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MARKET INDEXES

Research on the direction of market indexes is the first step in the top-down/bottom-up trading system at Active-Investor.   Each week a table is posted that shows the weekly momentum (positive or negative) of the major market indexes in the U.S.  Similar information is also posted on selected World Market indexes in a separate table each week.

In addition to being the first element in our trading system, investors find a variety of other uses for our research on market indexes.   Aggressive investors can speculate with call or put options on an index.   More conservative investors may buy put options as a hedge (or "portfolio insurance") for their other investment holdings.   Still other investors may use index research for "market timing," helping them decide when to be invested in index mutual funds.

U.S. MARKET INDEXES Week of
November 2, 2009

NEGATIVE MOMENTUM

POSITIVE MOMENTUM

Dow Jones Industrials (DIA)
Nasdaq 100 (QQQQ)
S&P 500 (SPY)
S&P MidCap 400 (MDY)
Wilshire Total Market (TMW)
Russell 2000 (IWM)
20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)


S&P 100 (OEF)
iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD)





WORLD MARKET INDEXES (iShares) Week of
November 2, 2009

NEGATIVE MOMENTUM

POSITIVE MOMENTUM

Australia (EWA)
Austria (EWO)
Belgium (EWK)
Brazil (EWZ)
Canada (EWC)
Chile (ECH)
China (FXI)
France (EWQ)
Germany (EWG)
Hong Kong (EWH)
Italy (EWI)
Japan (EWJ)
Malaysia (EWM)
Mexico (EWW)
Netherlands (EWN)
Singapore (EWS)
South Africa (EZA)
South Korea (EWY)
Spain (EWP)
Switzerland (EWL)
Taiwan (EWT)
United Kingdom (EWU)

Russia (RSX)
Sweden (EWD)







INDUSTRY SECTORS

Sector research can be used in many of the same ways as index research.  Plus, it can guide an investor's attention to timely stocks in certain industry groups that may be poised to either rise or fall in price.  In fact, research on sectors constitutes the second element of the Active-Investor trading system, since the direction of an individual stock is often highly correlated to that of its particular industry.

Our service provides members weekly updates on the technical status of 34 major industry sectors.  These sectors have been chosen to coincide with 34 of the largest Fidelity Select Sector mutual funds.  Each week a table is posted which lists the weekly momentum (positive or negative) of each of the sector funds.  The table also indicates which sectors have changed momentum that week, alerting investors to sectors that are possibly starting to trend in the opposite direction.

Week of November 2, 2009

NEGATIVE MOMENTUM

POSITIVE MOMENTUM

Air Transport
Automotive
Banking
Biotech
Brokerage & Investment
Chemical
Communications Equipment
Computer
Construction & Housing
Consumer Discretionary
Consumer Staples
Defense & Aerospace
Electronics
Energy
Energy Service
Environmental
Gold
Healthcare
Home Finance
Industrial Equipment
Industrials
Insurance
IT Services
Leisure
Materials
Medical Delivery
Medical Equipment/Systems
Multimedia
Natural Resources
Real Estate
Retail
Software
Technology
Telecommunications
Transportation
Utilities
Wireless




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