Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Daily Market Commentary: More of the Same

In an extension of yesterday's lackluster action markets traded in a relatively tight range.  The Russell 2000 got the best of the day's action, adding nearly 0.5% in an attempt a push into overhead resistance around 820.


Tech averages also gained, finishing slightly higher, but on light volume.


The semiconductor index is trading at dual support of the 20-day MA and horizontal support of 396, a good place for a long trade.  A push higher in the semiconductor index will help long-side positions in the Nasdaq and Nasdaq 100.


The S&P was able to hold its 20-day MA but with a new bearish cross in on-balance-volume.  The index is trading in the middle of a rising channel and could go either way.


Again, bulls should stick to Tech and the Semiconductor Index.  Bears can look for a break in the 20-day MA of S&P - although it too currently offers a long side opportunity at this average.

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