Thursday, May 24, 2012

Daily Market Commentary: Sliding Along

Bulls are having a hard time acquiring the momentum to confirm a swing low.  But at least the decline has been arrested.  Volume eased and remains well below the distribution of the previous week.

The S&P is close to an on-balance-volume 'buy' with the MACD in pursuit.


It was a similar picture for the Nasdaq, although former support may now play as resistance.


But the Percentage of Nasdaq Stocks above the 50-day MA is firming up a swing low (and doing a better job than the index itself).


Although the Semiconductor index is heading in the other direction.


The Russell 2000 remains contained by 764 resistance despite yesterday's strong recovery.  But with the 200-day MA playing as support there may be enough to make it to the 20-day MA.


Today's setup looks to favor bulls tomorrow and probably for the next few days. In addition, sectorbreadth is closer to oversold territory and in such situations the upside potential is good.

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