Stocks slid on Friday as volume contracted. For the first day in almost two weeks of trading all five major averages lost ground. However, the market did close well off session lows. After being down nearly 1.5% intraday, the Nasdaq recovered and ended the session lower by only 0.5%. The small-cap Russell 2000 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also fell 0.5% while both the S&P MidCap 500 and the S&P 500 shed 0.7%.
Friday’s market internals portrayed a mixed bias. Volume declined across the board, as turnover eased 14% on the Nasdaq and 10% on the NYSE. This is positive because it indicates institutions such as mutual funds and hedge funds were not heavily selling into the decline. Nevertheless, the adv/dec volume ratios were firmly negative, indicating the bears still had control. In the NYSE, declining volume exceeded advancing volume by a ratio of nearly 5 to 1. The Nasdaq adv/dec volume ratio was negative by approximately 2 to 1.
Since losing support of its 200-day MA on June 15th, the iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil ETN (OIL) has found resistance at this former support level. A drop below yesterday’s low of $24.67 could provide a shorting opportunity in OIL.
The CurrencyShares Australian Dollar ETF (FXA) has been consolidating for the past six days just below the key resistance level of $107.91. Since mid May, FXA has tested this mark on three occasions. The next test of this level could very likely result in a breakout for this ETF. We are placing FXa on the watchlist. Trade details are available to our subscribers in the watchlist segment of the newsletter.
After spending eight consecutive days of rallying back near fifty two weeks highs, it was not surprising that the market was met with selling pressure on Friday. After such an impressive advance into resistance, we would expect the market to take a “rest” and anticipate further selling early this week.
Shares = 250
Trigger = 108.05
Stop = 106.98
Target = 110.15
Dividend Date = n/a
Notes = See commentary above
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