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October 17, 2002
The Nasdaq Composite Index gained more than 3% to close at 1272. The primary trend will reverse if there is a break above 1426.
The S&P 500 gained 19 points to close at 879. The index will complete a double bottom if it rises above 965. The primary trend is down.
The Chartcraft NYSE Bullish % Indicator reflects a bear confirmed signal at 26% (October 16).
Microsoft reports first-quarter earnings of 50 cents per share, beating analysts estimates, but lowers forecasts for the next quarter. (more)
New York: Spot gold last traded at $US 311.60, down 270 cents.
MACD (26,12,9) and Slow Stochastic (20,3,3) are above their signal lines. Twiggs money flow is rising, after a bullish divergence [+].
ABC entered a period of consolidation, below 1.00, after starting a stage 2 up-trend. Relative strength (price ratio: xao) is rising. A bullish cup and handle pattern can be seen, with the cup from  to  and the handle at  to .
And therefore the cautious man, when it is time to act impetuously, does not know how to do so, and he is ruined;
but if he had changed his conduct with the times, Fortune would not have changed.
- Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (1532)