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Helene Meisler

Helene Meisler writes a daily technical analysis column and TheStreet Top Stocks. For more information, click here. Meisler spent more than a decade on the sell side as a market technician covering institutional accounts at various investment banks in New York City, including Cowen & Co. and Goldman Sachs. In addition she worked at Cargill in Minneapolis where she managed equity money for three years. She received her bachelor's degree in business from Pace University.

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Recent Articles By The Author

Going From Gloomy to Giddy

After Tuesday's rally, the total put/call ratio hit 75% -- the lowest reading since April 12, and remember, that month we had nearly three more weeks of rallying.

Not a Pretty Day

The S&P 500 was up 8, and breadth was negative; meanwhile, Nasdaq saw new lows expand to 115, while essentially up all day -- there's no good way to spin that.

Buckle Up

We're in for more volatility, but complacency is getting wrung out -- plus, what about those banks?

How Many (New) Lows Can We Go?

Want to get bearish? Look at the number of stocks making new lows.

How Quickly We Change

Just a few days ago everyone was so jolly as the S&P 500 climbed over 3000, but then the market got overbought and the number of stocks making new highs began contracting compared with a month ago.

Bad Day to Pick Winners

With 107 new highs for Nasdaq, we saw only 37 more new highs than new lows: Poor odds for picking stocks.

Overbought and Running Lower on Steam

We are overbought and sentiment is still elevated, so volatility should tick up in the coming week.

Here's a Tip: Insiders Are Selling...

But before you run out and liquidate your portfolio, let's take a closer look at how their timing may not be so hot.

Opportunities Are Becoming a Long Shot

The number of contracting new highs means it is harder to find opportunities on the long side, and points to a narrowing, not an expanding, breadth of the market.

After Just Two Days, Everyone's Carefree

Just days ago market watchers were so cautious, but not Wednesday; yet we're still heading to overbought as sentiment is getting frothy.

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