a combined two-day selling volume of over 368 million shares.
The DJIA lost another 70 points on Friday to 16493.37 and is now down 0.50% for the year to date. The S&P 500 lost 5.52 points to 1925.15. The Nasdaq was down 17.13 to 4352.64 and the Russell 2000 lost 5.21 points to 1114.86.
The S&P 500 is now "Trade Bearish" and "Trend Neutral," according to my algorithm process. Trade is a three-week or less time frame and Trend is a three-month or longer time frame. The Russell 2000 is down 4% YTD.
These trade and trend signals are extremely important for any trader or investor. This is all part of the risk management process that I write about in these articles. To know where the indexes are allows traders to act accordingly with respect to the stock market.
If old Wall Street pundits continue to advise that the market is acting bullishly in 2014, it is time to follow new advisers.
The Select Sector Utilities ETF (XLU) continues to be one of the leading sectors in 2014. The XLU is still up 9% after the recent profit taking. The SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) continues to perform well and is still up 7% YTD. These are facts.