Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Small Caps Breakout

It has taken a few days for Small Caps to make their move but today was the day the Russell 2000 joined other indices in mounting a breakout. It was a clean breakout supported by positive technical strength - putting to bed the June 'bull trap'. Watch for the second round of stop-whips with an intraday move (and recovery) below 1,430.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Breakouts Hold

While little happened over the last couple of days since the breakouts, enough was done to hang on to these gains.

Tech had the best of the action, pushing away from support and consolidating the bullish position. Volume wasn't spectacular but not surprising given the summer season.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Breakouts Abound

The week finished with some tasty looking breakouts in Large Cap and Tech Indices. Best of the action was given over to Large Caps with volume perhaps the most disappointing aspect of these breakouts.

The S&P closed the week out with a respectable breakout on a new ADX 'buy' trigger. This followed a MACD trigger 'buy' earlier in the week. Monday will be about defending 2,450 and staying above that mark at close of business. Long traders should play for a move to upper channel resistance.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tech Market Technicals Turn Net Positive

Two days of gains have helped re-establish the bullish technical picture for tech indices, Nasdaq and Nasdaq 100. While the improvement was welcomed it didn't come without a price.

The Nasdaq broke through declining resistance but also left it itself wedged beneath the former rising channel.  If there is a chance for shorts, then tomorrow could be it.

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