Monday, February 04, 2013

Weekly Market Commentary: Sharp Reversals

Monday delivered a substantial reversal to Friday's gains, but trading volume fell - offsetting much of the pain of today's losses. There were other shifts too.

In the S&P there was a MACD trigger 'sell' to come with the drop. The 20-day MA is looking a plausible test tomorrow.


The Nasdaq set an unwelcome tone with a break of its 20-day MA. However, the earlier breakout remains valid - if only just. The prior 'sell' triggers for the MACD and On-Balance-Volume expanded.


The Russell 2000 is caught between the Nasdaq and S&P. Technical weakness is closer to the Nasdaq, but like the S&P, the 20-day MA is still available as support.


The market failed to follow through on a similar sell-off last Wednesday. Tuesday is second time lucky, and this time bears might have more mojo to back their case up.

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