Thursday, May 29, 2008

Today's Markets

Two big pieces of good news today. Oil dropped more than $4 (when was the last time I wrote that. In addition, the economy grew at a .9% clip in the first quarter, which was slightly higher than originally reported. But consumers only increased their spending at a 1% rate which is not that encouraging. The FDIC released the Quarterly Banking Profile, which was not that good.

On the SPYs, notice the double bottom that formed on Friday and Tuesday. The market rose a touch from this formation, consolidated in a triangle pattern on Wednesday and then rallied hard today on the GDP and oil news. Also note the SPYs ended the session right at technical support levels.

On the QQQQs, notice there is a much better chart in play. The market has been rising and then consolidating gains since Friday of last week.

The IWMs are more in the line of the SPYs, largely because of their triangle consolidation a few days ago.