Monday, January 31, 2011

Daily Market Commentary: Decline Stalls

After Friday's heavy loss it was no great surprise to see markets recover a little. The S&P made it back above its 20-day MA. MACD weakness picked up a little, but other technicals remained firm.

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The Nasdaq wasn't so fortunate. Monday's gain wasn't enough to make it above the 20-day MA.

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Nasdaq Breadth returned to its bearish ways with the Percentage of Nasdaq Stocks Above the 50-day MA losing 55% support on increased technical weakness.

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And technicals of the Nasdaq Summation Index turning net bearish

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It could be argued the Nasdaq 100 has broken from its channel support.

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Meanwhile, the Russell 2000 defended its 50-day MA.

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Market Breadth is suggesting the intermediate term correction has started and a rally at this point should be sold into.

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