Stocks traded lower on Thursday, as the market continues to trade sideways to lower this week.
Evidence thus far points to a cooling off phase here. Below are key price support and resistance trading levels for Friday:
S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – 310 is pivotal, especially on a closing basis. The suggestion for an interim top remains strong though, unless it takes out the all-time high 312.69
Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) – 155-156 is key price support. 157.75 Pivotal. 160.46 is price resistance.
Dow Jones Industrials ETF (DIA) – Like SPY, the price action suggests an interim top unless it takes out the new all-time high at 280.84
Nasdaq 100 ETF (QQQ) – The 10-day moving average is at 202.00. All-time highs are at 203.84. There’s the closing range for the week to break one way or another.
Regional Banks Sector ETF (KRE) – 54.00 is price support. while 56.07 offers some resistance.
Semiconductors Sector ETF (SMH) – 130.14 is the high of the day prior to when this gapped up leaving a breakaway gap. Should this gap lower than that Friday, potential for an island top. Or at the very least a correction down to 125.0 area. 135.26 all-time high.
Transportation Sector ETF (IYT) – 190 is key price support, while back over 195 is better.
Biotechnology Sector ETF (IBB) – 111 is price support, while 115 is major price resistance. Overall, lots of money has rotated here this week.
Retail Sector ETF (XRT) – 42.95-43.05 is key price support area and this is below the 80-monthly moving average, which generally means lower.
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