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By Lawrence G. McMillan

This week, $SPX did break down a little bit, violating the 2175 level, which had been the bottom of the tight 2175-2195 trading range that had contained prices for most of this month. But the piercing of minor support at 2175 was not significant. However, a breach of the 2160 support area would be more damaging, in my opinion.

The equity-only put-call ratios have been flirting with sell signals for most of the month of August. Now, the weighted ratio has turned bearish after the modest selloff by $SPX this week, but the standard ratio remains on a buy signal for now.

Market breadth has fallen prey to bearish signals as well. The negative...

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