Weekly Market Commentary: Breath Gains

Market breadth staged a strong recovery after weeks of declines. The bounce is still a little early for some breadth indicators, but the gain was welcome. The indices enjoyed a powerful move off support and are well positioned for further gains.

The Percentage of Nasdaq Stocks above the 50-day MA managed an 8 point gain to make it to 46% of Nasdaq.

The Nasdaq enjoyed a higher volume engulfing pattern.  The 'engulfing pattern' is weakened by the lack of an oversold market for the Tech average, but this is an index which is well above nearest support.

The feelgood factor extended to other indices.  The Russell 2000 continued to hold the former head-and-shoulder neckline as support and is threatening 830 resistance.  Bulls are well positioned to press their advantage.

Likewise, the S&P worked off 1,370 support but has yet to challenge the 2008 high of 1,426.

Next week, look for bulls to follow through with new high, continuing the rally started in 2011.


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