Written by Gary
Closing Market Commentary For 09-02-2014
Markets closed mixed with the large caps just in the red and the small caps in the green and doing well. The was some very heavy buying after the close, not sure at this time what caused it.
By 4 pm the averages recovered from 1:30 pm low and climbed back to just about where the markets closed on Friday. The DOW lost the most and the NASDAQ gained fractionally. Appears the bears have taken a nap for the day.
Volume was especially low all day, mostly anemic and masking the true intentions of Mr. Market and what he has planned for us 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, but now I am very concerned. The SP500 MACD has turned flat, but remains above zero at 13.25. I would advise caution in taking any position during this uncertain period although some technical indicators have starting to turn bearish.
Investing.com members' sentiments are 57 % bearish and when it switches over to bullish, as it did on Tuesday 8-5, watch for the market bottom to fall out some are saying as the markets usually go against 'Sheeple' buying high and selling low.
StockChart.com 10 Year Treasury Note Yield Index ($TNX) is at 24.19. (Chart Here) Treasury Yield Curve Approaches Flattest Since 2009.
StockChart.com Overbought / Oversold Index ($NYMO) is at 40.93. (Chart Here) (Need to type in $NYMO) It is now around the area where it turns and starts to descend, but any thing below -30 / -40 is a concern. Oversold conditions on the NYSE McClellan Oscillator usually bounce back at anything over -50 and reverse after reaching +40 oversold. Wednesday, 8-20-2014, $NYMO climbed to 58.24 is signaling a market reversal in our near future.
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) This chart clearly shows that dropping below 65.50 should be of a great concern to bullish investors. Today, 9-2-2014, XLY edged up to 69.17 and that is another notch in the gun signaling that we might have another reversal very soon - at least to cover the gap below at 67.85. Protect thyself!
The DOW at 4:00 is at 17068 down 31 or -0.18%.
The SP500 is at 2002 down 1 or -0.05%.
SPY is at 200.55 down 0.10 or -0.05%.
The $RUT is at 1179 up 5 or 0.44%.
NASDAQ is at 4598 up 18 or 0.39%.
NASDAQ 100 is at 4096 up 13 or 0.32%.
$VIX 'Fear Index' is at 12.25 up 0.27 or 2.25%. Neutral Movement
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The longer trend is up, the past months trend is net positive, the past 5 sessions have been neutral and the current bias is mixed, flat and trending up.
WTI oil is trading between 95.87 (resistance) and 92.73 (support) today. The session bias is negative and is currently trading up at 93.22. (Chart Here) There is a very large gap at 97.06 and these types of gaps are usually filled sooner rather than later. It would not surprise me to see the oils move back up in the very near future. (Chart Here) (Look at the 5H time scale.)
Brent Crude is trading between 102.86 (resistance) and 100.21 (support) today. The session bias is negative and is currently trading down at 100.50. (Chart Here)
Gold fell from 1288.10 earlier to 1263.08 and is currently trading down at 1265.70. The current intra-session trend is down and trading sideways. (Chart Here)
Dr. Copper is at 3.159 rising from 3.139 earlier. (Chart Here)
The US dollar is trading between 83.05 and 82.78 and is currently trading up at 83.00, the bias is currently sideways and quiet. (Chart Here)
The markets are still susceptible to climbing on 'Bernankellen' vapor, use caution!
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Written by Gary