As investors prepare for the Federal Reserve announcement today, they are feeling pretty good.
That’s mostly due to the performance of the “big 3” stock market indexes: the S&P 500 IndexINDEXSP: .INX, Dow Jones IndustrialsINDEXDJX: DJI, and the NasdaqINDEXNASDAQ: .IXIC.
As you can see in the upper half of today’s chart, all three are at all-time highs (1).
But that’s only half of the story. In the lower half, we have the Russell 2000, Dow Transports, and S&P Mid-Cap Indexes… and they are not at all-time highs. In fact, they are in downtrends
So who is telling the truth? Will this divergence lead to a stock market correction? Or will the lagging 3 indexes play catch up? Stay tuned!