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We also indicated that not much good could come from the falling advance/decline line and the ever-expanding list of stocks making new 52-week lows.
For those that are not yet short; we would use any sharp intra-day bounce where the advance/decline doesn't improve to put on short positions in the base metals area such as Nucor (NYSE: NUE), Steel Dynamics (Nasdaq: STLD) and the financials such as Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and Bear Stearns (NYSE: BSC).
Breadth was positive as the NYSE Advance/Decline line gained 1052 units while the number of NYSE stocks making new 52-week highs returned to triple digits and outpaced the new lows on all five trading days.
In addition to an overview on the structure of ETFs and how to invest in them, the site provides comparisons on the characteristics between ETFs and mutual funds; continually updating price and volume information on the day's most actively traded funds; percentage price and advance/decline statistics; and ETF comparisons both overall and by sector criteria; specific information and data on all ETFs; and the option to obtain an electronic version or hard copy of the prospectuses of a variety of these Funds.
1) has surged ahead more than 60 points already, with an advance/decline ratio of 2.
Staton notes that just prior to the Great Crash of 1987, the widely followed advance/decline ratio, although horrible at that time, was actually in better shape than today.
For example, the advance/decline line has shown early signs of improvement as investors look for opportunities in second tier companies, while the movement away from a dangerous 'nifty fifty' market is both positive and encouraging.
The advance/decline ratio at the New York Stock Exchange is 1.