A Follow Through Day & A 20-day High

Tuesday posted the 1st IBD Follow Through Day (FTD) since the rally began. Unusual about this FTD is that it occurred in conjunction with SPX making a new 20-day high. The study below examines other times a 20-day high was accompanied by a FTD.

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Results here are impressive over both the short and intermediate-term. To get a better feel for the short-term returns I have listed the instances below.

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The run-up to drawdown ratio here is quite impressive. I’ll also note that 9 of the 12 instances went on to have “successful” rallies. (“Success” means it either hit a new 200-day high or at least rose 2x as much as it had already risen off the bottom.) The 3 instances whose rallies did not succeed (circled in red) all saw run-ups of at least 2% before they eventually rolled over and made new lows.


A summary of some of my past FTD posts can be found here.  Or for the complete list of past FTD studies click here.


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