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Saturday, October 08, 2011

The Battle at the "50 Yard Line"...

Below are Daily charts of the YM, ES, NQ & TF. I had wanted to do a follow-up post to yesterday's that I'd written before the market close, but my Thinkorswim charting platform is down so I'm very limited on what back-up charts I can put up here today. My comments are, therefore, short and simple.

As can be seen, the YM, ES & TF closed, once again, below the falling 50 sma (red), while the NQ closed just above for the second day in a row. At the moment, the 50 sma seems to hold the key and would be an important level for the bulls to recapture if they wish to reverse this bear pattern. Whether or not technology can lead the bulls back to happier hunting grounds with a series of higher-highs and higher-lows and score a touchdown remains to be seen. At the moment, they're all still putting in lower-highs and lower-lows. Furthermore, the VIX closed at 36.20 and is still, for the moment, above the 35.50 level that I mentioned on Friday.

In conclusion, I'll be watching the action around the 50 sma on the Daily charts of the 4 e-minis, the performance of the NQ compared with the others, as well as the 35.50 level on the VIX in the coming days/ weeks.