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All Eyes On The 50-Day Moving Average

By Michele SchneiderStock MarketsMay 19, 2021 12:38AM ET
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All Eyes On The 50-Day Moving Average
By Michele Schneider   |  May 19, 2021 12:38AM ET
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The Russell 2000 (IWM) and NASDAQ 100 (QQQ) have yet to clear over their 50-Day Moving Average which has created a pivotal and psychological resistance level that bulls are looking to clear.

QQQ-IWM Daily Chart
QQQ-IWM Daily Chart

Additionally, other key sectors and indices have been holding their breath in anticipation of a break over these specific price points.

The S&P 500 (SPY) and the Dow Jones (DIA) along with the Transportation (IYT) and Retail (XRT)) sectors closed Tuesday with relatively thin trading ranges when compared to last week's price action.

On top of that, the daily volume in these symbols has decreased from the bounce off the lows on May 12. This shows buyers and sellers are not fighting each other, and instead are trading with more caution and less size.

However, while weaker amounts of volume can be seen from a negative standpoint, the overall price is still holding, and sellers have not jumped in the mix.

Furthermore, if we look at the fear gauge or the iPath® Series B S&P 500® VIX Short-Term Futures™ ETN (NYSE:VXX), it is also experiencing consolidative price action.

Without a doubt, investors are still worried and are not completely convinced the market will successfully be able to clear key resistance and hold it.

This can make securities trading tough when the market is processing its next move.

On the other hand, due to increasing inflation, our commodities trades such as Gold (NYSE:GLD), Silver (NYSE:SLV), and Sugar (NYSE:CANE) have steadily moved higher without much hassle from the overall market.

This is because the commodities space still presents opportunities with inflation set to rise going into 2022+ and offers safety plays based on demand that is increasing now that the U.S is moving back towards pre-pandemic times.

ETF Summary

  • S&P 500 (SPY) If it cannot hold 410, then 406 is the next resistance.
  • Russell 2000 (IWM) Support 215. Resistance 223.19.
  • Dow (DIA) 345 support.
  • NASDAQ (QQQ) 327 resistance.
  • KRE (Regional Banks) 71.82 resistance.
  • SMH (Semiconductors) 233 pivotal area. 222.82 support.
  • IYT (Transportation) 282.40 resistance. 267.92 support.
  • IBB (Biotechnology) 147.11 support. Could not hold over the 50-DMA.
  • XRT (Retail) 96.27 resistance.
  • Volatility Index (VXX) 38.22 minor support.
  • Junk Bonds (JNK) Broke support from the 50-DMA at 108.57.
  • XLU (Utilities) 64.78 support.
  • SLV (Silver) Needs to clear 26.28 and hold.
  • VBK (Small Cap Growth ETF) 258.32 support with main support the 200-DMA at 254.38.
  • {{44901|UGA} (US Gas Fund) 34.68 resistance area.
  • TLT (iShares 20+ Year Treasuries) 136.37 the 200-week moving average.
  • USD (Dollar) Broke support at 90.00.
  • MJ (Alternative Harvest ETF) Watching to hold over 19.83.
  • LIT (Lithium) 60.43 support the 50-DMA.
  • XOP (Oil and Gas Exploration) 92.24 resistance.
  • DBA (Agriculture) 18.17 support.
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