Friday, April 25, 2008
If Tech Companies Are Beating Earnings, Why Isn't NASDAQ Breadth Improving?
Now, consider these points which I posted yesterday:
This is the chart that originally caught my attention a few weeks ago. It led me to believe we may be in the middle of a turnaround. Notice the following:
-- Prices have increased almost 10% since mid-March
-- Prices are above the shorter SMAs
-- The shorter SMAs are above the longer SMAs
-- All the shorter SMAs (10, 20 and 50) are moving higher.
There is one problem with the rally theory. Market breadth on the NASDAQ stinks:
Market breadth hasn't moved higher with the market, and
The new highs/new low number has been decreasing as well.
Why isn't NASDAQ breadth improving? Fundamentally it should be.