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  • StreetOne Technical Analysis, LLC Market Summary-03/23/2010  0 comments
    Mar 23, 2010 9:10 AM | about stocks: GLD, XLF, XME, KBE, SMH, EWJ
     The Market opened weak but quickly turned positive within the first half hour of trading and maintained that strength into the close. The DJIA was up 43 points, the S&P500 up .5%, and the Nasdaq100 up .8%.   The DJIA and Nasdaq100 closed at new highs, while the S&P500 closed just a point below its March 17  high. After one day of pulling back on Friday, the Market resumed its slow climb upwards. Volume reverted to being anemic again and refuses to confirm the strength of this rally. The major indices remain above their Jan. highs and overall technicals remain positive. The S&P500 and Nasdaq100 are trying to move up through the bottom trend line of their 10 month up sloping channel and may find some resistance here. The S&P500 and Nasdaq100 remain just above longer term congestion areas of 1150 and 1920, respectively, and will look for a catalyst to push into higher ground. The Financials (NYSEARCA:XLF), gained  .5% to 15.77, right near major resistance of 15.75. Support is now at 15.75, 15.40, 15.30, 15.10, and 15.00. Next resistance at 16.00 and 16.25. GOLD(NYSEARCA:GLD) continued to lose ground and closed off .5% to 107.75. Remains in limbo. The VIX moved down .5% to 16.87.

     

    Trading Trend

    Long term, technicals remain positive as we remain at new levels in the major indices. Short term, upward bias continues. Near term, after one session of consolidation, we reversed to the upside on weak volume. Look for pullbacks in strong sectors to enter Market.  Today’s futures(at 8:15am) are mixed versus fair value. Economic recovery confirmation(e.g.-employment) and interest rates have become the key Market movers.

     

    Major Economic Reports Today:

    Existing Home Sales/Home Price Index-10:00am

     

    MAJOR INDICES- Short term support and resistance levels.

    DJIA-(close 10785)  SP500-(close 1165)   N100-(close 1949)

     

        S           R                  S         R                    S          R

    10725    10800            1165   1170              1940     1950

    10677    10898            1160   1175              1935     1963

    10650    11000            1154   1187              1922     1975

    10575    11254            1150   1200              1920     1994  

    10540                          1143   1225              1900     2000

    10500                          1140                         1895     

    10444                          1135                         1880                                                    

    10355                          1130                         1875                 

    10252                          1122                                 

     

    Options/Derivative Flows-(From the desk of P.Weisbruch)

    In XME (SPDR Metals and Mining) we saw buyers of the April 44-48-52 put butterly, 4000 times. After trading at a recent high a few sessions ago, XME has fallen rather sharply, by over 5%. In KBE (SPDR KBW Banking ETF) we saw buyers of April 25 puts, simultaneously selling April 24 puts.  This is probably a participant "rolling up" in strike prices, expressing a bearish sentiment in the sector.

     

    Trade Ideas

    SMH(Semiconductor HOLDRs Tr)-Closed 27.99. Bounced off 27.30 early in the session and had a nice gain. Can still test Jan. highs of 28.52 if it holds these levels.

    EWJ-(Ishares MSCI-Japan)-Closed 10.35. Bounced off support near 10.25 early in the session.  Breaks out to new high above 10.50.

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    This communication is not intended to constitute any offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. Street One Financial (S1F) works with Emerging Growth Equities, Ltd (EGRO), Broker/Dealer and member of SIPC, FINRA (www.egequities.com). For more information, please contact us at: 877-782-8353

     



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    Stocks: GLD, XLF, XME, KBE, SMH, EWJ
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