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A Pause In Proceedings, But Keep An Eye On The Russell 2000

By Declan FallonStock MarketsApr 08, 2021 12:15AM ET
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A Pause In Proceedings, But Keep An Eye On The Russell 2000
By Declan Fallon   |  Apr 08, 2021 12:15AM ET
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Some days markets move, some days they don't—Wednesday was one of those latter days. 

There wasn't much going with yesterday's index action, with cryptocurrencies hogging the headlines. The NASDAQ remained on breakout support.

COMPQ Daily Chart
COMPQ Daily Chart

The S&P remains at the upper part of Monday's breakout range.  Technicals are net positive, and the index is well positioned to gain.

SPX Daily Chart
SPX Daily Chart

The Russell 2000 (via IWM) lost ground, sending the index back to its 50-day MA. The index still has to challenge the 'bull trap' and relative performance against the NASDAQ ticked lower. While it's the weakest of the lead indices, selling volume was relatively light. 

IWM Daily Chart
IWM Daily Chart

The index to watch is the Russell 2000. With the S&P at highs, things can stay positive even if the index moves sideways, but should the Russell 2000 continue to trickle losses, it will eventually drag the other indices down with it. 

A Pause In Proceedings, But Keep An Eye On The Russell 2000
 

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A Pause In Proceedings, But Keep An Eye On The Russell 2000

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jonathan seagull
jonathan seagull Apr 08, 2021 5:55AM ET
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Why? For a long while, russell always sucked while nasdaq and S&P flew in the sky. I do not get what the leads are.
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