Why The Recent Small Cap Rally Could Be Nearing An End (IWM)

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June 26, 2018 6:04am NYSE:IWM

Technical analyst Chris Kimble examines the Russell 2000’s chart and finds the potential for a bearish reversal at strong overhead resistance.

Small Cap Stocks (Russell 2000) have been red hot this year, up over 9%. This gain is 7% more than the S&P 500 and the trend on them remains impressive and is up.

The rally this year has the Russell 2000 testing the top of an 18-month rising channel and its 161% extension level at (1) this past week. While testing this dual resistance last week, this red-hot index might have created a bearish reversal pattern.

Last weeks action did NOT change the trend of small caps. This is one price point where bulls don’t want to see selling by this leader get started.

The iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF (IWM) rose $0.15 (+0.09%) in premarket trading Tuesday. Year-to-date, IWM has gained 8.53%, versus a 1.96% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

IWM currently has an ETF Daily News SMART Grade of A (Strong Buy), and is ranked #1 of 41 ETFs in the Small Cap Blend ETFs category.

This article is brought to you courtesy of Kimble Charting Solutions.

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