Stock Market Commentary: Indecision in Primary Indices, but Breakout in Semiconductors

While the Nasdaq, Nasdaq 100, Dow and S&P did very little today - each closing on neutral doji on lower volume, there was something more from the semiconductor index. The SOX managed a decisive break from its declining channel and is well placed to challenge 52-week highs c337.

Strength in the semiconductor index should help the lagging Nasdaq and Nasdaq 100.

The Russell 2000 crept over its 50-day MA but is still contained by a trading range and has work to do if it is to challenge Sep/Oct 52-week highs.

If markets are to push higher they will need to so quickly or momentum will be lost - todays' doji were such instances of stalling momentum for the leading indices.

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