The market is, generally speaking, near lifetime highs, but just as some animals are more equal than others, so too are some indexes at lifetime highs more than others. We’ll go from strength to weakness, starting with the Major Market Index, which is muscling its way to new records daily:
Liquidity moves markets!Follow the money. Find the profits!
Also terribly strong, but a little less so, is the S&P 500. I’ve drawn a line which shows the ever-so-slightly higher highs going on. The circles denote those record levels.
Once we get to the Dow Jones Composite, the timing of the peaks is the same, but instead of slightly higher highs we see slightly lower lows. Nothing earth-shaking, but intriguing nonetheless.
The NASDAQ Composite, perhaps because of lingering trade war concerns, is having more trouble. Its recent high is substantially beneath the prior peak.
And by the time we reach the small caps………fuhgetaboutit!
I’ll leave you with one last thought from IPO-land. I’ve plotted two companies below which could not be more different: Beyond Meat and Zoom Communications. One of them creates meat-free meat, and the other is a video teleconferencing company. What I find interesting about these high-fliers (both of them fairly recently public) is how they are moving in absolute lockstep even though, as I said, what they do is worlds apart.
Wall Street Examiner Disclosure:Lee Adler, The Wall Street Examiner reposts third party content with the permission of the publisher. I curate posts here on the basis of whether they represent an interesting and logical point of view, that may or may not agree with my own views. Some of the content includes the original publisher's promotional messages. I may receive promotional consideration on a contingent basis, when paid subscriptions result. The opinions expressed in these reposts are not those of the Wall Street Examiner or Lee Adler, unless authored by me, under my byline. No endorsement of third party content is either expressed or implied by posting the content. Do your own due diligence when considering the offerings of information providers.