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The above chart is another reason why I don't think we're in a new bull market. Notice that prices are consolidating in a triangle consolidation pattern and have been since the end of last year. If the markets were really in a rally then I would expect a far sharper sell-off as money flowed from the bond market to the stock market. Part of the reason could be the Fed buying Treasuries thereby providing a floor on prices, but I think momentum out of the market would overcome that situation. In addition, notice the following:
-- The SMA picture is a mess; it's jumbled and unclear. Compare that to a standard bull market chart where prices are above all the SMAs and the shorter SMAs are above the longer SMAs.
-- Volume has been extremely weak over the last few days, indicating a lack of overall interest
Remember that in a consolidating market stochastics are a better indicator of possible future directions. Here we see a stochastic that says the possibilities of moving higher are, well, higher. Remember -- that is a technical conclusion that does not include fundamental calculations.