The on-balance volume (OBV) is one of his favorite leading indicators, and here, MoneyShow’s Tom Aspray demonstrates how to use it on a longer time frame to identify stocks that are being accumulated.
The choppy nature of the 1st quarter is not surprising after the action in 2013. The sharp declines in the Nasdaq 100 and biotechnology stocks have caused some technical damage that would normally take time to repair.
The relative performance analysis of the SPDR Diamond Trust (DIA) suggests that it may be taking over market leadership. It has lagged for the past year as it is up just 13.8% versus a 21.1% gain in the Spyder Trust (SPY) and 26% gain over the past year in the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ).
The longer-term analysis of the on-balance volume (OBV) often gives one a very good idea of which stocks are being accumulated. This is especially true of the monthly and quarterly OBV analysis. These four Dow stocks are giving some strong long-term signals that indicate one should be looking to buy them at a price level where the risk can be well controlled.