The Bush vs. Kerry Ratio

Martin Pring is a reknowned market technician. His site includes an interesting chart, derived from data via Rasmussen, a reliable pollster.

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Graphic via Pring Research

There is a caveat to the charting of polling data patterns: It hardly correllates to technical trading patterns; Polling is a cost free public opinion survey, subject to headlines and PR issues rather than fundamental concerns of the business cycle. Individual equity performance is driven by ‘Supply and Demand’ issues.

Still, its an interesting concept, and Pring does a nice job of presenting the data as an objective assessment. It will be curious to see if the debate tonight impacts this . . .

via Mike Barret, NYU

Pring Research

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  1. Anup commented on Sep 30

    Sorry, but I did not understand this.

  2. spencer commented on Sep 30

    It suggest that Bush may be peaking.

  3. BOPnews commented on Oct 17

    The Bush vs. Kerry Ratio revisited

    Last month, we looked at the Bush vs. Kerry Ratio. It’s a chart maintained by Martin Pring, a highly regarded market chartist. Pring applied the tools of technical analysis to political forecasting. Last we looked at the chart — before…

  4. MIASKE commented on Oct 21


  5. munna commented on Nov 3

    Go Kerry…Go!!

  6. jerry commented on Aug 30

    i’m jerr mselem from tanzania i will like a picture with geoger bush and john kerry my address is
    jerry mselem 10969
    thank you

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