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The Small Caps

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There are times I have so many ideas to share, I can barely contain myself. There are other times – – like this entire week – – when I find the market wholly uninteresting and have more trouble providing fodder.

But the show must go on, so I offer you this chart of the ETF for small caps, symbol IWM. It has broken what I consider an important uptrend, and this week’s hearty bounce sets us up (God willing……..) for a resumption of the stumbling tumble that I was enjoying so much until last Friday.


Give Us Another Ka-Pow!

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This hasn’t exactly been the most riveting week in market history. For those who thought the eclipse was going to kick off something big (c’mon — not me – – I’m odd, but not THAT odd) this was surely a disappointment.

Something to keep in mind is that in recent weeks, the drops have been sudden and without the courtesy of an announcement. My view is that enough charts have broken their uptrends as to make the prospect of another “whoops!” more than likely: