Where Did The Volume Go? Why Are The Markets Not Spiking Higher?
The gold cheer leaders are behind a new bullish move for gold back to $1900 USD. Let's review the GLD chart with our very own RTTTrendPowerOBV.
With good trends volume confirms the trend, many folks have relied on the standard OBV to confirm the health of the trend. RTT members can add to this RTTTrendPower and RTTTrendPowerOBV.
Excellent chart eye candy follows after the jump...
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You might have a good U.S. employment report...but bad news from Europe
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The markets have slowly faded off the opening highs as fears about the global economy continue. This market is not just worried about the European debt crisis which has bubbled up again, but also the debt ceiling issue in the U.S., inflation, jobs and the end of QE2. There is a ton of gray in the short term future of the economy and big money seems hesitant to commit.
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Monday's are notoriously a light volume trading session which usually favors the upside action in the major stock indexes. This morning the trading volume is extremely light as the SPDR S&P 500 Trust(NYSE:SPY) is trading just 29 million shares as of 10:28 am EST. Normally, light volume will often help to lift the major stock indexes, however, the U.S.
The market is trading with very light post holiday volume. The first trading day after a long holiday weekend is always light and today is no exception. In addition, the markets are all looking towards Wednesday. On Wednesday, a new FOMC Policy Statement release format from the Federal Reserve will debut. At 12:30pm ET, the Federal Reserve will release their policy statement.