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Exchange Statistics for Monday, September 18, 2017

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Advance Decline Ratio
The advance/decline ratio compares the number of stocks that are trading higher then yesterday's closing price to the number of stocks that are trading below yesterday's closing price. This does not take into account those stocks that haven't traded nor those that are unchanged. Currently there are 477 stocks that are trading higher today versus 306 stocks in our universe that are trading lower. The advance/decline ratio can be used to confirm market trends.
Stocks Trading Above/Below 5 Day MA
The 5 day simple moving average is an average price based on the last 5 periods. As each day is added, the last one is dropped creating the moving part of the average. The 5 day moving average is based on a weekly trading pattern. The shorter term moving average is used to gauge short term prices. Currently there are 548 stocks trading above thier 5 day moving average compared to 376 stocks trading below their 5 day average. Look to this ratio for clues as to the current trend in the market.
Stocks Trading Above/Below 25 Day MA
The 25 day simple moving average is used to gauge current prices relative to their monthly average. Viewing a number of moving averages against the current price can give perspective as where the stock is currently trading. Currently there are 537 of stocks in our universe that are trading above their respective 25 day moving average compared to 437 stocks trading below their 25 day moving average.
Stocks Trading Above/Below 50 Day MA
The 50 day simple moving average is used to gauge current prices over the last quarter. Both the 25 day and 50 are not perfect in terms of providing for the monthly and quarterly average prices but do act as a relative benchmark. Again, observing the current price versus a number of moving averages does help in provideing current relative prices. Currently there are 501 stocks that are trading above their respective 50 day simple moving average in our universe compared to 491 stocks trading below their 50 day MA.
Stocks Trading Above/Below 200 Day MA
The 200 day simple moving average is used to represent a longer term view. Although the 200 day MA does not realistically represent a year it has been adopted and ubiquitously used as the defacto long term MA. In a bull market, one wants to see most stocks trading above their respective 200 day MA. Currently in our universe of stocks, there are 476 stocks that are trading above their 200 day MA compared to 569 stocks trading below their respective 200 day MA.
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