This is something I've been wondering/observing about for the last few weeks. Is the market forming a head and shoulders top? As the chart shows, there's a pretty clear left shoulder and head on the chart now. All we need is the right side.
If you think about it, this patter would make a bit of sense right now. We're had a really strong rally and are now topping. However the market is also waiting to see if the forthcoming economic news is strong enough to warrant a further move higher. Hence we get a sideways market which would fit in with the head and shoulders pattern.
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The Bonddad Economic History Project
At the beginning of 2012, I decided to start looking at the actual, statistical history of the US economy starting in 1950. The reason is simple: to find out what really happened. So, when you see title of a post that begins with a year such as 1957, followed by "employment" or "Fed policy: you know what it's for. You can also access the information by typing in BE for Bonddad econ and a year to find information on a particular year.
Here is a link to pages that contain links to all the posts on the years listed.