Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Daiyl Market Commentary: Low Volume Rally

After days of selling it had to happen bulls would get one day of joy.  The only problem was the lack of volume. A push to the 20-day MA would offer something for today's buyers as well as give shorts an angle to attack.

The S&P didn't quite make it to its 200-day MA.


 Neither did the Nasdaq


Although the hardest hit indices enjoyed the best of the rebound Monday.  After crashing through its 200-day MA on Friday the Russell 2000 returned over 2% to take back its long term moving average.


The semiconductor index also gained over 2%, but it hasn't yet reached a natural support level on which a strong rally can be based, but it may still have enough to see a test of the 200-day MA.


Tomorrow will be interesting.  Given the lack of volume it's hard to see the momentum continuing, but an open gap up would not be surprising.  Of the indices, the Russell 2000 has an opportunity to work support off its 200-day MA.

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