Stock Market Summary Friday July 20th 2012

Posted by Stephen Sutherland on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 11:35 AM
describe the image

Yesterday's market action was positive.

The Nasdaq Composite gained 0.8% on average volume (Point A) indicating for a third day in a row that institutional investors were buying.

The move pushed the US technology index  a step closer to the tough resistance level of 3000 (Point B), a level I've recently mentioned in my updates.

Russia and global materials outperformed and India matched the market's performance.

Leading stocks action was negative.

A greater number of leaders were falling in heavy volume compared to those that were rising in heavy volume.

When you see this happen on a market up day, it is classed as a bearish divergence.

With the Nasdaq closing in on some strong headwinds, it may struggle once again to break above the magic 3000 level.

The thing to remember is that every time an index attempts to break through an area of strong resistance, it makes the resistance weaker and the last time it hit this resistance was on the 5th July (Point C) when it struggled to get past 2988.

To view the funds I hold in my ISA portfolio click here


Please note past performance should not be used as a guide to future performance, which is not guaranteed. Investing in the Funds should be considered a long-term investment. The value of the investment can go down as well as up and there is no guarantee that you will get back the amount you originally invested.


ISACO was established in 2001 by brothers Stephen and Paul Sutherland and is the first financially regulated firm to offer adventurous ISA and SIPP investors a unique personal investment service that shares on a daily basis our star-performing investor’s thoughts, personal insights and investment decisions.

Clients enjoy being informed throughout the year what ‘best of breed’ funds our premier investor currently owns, when he’s buying and when he’s moving into the safe harbour of cash – helping clients enjoy more control, manage their portfolio more effectively and benefit from the potential of outstanding long-term returns.

For more information about ISACO and our Investment Guidance Service, please read our free brochure.

If you have any questions or thoughts on the points covered in this post, please leave a comment below or connect with us @ISACO_ on Twitter.


Topics: Stock Market Summary