Trader's Daily Notebook: Buying the Dip in Bonds May Not Be a Bad Idea

The July fourth holiday-shortened trading week provided a decent amount of volatility for the day timeframe participant. But beyond the intraday rotations, very little was accomplished when viewed over a higher timeframe.

As far as the week's closing figures are concerned, the SPDR S&P 500 Trust SPY gained around $0.30, the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) clawed its way to a whopping $0.12 gain, and the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) , the index that's been consolidating near swing highs, declined roughly $0.40. All in all, it was a good week to either be on vacation, or trade with an incredibly short time horizon....567 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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