There was little changed over the last week as volume continues to be soft. Even so, the dollar surge has put a crimp in some commodities and helped to put a damper on any major uptrend. The Dubai situation has also put a lid on some of the more speculative plays in the emerging markets.
Of course that is likely to change as Abu-Dhabi is now guaranteeing some portion of Dubai World’s debt and the merger/acquisition news will help to drive markets higher – over the short-term.
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Some of the same trends persist while others were broken. The S&P 500 still appears to be having great difficulty closing above key resistance, if that breaks, there are 2 levels to watch for a surge in short-covering.
Long-term treasuries turned lower again and commodities are still vulnerable.
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