Russell 2000 Slices Below Triple Support and Captures First Target


The Russell 2000 chart brings meaning to the term ‘stair-stepping higher.’

The Russell 2000 (IWM) has been moving higher one leg at a time within a well-defined trend channel for over a year.

As highlighted yesterday in the Profit Radar Report, the Russell 2000 sliced below triple support and continued lower today until it hit support and captured the first down side target.

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Unlike the Russell 2000, the S&P 500 closed within its trading range yesterday.

The S&P 500 (SPY) chart below shows the S&P 500 as of yesterday’s close.

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Yesterday’s Profit Radar Report proposed that: “Although the S&P 500 and Dow Jones (DIA) remain above short-term support, the deterioration of higher beta indexes (Russell 2000 and Nasdaq) hint at more down side also for the S&P and Dow.”

How much more down side?

Here’s where the stair-step ascent makes pinpointing a down side target tricky.

Every prior high and prior low may serve as support and spark a rally.

The Profit Radar Report monitors technicals, seasonality, and sentiment to identify high probability support levels.

A closer look at seasonality is available here:

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Simon Maierhofer is the publisher of the Profit Radar Report. The Profit Radar Report presents complex market analysis (S&P 500, Dow Jones, gold, silver, euro and bonds) in an easy format. Technical analysis, sentiment indicators, seasonal patterns and common sense are all wrapped up into two or more easy-to-read weekly updates. All Profit Radar Report recommendations resulted in a 59.51% net gain in 2013.

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