Written by Gary
Midday Market Commentary For 07-21-2014
Noonday markets are more or less where they were when the markets opened with the small caps down the least.
By 12 pm the averages were trending upwards but still in the red over -0.30%. The volume this morning was low to moderate and now it is falling once again to anemic levels as investors remain skittish about Mr. Market's next move.
Markets may be down today, but it is only temporary most analysts say.
It's no surprise nervous investors are looking for the catalyst that will bring the most-hated bull market in memory to an end, but so far the ingredients for a bear market have yet to materialize, a
The medium term indicators are leaning towards the hold side at the midday. The all important signs of reversal, up or down, have not been observed so we are mostly, at best, neutral and conservatively holding. The important DMA's, volume and a host of other studies have not turned and that is not enough for me to start shorting. The SP500 MACD has turned down, but remains above zero at 9.28. I would advise caution in taking any position during this uncertain period.
Barchart.com shows a 88 % buy. (Been at 88% for the last 7 sessions, I think their meter is broken) Investing.com members' sentiments are 58 % bearish and Investors Intelligence sets the breath at 66.6 % bullish with the status at Bear Correction. (Chart Here )
Chris Ciovacco says, "As long as the consumer discretionary ETF (NYSEARCA:XLY) holds above 67.06, all things being equal, it is a good sign for stocks and the U.S. economy." (Actually the support looks to be in the 66.88 range)
The markets are still susceptible to climbing on 'Bernankellen' vapor, use caution!
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The DOW at 12:30 is at 17030 down 71 or -0.41%.
The SP500 is at 1970 down 8 or -0.40%.
SPY is at 196.88 down 0.83 or -0.42%.
The $RUT is at 1143 down 9 or -0.78%.
NASDAQ is at 4414 down 18 or -0.40%.
NASDAQ 100 is at 3927 down 13 or -0.33%.
$VIX 'Fear Index' is at 13.07 up 1.01 or 8.37%. Neutral Movement
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The longer trend is up, the past months trend is positive, the past 5 sessions have been sideways and the current bias is depressed and fractionally trending up.
WTI oil is trading between 102.46 (resistance) and 101.47 (support) today. The session bias is positive and is currently trading down at 102.37. (Gap at 102.97, expect WTI to move up)
Brent Crude is trading between 107.54 (resistance) and 106.79 (support) today. The session bias is fluctuating widely with volatility and is currently trading down at 107.08.
Gold fell from 1318.98 earlier to 1311.26 and is currently trading up at 1313.10. The current intra-session trend is down and trending fractionally upward.
Dr. Copper is at 3.197 rising from 3.174 earlier.
The US dollar is trading between 80.66 and 80.48 and is currently trading down at 80.63, the bias is currently sideways and quiet.
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Written by Gary