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December 11, 2009
A SUPER LIGHT VOLUME DAY
Better Retail Sales and Consumer Sentiment data helped bulls push equity prices higher today. The dollar continued its climb while commodities (energy and gold) and bonds fell. The ongoing "dollar carry trade" seems at risk but that didn't seem to bother bulls in the short-term.
Volume is hitting holiday-like lows which help bulls
a positive day easily. Breadth was mostly positive.
That's it for today's little light volume exercise. Next week is another Fed meeting with an announcement Wednesday. Let's see if they stick to their guns or give markets a holiday present. Then on Friday we get quadruple witching again as the Street shuts down for the holidays at least in terms of volume.
In between those events we'll have other data to digest but those two events should take center stage.
Have a great weekend!
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