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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

|Includes: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA), GLD, QQQ, SLV, SOX, SPY, TLT, USO, UUP, VECO, XLY, ZAGG

The stock market direction action from today resulted in a mixed bag for the major indexes support/resistance levels...For the DJIA (NYSEARCA:DIA) (12,570/12,583) the support/resistance levels are slightly lower, support is the same and resistance down 3 points on the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) (1,336/1,340), support/resistance for the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQ:QQQ) (2,823/2,834) is actually higher...From a technical perspective the indices are looking overbought with volatility low and complacency high...From a volume standpoint only the Consumer Discretionary (NYSEARCA:XLY) sector came close to levels we consider heavy as it rose 0.4% and has been strong since mid-June as investors have been taking some risk while oil prices have been weak...US Dollar (NYSEARCA:UUP) was up 0.4% but like so many other areas trade was on less than stellar volume...The day saw Oil (NYSEARCA:USO), Gold (NYSEARCA:GLD), and Silver (SLV) all higher at least 1.9% but volume came in materially below average volume...From our stock focus list ZAGG finished in the middle of its intra-day trading range up 6.9% on heavier volume while Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) was down 2.8% on heavier volume...The Semiconductor (SOX) is weighing on the Nasdaq Composite in today's session down 0.9%-the semi ETF symbol SMH has been finding some resistance in the last two session at its 50-day moving average...In the past half hour the Nasdaq Composite traded above it next resistance level at 2,823 but has since pulled back to 2,818 area...Silver (symbol: SLV) is making a move higher today by 4.6% on extremely low below average volume-21 day moving average looks to be a resistance point for SLV right now...As we mentioned in Friday's post we were looking to see if the 21 day moving average would hold as a support level for ZAGG Inc. (symbol: ZAGG)-so far it looks to be with the stock up 9.3% on heavy volume...Bonds (NYSEARCA:TLT) continue to hold their 200 day moving average and Inflation Protection Securities (symbol TIP) is holding its 50-day moving average...As of right now DJIA (12,570/12,584), S&P 500 (1,336/1.343), and Nasdaq Composite (2,815/2,823) are holding support levels but below next resistance levels.


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