Monday, December 11, 2017

Small Caps and Semiconductors Still in Shorting Territory

While it was good day for Tech and Large Cap Indices it was a more muddled day for the Russell 2000 and Semiconductor Index.

The Russell 2000 wasn't able to enjoy the fruits of what was low key buying experienced in other indices. A second doji in a row gives shorts something to work with as the 'Bull Trap' continues to influence buyers behavior.


The Semicondcutor Index was able to post similar gains as other lead indices but hasn't yet done enough to challenge its 50-day MA.  However, it's a good shorting rally which can be attacked unless the 50-day MA is breached decisively.


The S&P managed to post new all-time closing high on low volume. It sets up for a move to channel resistance. Existing longs have little reason to sell and shorts require something to attack, so look for more upside to follow. Technicals are back net bullish.


The Nasdaq managed to reverse the bearish black candlestick from Friday and reason enough to push any shorts entering this morning out of their position.


For Tuesday, shorts should keep focus on the Semiconductor Index and may be able to find joy in the Russell 2000 using a relatively tight sto. Longs could look to the Nasdaq and S&P to continue their runs to channel resistance.

You've now read my opinion, next read Douglas' blog.

I trade a small account on eToro, and invest using Ameritrade. If you would like to join me on eToro, register through the banner link and search for "fallond".

If you are new to spread betting, here is a guide on position size based on eToro's system.


Share on StockTwits

---
Accepting KIVA gift certificates to help support the work on this blog. All certificates gifted are converted into loans for those who need the help more.

Follow Me on Twitter



Dr. Declan Fallon is a blogger who trades for fun on eToro and can be copied for free.
. I invest in my pension fund as a buy-and-hold.
 
f9229fcfd1b1390be00cfccc86c90349c93a4179bf4227457c