Powerful Rally Signifies…Nothing
By: Rick Ackerman
Friday, 11 June 2010
If the chart below were your comatose Aunt Minnie’s EEG, her doctor might tell you it was time to pull the plug. “There’s still some electrical activity in you’re aunt’s brain,” he would explain, “but it seems highly doubtful that she will ever return to a normal and productive life.” Just so, even if it is a stock chart that we have reproduced, not an electroencephalograph. Specifically, it is a graph of price action in the E-Mini S&Ps over the last three weeks, and it could be argued that it does indeed represent an accurate picture of brain activity – such as it is — in the investment world. Whatever the case, there is no disputing that every little squiggle was put there by a human being, or at least by a computer programmed by a human being, and that fear and greed are manifest at each and every peak and trough.