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Consensus Inc.

An overview of Consensus Inc. 

  • The Consensus Bullish Sentiment Index of market opinion gauges positions and attitudes of major professional brokerage firms and advisors on U.S. commodities markets.
  • Developed in 1983, these Contrarian sentiment indicators assess the prevailing psychological tendencies for stocks and commodities markets on a weekly basis.
  • The Consensus offers unique sentiment index indicators by major commodity, which provide potential markets direction.

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Features & Benefits

What you get with Consensus Inc. 

  • The data covers a broad spectrum of approaches to the market, including fundamental, technical, and cyclical.
  • Used by individual and institutional traders, brokers, fund managers and more, to plan strategies using Consensus Bullish Sentiment trends with changes in market moving economic indicators.
  • Consensus considers only opinions which have been committed to publication and therefore have an influence on the trading public.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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