Thursday, April 28, 2011

Daily Market Commentary: Dow Advances and Semiconductors Stall

The Dow pushed higher for a third day in a row, taking it well beyond 12,400 support.

($INDU)

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The gains in the Dow helped pull the S&P higher

($SPX)

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And even the Russell 2000

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Although the Nasdaq 100 finished with an inside day at breakout support.

($NDX)

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Likewise the semiconductor index also closed lower with an inside day.

($SOX)

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For Friday, the inside days of the semiconductor index and Nasdaq 100 offer the best trading opportunity. The Nasdaq 100 might offer the better prospect given it is lying at support; a loss of support and it's a bull trap (with a stop on a close above the 2-day high), while a gain defines the risk on a break of Thursday's low.

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