I like to look at my performance over a market period that is neutral, no gain or loss for the relevant index. So I was looking at the last five weeks of the naz,back to July 7, which is such a period and I notice that of the last 28 trading days only 30% of them were white, 45% black and 25% were dogi days. No surprise that some of our methods have yielded little during this time. Since I and probably most of us trade intraday, the color of these candles and their range has more importance on our profitability then the longer term measured rise or fall of the index. So even though the naz has gone nowhere, the intraday action has been decidedly negative. What might this say about the market? Have the big players been pumping up the opens and then selling out? Is this a classic case of distribution? I've never heard of white/black candle ratio discussed before as a possible indicator. I'm sure I'm not the first to think of this. Maybe there is some other term for it.( I don't know everything yet). Comments? Other than about how ignorant I am?