US equities closed moderately higher, sp +8pts @ 2063 (intra high 2072). The two leaders - Trans/R2K, settled higher by 0.2% and 0.1% respectively. Near term outlook offers an overdue retrace, at least to the 2000/1990 zone, which would likely equate to VIX 18/19s.
sp'500: an effective hit of the upper daily bollinger at 2072. The closing daily candle.. marginally spiky.. threatening near term downside.
Nasdaq: a clear black-fail doji, having tested, and unable to clear (at least on this first attempt) the important 4900 threshold.
NYSE: the master index managed its first close above the 200dma since last July, although the net daily gain of 0.5% is not exactly decisive.
a little more later...