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Friday, May 12, 2006 

Bad week for mostly stocks " Bears on the table"

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U.S. stocks closed lower on the day and week Friday, with the Nasdaq Composite at its weakest level since mid-February. The Dow Jones Industrial closed down 119.74 points to 11.380 and the Nasdaq Composite Index fell 28.92 points to 2,243.78, it weakest close since February 13.

I have focused in the last post the fact that the dowjones breakout LT was done with a small volume and the volume have decreased session after saession before the breakout, also I mentioned the fact of the Overbought conditions that the market have reached, so all these factors together ( not only ) have contribuied for the recent Sell Off also linked to the inflation fears.

Macro economic news reported on Friday :

- The Labor Departement said U.S. import prices jumped by 2.1 % in April. The increase resulted from the biggest jump in imported petroleum costs in more thatn a year.
- The Preliminnary May consumer sentiment fall to 79 from 87.4 in prior month.
- U.S. trade deficit narrowed unexpectedly to $62 billion in March from $65.64 billion in the prior month.

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The Philadelphia semicondutor index closed the week under the support of its MM200 and during the friday session showed some resistance to break this line, this could be a strenght for Bulls for the week ahead.

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Ascending triangle breakdown in INFA stock , potencial short position.

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Ugly week for BRCM, but according to the chart above I think the Sell pressure it's done. According to chart above some indicators shows some exhaustion ( Oversold conditions ) in the descending direction, so now perhaps we can have some fresh air to go up.
Important note : the stock touched in the MM200 but doesn't break.

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NTAP during this week breakdown the uptrend line with a signficant increase in the volume, all indicators are Bearishs however it's very near to reach the oversold conditions, from here the stock can react to the upside.

That's All. Have a great weekend !!!!

Good Business !!

AC

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