Stock Market Summary Thursday 4th October 2012

Posted by Stephen Sutherland on Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 12:29 PM
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Yesterday's market action was neutral.

The Nasdaq Composite added 0.49% on average volume (Point A) indicating institutional buying. When institutional investors buy, it strengthens the market and makes it prone to further rises.

Over the last 5 days, the Nasdaq has been shuffling sideways and so far has not been able to break through resistance at 3147 (Point B). As I write this though market futures suggest a positive open today which means we may see it break out of this sideways range as early as today.

Leading stocks action was negative. A slightly higher number fell in above average volume compared to those that gained in above average volume. When this happens on a market 'up' day, it's known as a bearish divergence.

Even though leading stocks action was negative, yesterday's index activity has convinced me to change my short-term stance to bullish. Rather than my focus being on support, it's now on resistance and the next major resistance point for the Nasdaq is 3200 (Point C).

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