Carl Icahn , no dummy when it comes to investing, having made over $1B on Netflix alone! calls the market "extremely overheated". Also worrisome are the technical indicators: OBV, or collective On Balance Volume and RSI or Relative Strength Index which topped out last year. Although stock Buybacks were fairly strong in Q2, even they failed to move the markets very much.
Sentiment Indicators, however, tell a different story: as shown below, newsletter Bulls increased in both wire house newsletters and Individual (AAII) surveys; CEO insider selling (legal) was way low - single digit, over buyers. Most other Indicators were quite calm and neutral considering the global situation. Stay tuned!!!
|New Hi's/Low's||Nasdaq h/l||401/149||380/146|
|COT:SPX w/w||large/small (net)k||9k/(8k)||7k/(51k)|
|off.&bd b/s.vs.||10% holder b/s||160/50||160/35|
|US equity -ICI||Fund Flows||WeekDelay||(3.5B)|
|MMF flows||Change in $B||2.7B||(11.1B)|
|MargDebt- top (300M)||monthly||507B|
|2-yr Tsy Yield: Inflation||0.72%||n/a|
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