Dashboard Designer for First Derviatives/KX Systems

Declan Fallon is a UI/UX Dashboard Designer for First Derivatives/Kx Systems.  Declan Fallon runs a market commentary blog at Markets.fallondpicks.com, and is a contributor to Talk Markets and Seeking Alpha. He previously ... more

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Russell 2000 And Semiconductors Struggle (A Little)
Weakest of the indices, the Russell 2000, maybe offering shorts a second bite of the cherry following a rebuff off the 20-day MA. Semiconductors have so far failed to challenge the February high.
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Monday's Gains Consolidated
There wasn't a whole lot to add to today's action but the best thing that could be said was that yesterday's gains held.
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Semiconductors At Support
The Semiconductor Index made a support test at converged 200-day MA and horizontal support of 1,295.
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Russell 2000 And Semiconductors Crack
The Russell 2000 lost over 2% as it undercut the 20-day MA in a move which could pull the other indices down with it.
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Intraday Action Widens As Sellers Make Appearance
The Russell 2000 reversed Friday's gain as the 200-day MA became a more substantial resistance level. Relative performance against the Nasdaq ticked lower as the index edges towards a new phase of weakness.
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Markets Advance In Low Key Gains
There wasn't a whole lot to Friday's action but the main thing was an advance against the tentative weakness which shaped up last week.
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Tech Indices Breakout
4 years ago

At some point, semiconductors will emerge from the doldrums. Sure, Semis could take a big haircut: the Philly index is up 350% from its 2009 low (ahead of the 285% gain for the S&P), yet still well off its highs. But to look for a 'lucky if prices only drop 50%,' misses what a canary-in-the-mine sector like Semis has done in a weak economic environment.

In this article: IWM, SOXX, SPY, QQQ
Higher Volume Selling, And Bearish Engulfing Pattern In Russell 2000 And Semiconductor Index
4 years ago
Thanks Moon Kil Woong, I like to pair semiconductor action with Nasdaq 100 as a tech-style Dow Theory.
In this article: COMP, SPX, SOX
Daily Market Commentary: Semiconductors Advance
4 years ago
If buyers keep a bid under Semiconductors then it's not slowing. Shorts may be happy to watch a break before getting aggressive: a 'bull trap' (i.e. a closing break above 652, followed by a close below 652 on higher volume) could prove opportune. However, as things stand now, bulls have the advantage.
In this article: COMP, NDX, SOX
S&P Disappoints, But Nasdaq And Russell 2000 Play To Form
4 years ago
Thanks Susan!
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UI/UX Developer
Kx Systems
March 2015 - Present (4 years 1 month)

Front-end designer for business intelligence platforms covering financial market surveillance. 

Editor and Contributor
Fallondpicks
2005 - Present (14 years 5 months)
Analyzing market trends. Specialist in U.S. Markets and #sectorbreadth analysis.
Senior Market Technician
ActivateClients
October 2012 - March 2015 (2 years 6 months)

Product specialist and marketing researcher. Improving dealer-client relationships by maximizing returns in the market.

Community Director
Zignals
October 2007 - March 2015 (7 years 7 months)

Financial market technician and strategist. Social media and community development.

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Market Technician Association
Technical Analysis
2004 / 2007
Completed level I, II, and III examinations for Chartered Market Technician (CMT) qualification
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Ph.D.,
1993 / 1998
Nematology
Trinity College Dublin
B.A.
1989 / 1993
Zoology

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