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Post Market Analysis, Tuesday February 9

|Includes: DIA, GLD, IWM, QQQ, SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY), UUP, XLF

 Stocks rallied across the board today. The VIX only dropped about 2%, while the major indexes rose by 1% or more. I would have liked to see the VIX down at least 3% today in order to confirm the move in the broad market. The TRIN and TRIN/Q were both in bullish territory (under .8), indicating that more volume was flowing into stocks on the rise rather than stocks on the decline. The TICK and TICK/Q, though mostly used by day traders, corroborated the intraday actions nicely.

The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) now has a confirmed swing low in place and a potential reversal pattern setting up on the daily chart. Today's candle is a doji at the top of an up leg which could be a reversal pending a close below today's lows at the end of tomorrow's trading session. The upper shadow of today's candle tagged 108 and the top of the downward channel which acted as strong resistance, sending prices back down. In order to continue being bullish, SPY needs to break above the upper line of the channel and the 108 mark. Otherwise, we may see a lower swing high and continuation to the downside.

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