Thursday, April 27, 2017

Semiconductors Tick Along

It was another quiet day for indices but the Semiconductor index was able to add over 1% on the day. This also helped post gains to the Nasdaq 100, although there was a relative gain for the Semiconductor Index against the latter index.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Markets Consolidate

After two days of gains it was time for consolidation in markets. The Russell 2000 didn't get this memo and added a third day of gains managing a new closing high.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bulls Have Breathing Room

The second day of gains has severely stressed any shorts left in the market.  Volume rose in confirmed accumulation as buyers pushed markets well away from nearest support.  Best of the action belonged to the Dow Jones Industrial average with recovering 'buy' triggers in the MACD and +DI/-DI.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Breakouts All Around: Nasdaq, Russell 2000 and S&P

The French election result was greeted as a welcome trigger for breakouts. All indices benefited from the action. Best of the action was in the Russell 2000. The Russell 2000 cleared 1,390 which marked a resistance level of the former bearish consolidation triangle. Technicals are all bullish and an intraday move which pushed below 1,390 but came back by the close would be very healthy for bulls.

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