Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Daily Market Commentary: Holiday Trading Continues

There is only a couple vacation days left for August and this continues to be reflected in trading volume. The S&P continues to hold 20-day SMA support with a third doji in a row.

The semiconductor index is holding horizontal support at 396 and its 20-day MA. The past five days have seen some very tight trading, so a big response can be expected soon.  Will Monday be the day this breaks the malaise?

The Russell 2000 is the index most likely to break first. It is carefully poised on resistance and may make its move as soon as tomorrow.

The one index to show a technical weakness was the Nasdaq 100 with its 'sell' trigger in the MACD.  However, the index itself remains above channel resistance and hasn't shown any price weakness.

Not expecting much from tomorrow given the volume.


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