Monday, August 27, 2012

Daily Market Commentary: Low Key Day

It felt like the Bank Holiday in the U.K. seeped into Monday's U.S. trading. Markets experienced small losses on light volume.  The only exception was the Nasdaq which edged a tiny gain on higher volume accumulation, but it didn't change anything with respect to the market making a new high (or low).


The S&P didn't do much, but what it didn't do is more interesting.  The 20-day MA is only a few points away and if it breaks there is a big gap down to the 50-day MA and rising channel support.


The Russell 2000 was nondescript. The 820-826 zone is defining the index and currently is resistance.


Indices still look like they want to push higher.  If there is a break lower, the S&P will be the index likely to suffer most (given the gap between 20-day and 50-day MAs).

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