Sterling Market Commentary for Tuesday February 5th, 2013

Sterling Market Commentary for Tuesday February 5th, 2013

A Look at Monday’s Market: The overall market moved sharply higher on Monday in a broad based move that erased the majority of Friday’s gains.  I would like to point out that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has essentially reached an area of upside resistance that I wrote about in the January 22nd and January 18th editions of the Sterling Market Commentary.  For a variety of reasons, I am not surprised to see a pause, a little profit taking, just a down day, or however you would like to describe Monday’s market.

In the commodities markets, Oil was sharply lower by $1.60 to $96.17 per barrel, and Gold was higher by $5.80 to $1,676.40 per ounce.  In the grain markets, Wheat was lower by $0.020 to $7.630 per bushel, and Corn was lower by $0.016 to $7.342 per bushel, while Soybeans were higher by $0.144 to $14.886 per bushel.

A Few Thoughts on Tuesday’s Market: In looking at the charts from yesterday’s market I still see an upward trend being in place.  However, I think there is a very good chance that the overall market may decide to track sideways for the next several trading sessions.

The Bottom Line:  I am continuing to expect the overall market to move sideways with an upward bias.

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