Friday, November 13, 2009

Put/Call Ratio: A Look at Recent Sentiment

As we can see, the CBOE equity put/call ratio has done a pretty good job lately of catching market highs and lows, acting as a contrarian indicator. Although the ratio has come down with the November rally, we have not seen the low put/call levels that marked relative tops in September and October. At present, we're standing right about at the three-month median point in the put/call ratio, with sentiment not showing any extremes.