With the GMI stuck at a middle 3 reading (see table below), I thought it might be useful to analyze the Dow-30 stocks according to the patterns I have been writing about that use a modified GMMA chart. It is noteworthy that a little less than one half (14) of the Dow 30 stocks remain in a strong RWB up-trend. Ten stocks are too close to call with their 6 red short term exponential averages overlapping with their 6 blue longer term averages such that there is no white space between the two sets of averages. Finally, six stocks are in solid BWR down-trends with all of their shorter term averages well below their longer term averages. I only want to own stocks showing RWB patterns because they are in strong up-trends. BWR stocks are for shorting, and I would never hold any of them long. The fact that about one third of the Dow 30 stocks are in No-W patterns (no clear up or down-trends) could signify a market in transition. I provide an example of each pattern below.
RWB up-trend: UNH
No-W, indeterminate trend: JNJ