I received quite a few excellent submissions for last week’s chart of the week contest and three subjects seemed to attract the most attention of chartists: put to call ratios; volatility and market breadth.
One chart that did a superb job with put to call ratios and volatility was submitted by Greg Neal. Actually, this was not a single chart, per se, but more of a series of charts which tell a compelling story. Whereas Greg submitted his chart over the weekend, I have used updated data through today and have cut Greg’s chart to two sections to make for easier reading below. In terms of key takeaways, I’ll let the chart and Greg’s annotations speak for themselves.
For more on related subjects, readers are encouraged to check out:
- Yesterday’s Unusually Low ISEE Equity Number
- Chart of the Week: CBOE Equity Put to Call Ratio Nears All-Time Low
- Chart of the Week: Weekly Volume Flow (June 2010 contest winner)
- Chart of the Week: Total Put to Call Ratio (March 2010 contest winner)
[source: StockCharts.com and Greg Neal]