Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Daily Market Commentary: A Quiet Start to the Week

There wasn't much to say after the long weekend. The Nasdaq added to Friday's gain with another narrow day of higher volume accumulation. The gain was small, but as part of the rally from the August swing low it's currently up 6.3%. Technicals are good, and not suggesting any immediate weakness is forthcoming.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Daily Market Commentary: Semiconductors Gain

Markets finished Friday on a flourish with a close at, or near new highs. Volume climbed to register an accumulation day, which keeps thing ticking over in favor of bulls over the long weekend.  The Semiconductors had the best of it, although these gains were posted at the open.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Daily Market Commentary: Light Losses in Indices

Charts are turning into a scatter plot of doji. Today's losses didn't violate support and trading volume was light. Little to worry about here.

The Russell 2000 took the largest loss, but it's secure above its 50-day MA. The index is trading within a rising channel with a number of support levels, including the 50-day MA, to look too.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Daily Market Commentary: Little Change

Whereas yesterday offered a spark of life from the Russell 2000, today offered little. The Russell 2000 gave back a little of the ground it made yesterday, but not enough to negate the gain.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Daily Market Commentary: Russell 2000 Gains

There wasn't a whole lot of action in the indices today.  The only index to come out with anything was the Russell 2000. I thought we would have seen today's gain yesterday, but it was welcome all the same. Today's gain for the Russell 2000 also resulted in a return of the net bullish technical picture.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Daily Market Commentary: Bullish Rally Continues

There was still a little doubt in today's action with the bulk of the gains coming on the morning gap. However, it did mean the brief pause from Friday was negated by today's push higher.

The S&P made a challenge on 2,000, but it wasn't able to stick the move higher. Volume was lighter, reflecting a drop in buying interest, but with new highs for Large Caps and Tech indices it's hard to see past the bullish picture.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Daily Market Commentary: Pause in Rally

Friday's action marked a balance between bulls and bears. Tech and Small Cap indices finished with indecisive doji, marking a swing trade opportunity; buy/sell break of Friday's high/low with a stop on the flip side. The S&P and Dow closed lower, but not enough to suggest bears finished the day in control.

The losses in the S&P weren't enough to trigger a 'bull trap', so the long-side play is still favoured.  Selling volume was also down on Thursday's buying, another reason to suggest bulls have control.  Technicals remain net bullish.

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