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Arms Index shows stock market's selloff is relatively calm

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Arms Index shows stock market's selloff is relatively calm

The Arms Indexes for both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq exchange are showing that investors are behaving in a relatively calm fashion despite the steep declines in the market indexes. The Arms is a volume-weighted breadth measure that is used to depict the intensity of selling and buying in declining and advancing stocks, by comparing the ratio of advancing stocks to declining stocks to the ratio of advancing volume to declining volume. The Arms tends to rise above 1.000 when stocks