Hold Your Breadth $SPY $QQQ $IWM

by Mish on March 25, 2012

Although the S&P 500 closed down from Friday 3/16 to Friday 3/23, with very little damage, the market worked off some of the overbought conditions and more importantly, the irrational exuberance it was approaching. On the other hand, NASDAQ 100 (QQQ) ended higher comparing weekly close to weekly close. It still has a concerning new multi-year high, and then a close on the low 3/21, making 67.03 a possible top; but at this point, other than sideways action, no real evidence of that.

NASDAQ (QQQA convincing break of Friday's low might be troublesome.

S&P 500 (SPY) One to watch as it closed beneath 140.00 and the fast moving average. 138.09 the low of the gap from 3/13. Looking at that level to hold. A move above 140 positive.

The Dow (DIA) After a 5 day drop, corrected on Friday. Question is whether or not it will continue back through the fast moving average.

Russell 2000 (IWM) A good end to the week closing right back at the fast moving average.

ETFs:

GLD Possible island bottom. Needs a second day holding above 160 to confirm. Then, we are back looking at the 200 DMA

XLF (Financials) Held 15.50 and that could be the end of the correction.

IBB (Biotechnology) I write about these groups every day to help direct you to discern not only how to look at sector rotation, but also to help you step back and see how the stronger groups predict how strong or weak a market correction might be. This definitely keeps us focused on the buy opportunities.

SMH (Semiconductors) Held the fast moving average and closed okay. Big eyes on this.

XRT (Retail) Hammer candle, held the fast moving average-still very much a leader

IYT (Transportation) Hammer candle after several days of correction. The 50 DMA has been pivotal.

IYR (Real Estate) Looks amazingly similar to IWM chart

XLE (Energy) Confirmed warning but holding a key weekly moving average. A good sector to go to if market weakens

TBT (Ultrashort Lehman 20+ Year Treasuries) 20.00 area and an oversold daily RSI will be awfully tempting.

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