Breadth Indicator

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Breadth Indicator

Any indicator that measures the relative strength of a price movement either upward or downward. One may think of a breadth indicator as a measure of the likelihood of the persistence of an upswing or a downturn in a security's price. Technical analysts use various breadth indicators to make their recommendations or investments.
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SectorStat - allows users to analyse 187 market breadth indicators at a Sector level.
We also want to see the High-Low indicators start climbing again, but we may remove the hedge before then if other breadth indicators strengthen enough to warrant it.
His new book, due out in September 2005, "The Complete Guide to Market Breadth Indicators," will introduce market breadth concepts to investors.
The cumulative New Highs minus New Lows indicators are some of our favorite breadth indicators -- when the line is rising we want to be long the market and when it's falling we want to be short or hedged.
point, but based on the breadth indicators he looks at, historical odds
com/prn02 Short-term breadth indicators are negative but in oversold territory, notes S&P Market Analyst Paul Cherney.