In this video I discuss the weak breadth that has occurred across the stock market since early March 2017. Weak breadth means that less stocks are participating in a market rally, which means that it’s harder to find a stock that’s outperforming the market. The market so far in 2017 has been led by large cap tech stocks and by the semiconductor industry groups that have been in strong Stage 2 uptrends since the middle of 2016.
In the second part of the video I go over the importance of not chasing overextended stocks that are far away from the 30-week moving average. This can lead to losses and occurs because traders lack discipline to wait for a better buy point after the stock has consolidated for a while.
Since early March I’ve been noting on Twitter that the breadth of this market has been weak and therefore it’s been much harder to find winning stocks this year than last year. This is definitely a stock picker’s market so far in 2017.