The overall market was rather dull yesterday. It reminds me of an old saying about never shorting a dull market. It looks like we may be seeing a rally in the high tech sector as many of the high tech indices put in good performances yesterday. However while it is very tempting to declare the start of a market rally, which may be the case; I continue to stand by convictions that we need to see a close above 11,613.53 on the Dow Jones Industrial Average in order to confirm a breakout from the sideways pattern we’ve been in since mid-August.
In looking at the commodities markets, Oil was lower by $1.34 to $84.23 per barrel, and Gold was lower by $14.10 to $1,668.50 per ounce. In the Grain markets Wheat was lower by $0.086 to $6.18 per bushel, and Corn was lower by $0.024 to $6.382 per bushel, while Soybeans were higher by $0.174 to $12.57 per bushel.
The Bottom Line: I expect the situation on the market to clarify itself within the next few days.