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Russell 2000 Continues To Perform Well. That's Bullish For Markets

By Declan FallonETFsOct 08, 2020 12:23AM ET
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Russell 2000 Continues To Perform Well. That's Bullish For Markets
By Declan Fallon   |  Oct 08, 2020 12:23AM ET
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Tuesday's selling was a flash in the pan quickly undone by Wednesday's trading. The Russell 2000 (via IWM) sharply advanced, taking out the August swing high with technicals all firmly in the green. The only negative was the lower volume, but this is a marked advance after the successful test of the 200-day MA.

RUT Daily Chart
RUT Daily Chart

The gain in the Russell 2000 yesterday is an indication markets are steering towards a more sustainable rally, despite the negative news and proximity of the election. The NASDAQ and S&P are both offering long-side trade opportunities for those willing to take on risk at this time. 

 
The NASDAQ hasn't fully turned net positive in its supporting technicals as stochastics [39,1] remain below the bullish midline. However, trading action suggests this won't remain the case for long.

COMPQ Daily Chart
COMPQ Daily Chart

The S&P sits in a similar predicament to the NASDAQ with only stochastics left to turn bullish for key indicators. The S&P (and NASDAQ) are significantly underperforming the Russell 2000, but this is bullish for markets overall as long as the Russell 2000 can maintain its current form. 

SPX Daily Chart
SPX Daily Chart

The NASDAQ, S&P and Russell 2000 all have 50-day MAs to lean on should the need arise, but until then, each index is building on a rally started after the Russell 2000 successfully tested its 200-day MA. Better still, the indices have shrugged off damaging news with consumate ease—so the election should hold no fear.

Russell 2000 Continues To Perform Well. That's Bullish For Markets
 

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Russell 2000 Continues To Perform Well. That's Bullish For Markets

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Declan is da bomb! most accurate analyst. follow him!
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How do you feel about bank stocks before/after earnings?
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Every stock goes down after earning report-it’s all past history. You are betting on future of the stock, no the past.
 
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