Stock Market Summary Tuesday July 24th 2012

Posted by Stephen Sutherland on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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Yesterday's market action was neutral.

On Saturday I made two switches in my ISA portfolio.

On Monday the Nasdaq Composite bearishly gapped down (Point A) losing 1.2% of its value. Gaps down are seen as bearish behavior however when you look closely at the volume levels, you see trade was below average indicating institutional investors were sitting on their hands reluctant to sell (Point B).

Also notice that the Nasdaq bullishly reversed off its lows after briefly dropping below its all important 50 day moving average (Point C). This tells you institutional investors stepped in to support the market as it crossed below this key technical line.

Leading stocks action was neutral.

Yesterday the financial media were once again attempting to induce fear and panic into private investors with further Eurozone worries, this time the negative headlines were centered on Spain's woes.

However it was clear from the markets muted reaction that things are probably not as bad as the media were making out.

We also have to remember that for every problem, there is always a solution. In my experience I've found that some problems take longer than others to fix but in the end, they always get solved.

That's why investing is very much a patience game and to win, I believe the game has to be played over the long-term.

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