The Nasdaq has stronger price action but weaker technicals. Both the MACD and On-Balance-Volume have triggered 'sell' triggers while the index itself trades above 50-day and 20-day MAs. The risk is that technicals are suggesting these MAs won't hold as support for much longer. However, all bulls need is a push above 5,343 and shorts will be left scrambling; a feasible target for Monday.
Bears will be looking to the internal breadth weakness of Nasdaq Bullish Percents, Nasdaq Summation Index and Percentage of Nasdaq Stocks above the 50-day MA are all on 'sell' triggers having peaked in July.
The Russell 2000, which is now underperforming against the S&P and Nasdaq, still has the look of a 'bull' flag with the 50-day MA holding as support despite a 'sell' trigger in the MACD. Aggressive buyers may still look to this as an opportunity in early action for Monday.
For Monday, bulls can look to the Russell 2000 and its continual mapping of the 'bull flag'. Bears can track the S&P and look for a shorting opportunity on an eventual(?) break down from its bearish rising wedge.
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