• S&P MidCap – Still Troubles at 1,000

    by  • November 29, 2012 12:54 pm • Quick Hits • 0 Comments

    Here we go again!

    The S&P MidCap 400 (MID) made another run at the round 1,000 millennium level, before being rejected coincident with negative comments out of Washington this morning (see 30-minute chart below.  It is the fourth run at this area since early-October.

    Per the daily chart below the graph immediately below, since first running up to the 1,000 area in early 2011, this morning’s advance to this area is about the 13th attempt to overtake the round-number resistance.  The bad news for bulls is that this resistance has proven to be solid.  The good news for bulls is the more a resistance level is tested, the resistance is vulnerable to weakening.

    On October 23, I wrote a piece about the MID, and we are back above trendline support. though resistance has come into play (again). I think we eventually break out and sustain a move above 1,000, as resistance is likely weakening with each test, and there is plenty of sideline money and short-covering potential to make such a feat achievable.

    MID intraday


    MID Daily



    Todd Salamone is a graduate of The Ohio State University. As Senior Vice President of Research, he oversees the strategies and analysis used in supporting Schaeffer’s various option recommendation services. He is the author of the company’s weekly e-newsletter, Monday Morning Outlook, and a contributor to Bernie Schaeffer’s SENTIMENT magazine. With more than 18 years of trading experience at his command, Todd manages numerous alert services for Schaeffer’s, and has introduced many sentiment-based indicators to its subscribers. Todd has presented option strategies to retail investors in cities throughout the U.S., and is a frequent commentator on financial markets via print, radio and television, including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and MarketWatch.


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