Investing.com Technical Analysis (as of Tue, 05 August 2014 05:00pm EDT)
by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com
Below, technical overviews and analysis for key stock indices, commodities and currency pairs, based on market activity at the close of the 05 August 2014 U.S. session. This information is a comprehensive summary derived from simple and exponential moving averages along with key technical indicators shown for specific time intervals.
Sungarden Investment Research Article of the Week
by Rob Isbitts, Sungarden Investment Research
Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on 18 July 2014
A while back, we published a list that we continually update at Sungarden. We call them Red Shoots. They are essentially the opposite of a set of conditions which gave investors hope that not all was lost, in the throes of the financial crisis of 2008. Those reasons for optimism were called “Green Shoots”, like a patch of short green grass about to show up on the dirt area you will one day call your lawn. Red Shoots are the opposite: they are the reasons for extreme caution when the market and many investors seem to be forgetting that security prices are not a one-way proposition. They can go down as well as up. Here is the current list, with sources in parentheses, where appropriate. As always, we welcome your additional ideas here. You can be alerted to changes in this list by contacting us at www.hedgedinvesting.com.
August 4th, 2014
by Asif Suria
Insider buying declined last week with insiders buying $60.16 million of stock compared to $88.99 million in the week prior. Selling on the other hand more than doubled with insiders selling $1.34 billion of stock last week compared to $549.37 million in the week prior. It was interesting to see this increase in insider selling against the backdrop of a 2.7% decline in the S&P 500, its biggest single week decline since 2012.
Sell/Buy Ratio: The insider Sell/Buy ratio is calculated by dividing the total insider sales in a given week by total insider purchases that week. The adjusted ratio for last week went up to 22.36. In other words, insiders sold more than 22 times as much stock as they purchased. The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares unfavorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 6.17