Where is the Volume?
It has been a great start for the longs this year. All markets are up, but the volume is continuing to drift lower. The GS Hedge Fund monitor this week showed that hedge funds are hitting new lows when it comes to turnover. Guest post by D Short;
The S&P 500 closed yesterday at a new year-to-date high, up 8.32% in the first 44 days of trading versus 5.59% over the same timeframe in 2011, which was also an excellent start to the year (one that finished flat).
According to the data I downloaded from myStockcharts.com subscription, the cumulative volume so far this year is 102.6 Billion versus 122.6 Billion in the first 34 days of 2011. That is a -16.3% decline.
Despite the continued superior performance of the 2012 year-to-date rally, but the trading volume doesn’t offer strong confirmation.