Contrary Indicator: Page Views Skyrocket!
We noted back in February that the surge in page views tends to occur towards a tradable low -- not THE low, but usually one that is good for a few weeks. That last contrary signal worked out quite well.
We got another such signal on Monday -- page views skyrocketed to what might actually have been the single biggest one day total.
In other Contrary Indicator news, it was reported yesterday that Goldman Sachs replaced the perennially optimistic Abbie Joseph Cohen as their chief markets forecaster.
Have a look at the chart below. This suggests a temporary crescendo of bearish activity:
I'm writing this Monday night, and hopefully won't be too embarrassed about this Tuesday morning (Ed: Futures are considerably higher this morning). Be aware that Producer Price Index (PPI) and Housing Starts are out at 8:30am, and the FOMC announcement is at 2:15pm, so today is likely to be quite volatile.
I am curious if any other bloggers saw a similar traffic surge . . .
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I think it's just your site that gets this traffic, Barry. At times of extreme uncertainty, a lot of us look to you for level-headed analysis that just doesn't exist anywhere else. Don't know about everyone else, but late Sunday night I kept hitting refresh every few minutes to see if you had anything to add.
Posted by: Historicus | Mar 18, 2008 8:09:38 AM
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