Thursday, August 16, 2012

Daily Market Commentary: Small Caps Enjoy Some Buying

It was a solid day for Small Caps and Tech Indices, albeit without any great volume to back up the buying. The overall market continues to lull in 'vacation trading' mode and is unlikely to see this reversed until September.

The Russell 2000 is holding above what is increasingly becoming support at 795.  There is a band of resistance around 820 which still has to be challenged but it's looking reasonably good on getting there.


The Nasdaq 100 continues to run along upper channel resistance and its 6 day failure to reverse from it suggests it will push through and higher. Technically, it's still resistance and therefore bearish - but bears/shorts should have pushed the market down by now... This consolidation may unwind sharply higher before the extended nature of the July rally takes hold (look to around 2,800 for this to happen).


Large Caps were relatively dull, although like the Nasdaq 100 there is a stronger possibility for a push higher from the recent tight action.


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