Sellers strike, nixing extended rallies in the S&P and Nasdaq

It was to be expected that sellers were to make a concerted appearance at some point in June and today was the day. It was a rough day for me on the day trading front; overtrading, but managing to close with a profit thanks to the gain the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The S&P and Nasdaq took the biggest hits on the day, but there is plenty of support to work with despite today's higher volume distribution selling.

The Russell 2000 ($IWM) took a modest loss. This time, the trading range offers protection, so its significance is reduced. Volume did register as distribution and technicals are net negative. It may take a test of the 200-day MA to initiate a rally to break the trading range, but for now, expect further scrappy action.

There may be some follow through lower for the S&P and Nasdaq with last week's gaps a likely area to be filled over the coming days. Such action would coincide with tests of 20-day MAs, increasing the likelihood for such moves. As for the Russell 2000, it's anyones guess.


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