Daily Market Commentary: Upside Break

Better stuff from bulls.  The consolidation which has played out over the past couple of weeks broke out to the upside. Technicals improved alongside price action.

The S&P managed a net bullish shift in technicals in one day; this supported the breakout and a close above 20-day and 50-day MAs.

The Nasdaq managed to post a breakout on higher volume accumulation. Technicals aren't as positive for the S&P but are improving.

Supporting the Nasdaq is a strong gain in the semiconductor index,  The index will encounter the first of its supply zones at the 20-day MA, but the recovery has been solid.

Finally, the Russell 2000 enjoyed a breakout with a close above 20-day and 50-day MAs.  Technicals continued their improvement with a MACD trigger and +DI/-DI  'buy'.  Relative strength runs in favour of Small Caps over Tech indices (and Large Caps) and this keeps bulls in the driving seat.

Tomorrow could see a consolidation, but bulls maintain the edge and pullbacks will play as buying opportunities for now.


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