Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekly Market Commentary: Market Top

Weekly charts across indices continue to shape a market top. Technicals for the Nasdaq peaked at historical resistance with the bull trap still in play.

Nasdaq

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Nasdaq Breadth also honored resistance. The Nasdaq Summation Index dropped sharply from resistance

($NASI)

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And the Percentage of Nasdaq stocks above the 50-day MA has confirmed its bull trap.

($NAA50R)

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The S&P tells a similar bull trap story to the Nasdaq with overbought (and weakening) technicals

($SPX)

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S&P Breadth indicators failed to make it to resistance for Summation or Bullish Percent indices. Plus, the Percentage of S&P stocks above the 50-day MA has played to a picture perfect top.

($SPXA50R)

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So, the late bullish flourish late last week on the dailies hasn't turned the page on the weeklies. Bears hold control of the main trend.

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