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Halftime Report, Monday November 23: Bullish

|Includes: DIA, SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), IWM, QQQ, SPY, UUP, XLF

Big up move in the markets today. The dollar is showing significant weakness, down .75%. The weakness in the dollar is giving equities support to the upside. Also, gold is a big beneficiary of a weak dollar (GLD up 1.3%). The Financials (XLF, RIFIN, BANK) and Russell 2000 (NYSEARCA:IWM) are showing relative strength today which supports today's move higher. The VIX is down almost 5%. The TICK is corroborating the pop up this morning as well as the pull back we are seeing intraday. The TRIN has been bullish all day, hanging out well under the .8 mark.

SPY gapped up above resistance at 110 and 110.35, broke out above resistance at 111 and tested the highs for the year around the 111.6 area. Now SPY has pulled back and is testing support at the 111 mark. It will be important to see how these broken resistance lines hold as support.

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This market is VERY choppy and difficult to trade. I should have closed my positions going into the week end, but I did not. That came back to hurt me this morning when I had to close most of my bear positions for a loss. I will probably sit out for the rest of the week and see what the markets do. Thanks for being a part of Swing-High.com! Always trade with a stop loss and manage your risk appropriately. I may not be able to do the Post Market Analysis tonight. I am on break and have sporadic plans throughout the week. I will do my best to update Swing-High as often as I can.

Happy Trading,

Jason