Closing print on the Qs was actually 44.81 so I don't know what's up with Telechart's quote of 44.59.
Nevertheless, for the week, Qs up .25 or .5%, IWM up 2.4%, DIA up 3.7%, SPY up 1.8%.
Qs were the laggard this week, while the IWM played out its upward surge perfectly, closing on the LR30 daily mean bar for the week (and showing the most potential for an extended run).
Interestingly, both the A50 and A200 are now reading 28 and both succeeded in crossing and holding above the 20 DSMA.
The A50 is looking a bit more overbought than the A200, but checking out the MACD, both are upslope on the zero line, which historically has provided at least a couple carry through days before any reversal.
The big driver for the markets next week will, of course, continue to be earnings as we swing into the heart of reporting season and this backdrop can produce a volatile mix of fundamental and technical signals.
Of note today, XLF volume was exactly one half of yesterday's record, which is probably an indicator of something important. . .or maybe just trader exhaustion.
I'm currently flat again, having exited my August XLF and IWM long calls ahead of the weekend. I was caught off guard by the accelerated premium decay in the August XLF calls today as volume and volatility subsided, but managed to book a few pennies in the green.