Off the Charts

The rally paused in today's session as the S&P digested the most recent gains. Traders were almost alarmed to see red in their screens after nine out of 10 winning sessions, but ultimately it was just an inside day for S&P. Today definitely did no real damage to the intermediate-term trend. The S&P finished the day down 0.50%, the Dow dropped 0.28% and the Nasdaq shed 0.18%.

The action seemed a little different as the afternoon pullback did not result in a bounce into the close. Traders have been clamoring for a pull-back, or at least a rest, so digestion would be key at this stage in the rally to allow the short-term moving averages to catch-up. Tomorrow is options expiration so the action could be choppy....478 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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