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  • 8/14/12 Market Big Picture Update

    S&P 500 Index

    Current: 1,403.93
    Today's Change: -0.18
    Today's % Change: -0.01%

    The S&P 500 closed basically flat today at 1,404 reaching a high of 1,410 (above yesterday's high and resistance level of 1,406) with 1,401 the low (above yesterday's low of 1,397 and above 1,386 support level). The index remains in an uptrend (since 8/3/12 market close) and overbought for six straight trading days. Also, while it may be difficult to imagine with little price action the underlying technicals I follow strengthened today after weakening the prior two sessions. The S&P 500 remains range bound between the 1,386 support and 1,406 resistance levels.

    Oil Market

    Symbol: USO

    Current: $34.92
    Today's Change: +0.26
    Today's % Change: +0.75%

    The United States Oil Fund ETF (Symbol: USO) closed higher today to $34.92 trading as high as $35.09 (above yesterday's high of $35) and as low as $34.72 (above yesterday's low of $34.38). USO is in a downtrend (since 8/10/12 market close) and is in overbought territory for the last five trading sessions. The support and resistance levels are the same at $34.64 and $34.93, respectively.

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    Gold Market

    Symbol: GLD

    Current: $155.13
    Today's Change: -0.86
    Today's % Change: -0.55%

    The SPDR Gold ETF (Symbol: GLD) closed lower today to $155.13 trading as high as $155.58 (below yesterday's high of $157.45) and as low as $154.83 (below yesterday's low of $155.90). GLD is in a downtrend (since 8/13/12 market close) and neutral from an overbought/oversold perspective. The support level decreased from $155.35 to $155.09 (50-day moving average) while the resistance level decreased from $157.18 to $155.39 (21-day moving average).

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    Silver Market

    Symbol: SLV

    Current: $26.96
    Today's Change: +0.04
    Today's % Change: +0.15%

    The iShares Silver ETF (Symbol: SLV) closed slightly higher today to $26.96 trading as high as $27 (below yesterday's high of $27.22) and as low as $26.87 (below yesterday's low of $26.90). SLV is in a downtrend (since 8/10/12 market close) and neutral from an overbought/oversold perspective. Support moved higher from $26.77 to $26.92 (50-day moving average) and resistance increased from $26.93 to $26.96 (today's closing price).

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    Dollar Market

    Symbol: UUP

    Current: $22.66
    Today's Change: +0.01
    Today's % Change: +0.04%

    The PowerShares Double US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ETF (Symbol: UUP) closed slightly higher today to $22.66 trading as high as $22.69 (above yesterday's high of $22.67) and as low as $22.64 (above yesterday's low of $22.59). UUP is in a downtrend (since 8/13/12 market close) and neutral from an overbought/oversold perspective. Support and resistance are the same at $22.60 and $22.71, respectively.

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    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Aug 14 11:33 PM | Link | 1 Comment
  • 8/13/12 Market Big Picture Update

    S&P 500 Index

    Current: 1,404.11
    Today's Change: -1.76
    Today's % Change: -0.13%

    The S&P 500 closed lower today at 1,404 reaching a high of 1,406 (resistance level) with 1,397 the low (above yesterday's low of 1,396 and above 1,386 support level). The index still in an uptrend (since 8/3/12 market close) lost more strength for the second session in a row in my opinion and is overbought for five straight trading days. The S&P 500 is still in a range between the 1,386 support and 1,406 resistance levels.

    Oil Market

    Symbol: USO

    Current: $34.66
    Today's Change: -0.19
    Today's % Change: -0.55%

    The United States Oil Fund ETF (Symbol: USO) closed lower today to $34.66 trading as high as $35 (above yesterday's high of $34.87) and as low as $34.38 (above yesterday's low of $34.34). USO is in a downtrend (since 8/10/12 market close) and is in overbought territory for the last four trading sessions. The support and resistance levels are the same at $34.64 and $34.93, respectively.

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    Gold Market

    Symbol: GLD

    Current: $155.99
    Today's Change: -1.19
    Today's % Change: -0.76%

    The SPDR Gold ETF (Symbol: GLD) closed lower today to $155.99 trading as high as $157.45 (below yesterday's high of $157.82) and as low as $155.90 (below yesterday's low of $156.65). The trend in GLD changed from up to down and neutral from an overbought/oversold perspective. However, the support level increased to $155.35 (21-day moving average) from $155.26 while the resistance level decreased from $157.46 to $157.18.

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    Silver Market

    Symbol: SLV

    Current: $26.92
    Today's Change: -0.34
    Today's % Change: -1.25%

    The iShares Silver ETF (Symbol: SLV) closed lower today to $26.92 trading as high as $27.22 (below yesterday's high of $27.48) and as low as $26.90 (same as yesterday). SLV is in a downtrend (since 8/10/12 market close) and the overbought/oversold indicator moved to neutral. Support moved lower from $27.05 to $26.77 (21-day moving average) and resistance decreased from $27.29 to $26.93 (50-day moving average).

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    Dollar Market

    Symbol: UUP

    Current: $22.65
    Today's Change: -0.03
    Today's % Change: -0.13%

    The PowerShares Double US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ETF (Symbol: UUP) closed lower today to $22.65 trading as high as $22.67 (below yesterday's high of $22.78) and as low as $22.59 (below yesterday's low of $22.66). UUP seems to be giving mixed signals as today its trend changed from up to down. This is the third signal change in the last week and it remains neutral from an overbought/oversold perspective for the second trading session. Support and resistance are the same at $22.60 and $22.71, respectively.

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    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Aug 14 2:11 AM | Link | Comment!
  • 8/10/12 Market Big Picture Update

    S&P 500 Index

    Current: 1,405.87
    Today's Change: +3.07
    Today's % Change: +0.22%

    The S&P 500 closed higher today at the high of 1,406 (resistance level) with 1,396 the low for the day (below yesterday's low of 1,399 and above 1,386 support level). This index remains in a uptrend (since market close of 8/3/12) and overbought for four straight trading days. Of note, though the S&P 500 is still in an uptrend the action today did reduce some of the uptrends strength based on the technical indicators I follow. The S&P 500 remains range bound for six trading sessions between the 1,386 support and 1,406 resistance levels.

    Oil Market

    Symbol: USO

    Current: $34.85
    Today's Change: -0.08
    Today's % Change: -0.23%

    The United States Oil Fund ETF (Symbol: USO) closed lower today to $34.85 trading as high as $34.87 (below yesterday's high of $35.17) and as low as $34.34 (below yesterday's low of $34.80). The action today changed the trend in USO from up to down and is in overbought territory for the last three trading sessions. The support level is the same at $34.64. However, today's action moved the resistance level down to $34.93 from $35.15.

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    Gold Market

    Symbol: GLD

    Current: $157.18
    Today's Change: +0.19
    Today's % Change: +0.12%

    The SPDR Gold ETF (Symbol: GLD) closed higher today to $157.18 trading as high as $157.82 (above yesterday's high of $157) and as low as $156.65 (above yesterday's low of $156.28). GLD remains in a uptrend (since market close of 8/3/12) and turned overbought today. The support level increased to $155.26 (21-day moving average) from $155.05 while the resistance level remains the same at $157.46.

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    Silver Market

    Symbol: SLV

    Current: $27.26
    Today's Change: -0.03
    Today's % Change: -0.11%

    The iShares Silver ETF (Symbol: SLV) closed lower today to $27.26 trading as high as $27.48 (above yesterday's high of $27.35) and as low as $26.90 (below yesterday's low of $27.14). SLV trend changed from up to down today and is overbought for four straight trading sessions. Support remains the same at $27.05 and resistance moved lower from $27.36 to $27.29.

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    Dollar Market

    Symbol: UUP

    Current: $22.68
    Today's Change: -0.04
    Today's % Change: -0.18%

    The PowerShares Double US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ETF (Symbol: UUP) closed lower today to $22.68 trading as high as $22.78 (above yesterday's high of $22.76) and as low as $22.66 (below yesterday's low of $22.68). UUP is in an uptrend (since 8/9/12) and is in neutral territory from an overbought/oversold perspective. Support and resistance are lower from $22.71 to $22.60 and $22.77 to $22.71, respectively.

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    Natural Gas Market

    Symbol: UNG
    Current: $19.01
    Today's Change: -0.88
    Today's % Change: -4.42%

    The United States Natural Gas Fund (Symbol: UNG) closed lower today to $19.01 trading as high as $19.50 (below yesterday's high of $21.35) and as low as $18.89 (below yesterday's low of $19.89). UNG is in a downtrend and oversold. Support is at $18.99 while resistance is at $19.42.

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    Bond Market

    Symbol: TLT

    Current: $125.70
    Today's Change: +0.63
    Today's % Change: 0.50%

    The iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (Symbol: TLT) closed higher today to $125.70 trading as high as $126.32 (above yesterday's high of $125.30) and as low as $125.60 (above yesterday's high of $125.30). TLT is in a downtrend and oversold. The support level is the same at $34.64. Support is at $125.07 with resistance at $126.31.

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    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Aug 13 9:46 AM | Link | Comment!
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