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Index Mega-Review

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The year 2020 has been insane in so many respects. In the stock market, we went from the quickest, most brutal beatdown in Q1 to the swiftest, fakest, most risible explosion in equity prices in Q2. No one knows what Q3 holds, but I can guarantee you that it will not be boring.

Below are seven major index markets. I’ve put some remarks in the caption of each.

The Dow Jones Composite has two key bearish elements going on: the island reversal pattern (circled), which is quite rare, as well as a broken intermediate term trendline.