Market Breadth

Market Breadth Definition

Market breadth is a means of measuring the strength of a trend in a securities market. Market breadth studies include: advancing vs. declining securities; up volume vs. down volume; new highs vs. new lows; number of stocks trading above or below a moving average; etc., in the market or index that is being studied. Market breadth indicators are sometimes referred to as internal market indicators, or market internals, as they are used to aggregate information about what is happening to all of the securities in a group that is being studied at a given point in time.

Market Breadth Indicators

There are many market breadth indicators available to investors trying to understand the strength of the current trend in the stock market.  Here is a list of market breadth indicators that are kept up to date on this web site:

Dow Jones Industrial Average Breadth Indicators

Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks trading at new yearly highs
Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks trading at new yearly lows
Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks trading above their 200 day moving average
Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks trading above their 50 day moving average
Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks trading above their 40 day moving average

S&P 500 Market Breadth Indicators

S&P 500 stocks trading at new yearly highs
S&P 500 stocks trading at new yearly lows
S&P 500 stocks trading above their 200 day moving average
S&P 500 stocks trading above their 50 day moving average
S&P 500 stocks trading above their 40 day moving average

NASDAQ 100 Composite Market Breadth Indicators

NASDAQ 100 Composite stocks trading at new yearly highs
NASDAQ 100 Composite stocks trading at new yearly lows
NASDAQ 100 Composite stocks trading above their 200 day moving average
NASDAQ 100 Composite stocks trading above their 50 day moving average
NASDAQ 100 Composite stocks trading above their 40 day moving average

Market breadth can be measured in many different ways.  If you have a market breadth indicator that you would like to see added to this web site, please send us a note by using this form:

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