Written by Gary
Closing Market Commentary For 07-24-2014
Volatility or sea-sawing was the game of the afternoon, but generally a slight trend down from the morning highs. The SP500 made a new closing high which is bullish, but not convincing volume to support it.
By 4 pm there was a brief fractional sell-off that was not unexpected and we will see if it continues tomorrow.
The medium term indicators are leaning towards the hold side at the close. 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 10.52. I would advise caution in taking any position during this uncertain period.
Barchart.com shows a 88 % buy. (Been at 88% for the last 8 sessions, I think their meter is broken) Investing.com members' sentiments are 56 % bearish and Investors Intelligence sets the breath at 66.9 % 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 4:00 is at 17084 down 3 or -0.02%.
The SP500 is at 1988 up 1 or 0.05%.
SPY is at 198.51 up 0.01 or 0.01%.
The $RUT is at 1156 down 2 or -0.16%.
NASDAQ is at 4472 down 2 or -0.04%.
NASDAQ 100 is at 3983 down 3 or -0.08%.
$VIX 'Fear Index' is at 11.84 up 0.32 or 2.78%. Neutral, but volatile Movements
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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 elevated, but trending down.
WTI oil is trading between 103.29 (resistance) and 101.88 (support) today. The session bias is negative and is currently trading down at 101.98.
Brent Crude is trading between 108.24 (resistance) and 106.82 (support) today. The session bias is negative and is currently trading down at 107.21.
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Gold fell from 1306.48 earlier to 1288.09 and is currently trading down at 1293.00. The current intra-session trend is negative.
Dr. Copper is at 3.263 rising from 3.201 earlier.
The US dollar is trading between 80.98 and 80.81 and is currently trading down at 80.94, the bias is currently sideways and quiet.
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Written by Gary