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  • A New Market Index by Dan Downing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A New Market Index by Dan Downing Technicians are always looking for leading indices and indicators. We continually search for tools that will give us some advanced warning of the direction of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or the Options Exchange index (OEX 100). More than a year ago, the research team at my firm, Downing & Associates, and I combined four existing equity indices to make a new index, the mixture index. We have found this new index quite helpful in forecasting the intermediate-term trend of equity markets. The four indices we use to build the mixture index are the Do...

  • Using MMI to trade OEX by Dan Downing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Using MMI to trade OEX by Dan Downing My firm uses an indicator derived from the Major Market Index (MMI) Stock Index Future to trade options on Standard & Poor's 100 Stock Index (OEX). The indicator is used to determine when the MMI future is in very oversold territory and subject to a short-term bounce. Let me emphasize that the phrase ""short-term bounce"" refers to two or three days, no longer. Our research has shown that when the MMI future is very oversold, the equity markets are ready for a bounce. Instead of buying the future however, we purchase OEX calls to take advantage of the an...

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