Daily Market Commentary: Technicals Turn Net Bullish

While indices gave up some of their intraday day gains by the close of business, there was a more bullish turn in the technical picture of each.

The S&P had the best of today's action. There was a break of declining resistance on modest volume, but it wasn't enough to break 1,260 resistance.

The Nasdaq finished with a potential bearish 'shooting star' just below 200-day MA resistance. Volume climbed a little to register an accumulation day. Can tomorrow see the break of the 200-day MA?

The Russell 2000 pushed inside prior trading of the 'bull traps', but unlike the S&P and Nasdaq, has room to go before getting to its 200-day MA.

The semiconductor index finished a couple points below 381 resistance, but it too saw a net bullish turn in technicals.

What this means for tomorrow is more difficult to decipher. Indices are positioned at resistance, be it 200-day MAs or a horizontal price point, so lower prices are favoured in the short term. But with 'long term' technicals net bullish the outcome for the first quarter of 2012 is more likely to be positive; buy the pullback???


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