This post contains three simple charts that will give all investors a fantastic risk vs. reward setup/ signal. By following these simple charts, any investor should be able to consistently outperform the market (buy when the market is deeply depressed and sell when it becomes over-bought). Please keep in mind that these signals are for longer term investors as they only appear once every year or so.
The three charts represent the % of stocks above the 50-day moving average for the NASDAQ, the % of stocks above the 200-day moving average for the NASDAQ and the % of stocks above the 50-day moving average for the S&P 500.
The recent sell-off has been steep (points only) but unfortunately, we haven’t come close to historic bottom signals. This simple fact (using the charts below) suggests that the market has further room to consolidate so be careful with your buy and sell decisions.