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US Stock Market Breadth Update. Shakeout or Not? Improvements in a Number of Indicators

This week saw a huge shakeout in the leadership stocks with numerous tech and healthcare stocks dropping up to -20% in a just a few days from their highs. However, there is a chance that it was just a shakeout by the markets in order to let the larger players load up on the stronger stocks at a lower price. But this opinion now needs confirmation, as although some traders jumped back in immediately on the assumption of a shakeout. The price action of many stocks that got hit failed to recover with much strength, and still closed the week significantly lower than the previous week, even though they recovered half or more of the drop.
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Does a New Uptrend in the Unemployment Rate Mean That a Bear Market Is Just Getting Started?

Many of the short term market breadth indicators continued to gain strength and multiple are now on bullish signals. However, the medium and longer term signals mostly remain on bearish signals, with some struggling to make much headway from their extreme low levels such as the NYSE percentage of stocks above their 150 day moving averages and the cumulative new highs new lows for example.
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US MARKET BREADTH: Some People Say the Stock Market Has Bottomed – But Has It?

The stock market saw another week of heavy selling, taking multiple indexes down to extreme levels, with liquidation type selling across the board, even in previous safe havens such as treasuries and spot gold. Although there was some respite with a strong relief rally on Friday at the end of the day, recovering around 10% in some of the major indexes.
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