Most Overbought & Oversold Assets

Just a little big picture perspective for you here.  This is the latest view of some of the biggest global asset classes and how oversold or overbought they are.  I used the percentage deviation from the 200 day moving average as a simple point of reference.

The notable stand-outs are natural gas vs brent crude and the stunning performance of the Nikkei Index versus all other equity markets.  If you thought the S&P seemed overbought….

As we all know by now, the commodity complex has been slammed in recent days and precious metals have taken the worst beating.   Silver is down an incredibly -24% from its 200 day moving average while gold is off -17%.  The beating in Brent Crude has been nearly as bad at -12%.

Chart via Orcam Investment Research:



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Cullen Roche

Cullen Roche

Mr. Roche is the Founder of Orcam Financial Group, LLC. Orcam is a financial services firm offering research, private advisory, institutional consulting and educational services. He is also the author of Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Understand About Money and Finance and Understanding the Modern Monetary System.

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  • Sean

    It would be interesting to see price performance 6-12 months after assets get over-bought/sold by certain amounts… My guess is half the time they revert to the mean and the other half the mean reverts to them… Or maybe correlations/divergences would be more interesting, ex copper down & S&P up, does the divergence mean anything?

  • Lee Colville


    uncanny how you post things I am thinking of at the time. Do you have any summary statistics about trading around highly overbought/oversold markets?


  • rp1

    I also can write some nonsense when I am drunk.

  • bart

    ruh roh… ;-)

  • Jason