Consensus Inc.

Summary

Developed by Consensus Inc. in 1983, these Contrarian Sentiment Indicators assess the prevailing psychological tendencies for stocks and commodities markets on a weekly basis and are most useful when they reach extreme overbought and oversold levels. The Consensus Bullish Sentiment Index is the premium gauge of positions and attitudes of major professional brokerage firms and advisors as interpreted and recorded by Consensus Inc.

Features and Benefits

The Consensus Inc. index provides an indication of potential commodities markets direction.

32 weekly series reflecting commodities markets.

To compile the Index, Consensus draws from an extensive mix of both brokerage house analysts and independent advisory services, from both contributors and non-contributors, to provide the strongest possible database.

The data covers a broad spectrum of approaches to the market, including the fundamental, technical, and cyclical: Consensus makes no attempt to discern to which of these approaches traders may be the most responsive.

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Depth and Breadth

To compile the Index, Consensus draws from an extensive mix of both brokerage house analysts and independent advisory services, from both contributors and non-contributors, to provide the strongest possible data base. The data covers a broad spectrum of approaches to the market, including the fundamental, technical, and cyclical: Consensus makes no attempt to discern to which of these approaches traders may be the most responsive.

Timeliness and Quality

Intended as a guide, the Index provides indication of potential market directions. The theory of contrarian opinion holds that when a predominant number of market analysts are bullish, it is likely that the market is approaching an overbought condition, and that a reversal in trend may be imminent. By the same reasoning, when a predominant number of market analysts are bearish, it is likely that the market is approaching an oversold condition, and that a reversal in trend may be forthcoming.

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