- Charts - Sentiment - ISE (International Securities Exchange) Index versus DJIA
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ISE Sentiment Index vs. DJIA
Chart of International Securities Exchange Index vs DOW

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I use these sentiment charts to help set the asset allocation of my "explore portfolio."  Search my website with the above search box to find FREE articles where I have recent updates to these charts. Of course, when any of these charts indicate an important change, I update my newsletter subscribers first.

More about ISE Sentiment Index

Chart of State Street Investor Confidence Index
The ISE Sentiment Index is one of the Sentiment Charts I use to help set the asset allocation of my "explore portfolio."

Charts of the State Street Investor Confidence Index plotted versus the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), S&P500 and NASDAQ composite index (COMPQ) are key sentiment indicators for stock market technical analysis.  Contrarian theory states the time to buy is when fear and pessimism is at a maximum since this usually occurs near market bottoms.

According to ISEE, “The ISE Sentiment Index is a unique put/call value that only uses opening long customer transactions to calculate bullish/bearish market direction. Opening long transactions are thought to best represent market sentiment because investors often buy call and put options to express their actual market view of a particular stock. Market maker and firm trades, which are excluded, are not considered representative of true market sentiment due to their specialized nature. As such, the ISEE calculation method allows for a more accurate measure of true investor sentiment than traditional put/call ratios..

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