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Technical Action Yesterday
Technical action by S&P 500 stocks remains bullish. Another 32 companies broke resistance and two stocks broke support (Lockheed and Monsanto). Most stocks breaking resistance continued existing uptrends. The Up/Down ratio for S&P 500 stocks increased from 9.50 to (404/42=) 9.62%. Major U.S. equity indices closed at 11 month highs.
Technical action by TSX Composite stocks was quiet once again. One TSX stock broke resistance (Sino Forest). The Up/Down ratio for TSX stocks was unchanged at (112/25=) 4.48.
The exceptionally high inverse correlation between the U.S. Dollar and the S&P 500 Index has dominated the trend for U.S. equity markets since the beginning of the year. The U.S. Dollar weakened again yesterday. Short term momentum indicators show that the U.S. Dollar is oversold, but has yet to show signs of bottoming.
Yesterday natural gas recorded its largest daily percentage gain in five years. Short term momentum indicators bottomed earlier this week. Natural gas already has recovered to the bottom of a range of resistance. Seasonal influences for Canadian natural gas is positive from the end of August to the end of December.
Bullish Percent indices for all sectors remain intermediate overbought. Nine indices increased slightly, one index (Telecom) was unchanged and one index slipped slightly (Utilities). Four indices remain below their 15 day moving average (Consumer Discretionary, Utilities, Industrials and Materials). The remainders are close to breaking below their 15 day moving average. Following are the charts:
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