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Buying Pressure Continues To Drive Indices Higher As Russell 2000 Waits...

By Declan FallonStock MarketsJul 05, 2021 12:13AM ET
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Buying Pressure Continues To Drive Indices Higher As Russell 2000 Waits...
By Declan Fallon   |  Jul 05, 2021 12:13AM ET
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All the hard work is been done by Large Cap and Tech Indices as the Russell 2000 continues to trade below resistance.  Friday's volume was done on previous days and didn't really match the price action relative to those days' gains.  Despite this, the week finished on a positive.

The S&P enjoyed another respectable advance, although the sequence of gains has come off the back of no down days for the last couple of weeks. Technicals are net positive and the index is outperforming Small Caps.

SPX Daily Chart
SPX Daily Chart

The NASDAQ had a comparable day to the S&P, outperforming Small Caps to a larger degree than the latter index. 

COMPQ Daily Chart
COMPQ Daily Chart

The Russell 2000 (via IWM) was the only lead index not to gain on Friday, but it remains well positioned to break out with tight support at $228, wedged with resistance at $234.  Be ready for a breakout, because other indices have already bombed ahead.

IWM Daily Chart
IWM Daily Chart

The only other index to have a mixed week was the Semiconductor Index.  It managed to breakout, before dipping below 3,300.  However, it managed to recover its breakout by the close of business on Friday.  The 'breakout' is still valid, but it lacks the drive of the NASDAQ. 

SOX Daily Chart
SOX Daily Chart

By Friday's close we had well defined rallies in the S&P and NASDAQ adding to their gains, while the Russell 2000 headed in the opposite direction.  There was also a bit of a slowdown in the Semiconductor Index, although this hasn't yet filtered to the NASDAQ.

Eyes should remain on the Russell 2000 as it looks to follow the action of Large Cap and Tech indices.

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