Monday, January 14, 2013

Daily Market Commentary: Repeat of Friday

Apple had set a bearish tone at the open, but bulls were able to rally at the close to leave markets poised for further gains.  Not surprisingly, the Nasdaq posted a higher volume distribution day, but it didn't negate the flag breakout.  The index remains in good shape for bulls.


While Apple may be weighing on the Nasdaq, it does have the help of a vastly improving semiconductor index. A break of September's swing high would help do the same for the Nasdaq.


The Russell 2000 has experienced a series of narrow range inside days, which suggests a big swing move is about to follow. This should follow the prior trend and break higher.


The S&P is also ready to clear its September high. Unlike the Nasdaq, there was no distribution in this index - another positive sign.


For Tuesday, watch for upside follow through following last week's consolidation breakouts

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