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Declan Fallon is a UI/UX Dashboard Designer for First Derivatives/Kx Systems.  Declan Fallon runs a market commentary blog at Markets.fallondpicks.com, and is a contributor to Talk Markets and Seeking Alpha. He previously ... more


Dow Leads Indices But Recovery Rally Doesn't Reverse All Breakdowns
The Dow was the lead index on the day as it marked a new closing high and kept the rally on course to test its accelerated upper channel.
Nasdaq And Russell 2000 Looking At 50-Day MA Support
Tech and Small Caps are starting to slip from their summer advances.
Semiconductors Firm Up A Swing Low
There wasn't a whole lot to Friday's action but two indices which were struggling did benefit. The Semiconductor Index gained 1% as it bounced strongly off the bullish 'morning star'. The Russell 2000 had a more low key day with a modest gain.
Russell 2000 Continues To Struggle
Thursday offered a bright start for markets but the Russell 2000 struggled to enjoy the fruits and by market close things were looking a little more somber.
Markets Struggle To Rally; What Next?
It has been a tricky last few days. The bounce in the Russell 2000 off the 20-day MA and key support of 1,705 has struggled to follow through on what should have been a strong support test.
Semiconductor And Tech Indices Bounce Off Support
Bulls stuck around for another day as triangle support held in the Semiconductor Index along with the Nasdaq.


Latest Comments
Tech Indices Breakout
3 years ago

At some point, semiconductors will emerge from the doldrums. Sure, Semis could take a big haircut: the Philly index is up 350% from its 2009 low (ahead of the 285% gain for the S&P), yet still well off its highs. But to look for a 'lucky if prices only drop 50%,' misses what a canary-in-the-mine sector like Semis has done in a weak economic environment.

In this article: IWM, SOXX, SPY, QQQ
Higher Volume Selling, And Bearish Engulfing Pattern In Russell 2000 And Semiconductor Index
4 years ago
Thanks Moon Kil Woong, I like to pair semiconductor action with Nasdaq 100 as a tech-style Dow Theory.
In this article: COMP, SPX, SOX
Daily Market Commentary: Semiconductors Advance
4 years ago
If buyers keep a bid under Semiconductors then it's not slowing. Shorts may be happy to watch a break before getting aggressive: a 'bull trap' (i.e. a closing break above 652, followed by a close below 652 on higher volume) could prove opportune. However, as things stand now, bulls have the advantage.
In this article: COMP, NDX, SOX
S&P Disappoints, But Nasdaq And Russell 2000 Play To Form
4 years ago
Thanks Susan!
In this article: COMP, SPX, SOX
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Senior Market Technician
October 2007 - Present (11 years 1 month)
Product specialist and marketing researcher. Improving dealer-client relationships by maximizing returns in the market.
Community Director
October 2007 - Present (11 years 1 month)
Financial market technician and strategist. Social media and community development.
Editor and Contributor
2005 - Present (13 years 11 months)
Analyzing market trends. Specialist in U.S. Markets and #sectorbreadth analysis.


Market Technician Association
Technical Analysis
2004 / 2007
Completed level I, II, and III examinations for Chartered Market Technician (CMT) qualification
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
1993 / 1998
Trinity College Dublin
1989 / 1993