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Volume 4 – Advisory Sentiment

Investors Intelligence surveys independant stock market newsletters, classifying them as bulls, bears and correction. Volume 4 shows two indexes -- the raw Percent Bears and Bears as a Percent of Bulls Plus Bears. Volume 4 contains twelve two-panel charts showing six snapshots of five years each of both diffusion indexes. The top panel of each chart shows the daily NYSE Composite.

Time Frames in Volume 4

Date Range Percent
as a percent of
(Bulls plus Bears)
1968-72 a g
1973-77 b h
1978-82 c i
1983-87 d j
1988-92 e k
1993-97 f l

These are all two panel landscape charts.
The lower panels all have an arithmetic scale running from zero to one hundred.

The top line shows the daily NYSE Composite Average on a logarithmic price scale.

The bottom line shows Bears expressed as a percentage of Bulls plus Bears (Advisory Sentiment from Chartcraft).

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