The Russell 2000, which was selling off while the S&P500 was making new highs, is behaving better and worth watching here as it has turned up before the other indices (see chart). Whether this is just short covering or a market turn is anyone’s guess.
The Russell is a favorite hedge and short vehicle for many of the big players. The index is down almost 3 percent on the year and 6.77 percent from its July 1st high. It sits just below the 61.8 percent Fibo retracement of the May 15 – July 1 move and November 2012 trendline. Stay tuned.
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