US equity indexes closed on the weaker side, sp -7pts (0.3%) at 2656. The two leaders - Trans/R2K, settled +0.1% and -0.5% respectively. VIX settled -5.8% at 17.41. Near term outlook offers further weakness on Monday, but nothing sustained under sp'2600... where the key 200dma is lurking.
US equities opened on a positive note, seeing an early high of 2680, but then the sellers appeared, and there was choppy cooling into the late afternoon, with an intra low of 2645. The daily close (especially within the Transports) bodes bearish for early Monday.
Despite equities ending on a weak note, the VIX declined for a fourth day, settling in the mid 17s. A sporadic burst to the key 20 threshold is very viable next Mon/Tuesday.
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