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Not Bullish
10:23:40 PM| 8/16/2018
By Jim Brown | Thursday's short squeeze was not bullish since resistance held on most indexes.

Depressing Day
10:34:29 PM| 8/15/2018
By Jim Brown | Wednesday's reversal erased two weeks of gains on the Russell.

Sigh of Relief
4:55:46 PM| 8/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The strong rebound in the small caps would appear to be an all clear signal.

Trouble Brewing
11:03:19 PM| 8/13/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell index posted a lower high and a drop back to support.

Not a Material Move
9:19:48 PM| 8/11/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index lost 4 points but given the state of the markets, that was a win.

Mired in Mediocrity
11:52:54 PM| 8/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted a minor 4 point gain but it was only because time expired.

Sleeping Sickness
12:53:52 AM| 8/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The low volume and resurgence of headlines put the market back to sleep.

Sleeping Sickness
11:53:52 AM| 8/8/2018
By Jim Brown | The low volume and resurgence of headlines put the market back to sleep.

Bearish Divergence
4:53:42 PM| 8/7/2018
By Jim Brown | Small cap stocks are normally the market leaders and they are weak.

Slightly Bullish Reversal
12:00:33 AM| 8/7/2018
By Jim Brown | Friday's decline back below 1,675 on the Russell was reversed with a decent gain.

Slightly Bullish Reversal
10:45:33 PM| 8/6/2018
By Jim Brown | Friday's decline back below 1,675 on the Russell was reversed with a decent gain.

Bearish Sign?
8:23:41 PM| 8/5/2018
By Jim Brown | Was Friday's decline in the Russell a sign of things to come?

Bullish Move
11:00:18 PM| 8/2/2018
By Jim Brown | The strongly positive Nasdaq bled over into the Russell to power a move above resistance

Resistance Held
11:34:36 PM| 8/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The weak market was a drag on the Russell and resistance at 1,675 held.

Back to Resistance
6:48:38 PM| 7/31/2018
By Jim Brown | We saw a decent oversold bounce today but there was little enthusiasm.

Blowout!
11:28:28 PM| 7/30/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector blew a tire and has run off the road.

Easy Come, Easy Go
2:15:49 AM| 7/29/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell roared back 17 points on Thursday then gave back 32 points on Friday.

Resistance Retest
10:11:54 PM| 7/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell roared back 17 points intraday to retest resistance at 1,700.

Support Break Ahead
11:16:23 PM| 7/25/2018
By Jim Brown | The massive negative reaction to the Facebook disaster could sink the Russell as well.

Rejection
6:32:01 PM| 7/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell rallied to within 15 cents of its prior high only to face massive rejection.

Hang Time
10:29:01 PM| 7/23/2018
By Jim Brown | The indexes are just hanging in space on the charts until we have a headline that moves the market.

No Conviction Market
8:47:04 PM| 7/21/2018
By Jim Brown | Swirling headlines and mixed earnings results kept the markets flat.

Reverse Rotation
10:13:40 PM| 7/19/2018
By Jim Brown | The money flow reversed directions and flowed back into small caps today.

Step by Step
1:13:20 AM| 7/19/2018
By Jim Brown | The small caps are slowly starting to recover with two consecutive days of minor gains.

Step by Step
11:53:20 AM| 7/18/2018
By Jim Brown | The small caps are slowly starting to recover with two consecutive days of minor gains.

A for Effort
4:48:48 PM| 7/17/2018
By Jim Brown | The market deserves a grade of A for the attempted rebound this morning.

Money Flow Blues
10:07:24 PM| 7/16/2018
By Jim Brown | Money was still flowing out of the Russell and into large caps and actually accelerated.

Continued Rotation
9:13:46 PM| 7/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The big cap indexes posted gains and investors took money from the Russell to make that happen.

Rotation Blues
11:37:56 PM| 7/12/2018
By Jim Brown | After two months of decent gains at the expense of the big caps, the tables have changed.

Minor Bruising
11:04:39 PM| 7/11/2018
By Jim Brown | With a severely negative market, we could have sustained serious injuries but we excaped with only a minor bruise.

Exactly as Predicted
5:25:23 PM| 7/10/2018
By Jim Brown | We expected the Russell to trigger some profit taking when it hit its prior high of 1,707.

Poised for a New High
10:12:53 PM| 7/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell gained another 10 points to close within 2 points of a new high

Moving as Expected
4:52:32 PM| 7/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell continues to outperform with another nice gain and nearing record highs.

Small Caps On Fire
10:13:13 PM| 7/5/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell led the big cap indexes higher with a nice 19-point gain.

News Resistant
3:47:14 PM| 7/3/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap stocks proved to be somewhat resistance to tariff news.

Good Day for Small Caps
11:05:18 PM| 7/2/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell retested the lows from Thursday and rebounded sharply.

Confusion Reigns
9:27:01 PM| 6/30/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index gained 12 at the open but gave it all back to finish negative.

Lack of Faith
9:01:52 PM| 6/28/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell's dropped -28 points on Wednesday and rebounded only 4 today.

Armor Failed
10:25:51 PM| 6/27/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell's bulletproof armor failed as the broader market collapsed.

Morning Excitement Faded
4:10:01 PM| 6/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow rose 132 points intraday but faded into the close.

Up the Stairs, Down the Elevator
10:55:44 PM| 6/25/2018
By Jim Brown | Over the last three days, the Russell gave back 11 days of gains.

Reconstitution
12:17:59 AM| 6/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell reconstitution occurred at the close on Friday.

We Were Due
9:46:45 PM| 6/21/2018
By Jim Brown | For several days, I have written about the Russell being overbought.

Gift Horse Gazing
9:32:10 PM| 6/20/2018
By Jim Brown | They saw don't look a gift horse in the mouth or you could be disappointed.

Indestructible
7:07:23 PM| 6/19/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap Russell rebounded 21 points from the low to close positive in an ugly market.

Tariff Proof
9:16:34 PM| 6/18/2018
By Jim Brown | The good relative strength on the Russell turned into outstanding relative strength.

Good Relative Strength
10:50:18 PM| 6/16/2018
By Jim Brown | The small caps were down with the Dow in early trading but rebounded back to close flat on the Russell.

No Weakness Here
9:55:32 PM| 6/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The continued headlines on tariffs are providing lift for the small caps.

Post Fed Indigestion
11:26:46 PM| 6/13/2018
By Jim Brown | Small cap stocks suffered some indigestion after the rate hike and hike in expectations

New Small Cap High
5:33:30 PM| 6/12/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell shook off three days of consolidation to post a decent gain at a new high.

Good Relative Strength
10:15:59 PM| 6/11/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index held its ground and posted a minor gain only 2 points from a new high.

Almost a New High
10:51:15 PM| 6/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebounded from Thursday's drop but close 4 points below a new high.

Not a Big Decline
6:18:12 PM| 6/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell retreated from overbought territory but the 8-point drop was minimal.

Entering Overbought Territory
10:39:27 PM| 6/6/2018
By Jim Brown | Another nice gain by the Russell lifted it into overbought territory.

Small Caps Surging
4:43:38 PM| 6/5/2018
By Jim Brown | The anti tariff trade is in full bloom with small cap stocks setting new highs.

Minor Breakout
9:16:26 PM| 6/4/2018
By Jim Brown | After three days of stalling at exactly the same level, a minor breakout appeared.

Ditto
11:46:23 PM| 6/2/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell closed at exactly the same high as it did on Wednesday.

Sentiment Check
9:58:57 PM| 5/31/2018
By Jim Brown | Market sentiment took a dive after the tariff punch to the gut.

Boom!
5:02:24 PM| 5/30/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell failed to trade above 1,628 for four days then exploded higher for a 24 point gain.

Excellent Relative Strength
9:25:36 PM| 5/29/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted only a 3 point decline with the Dow down -500.

No Movement
9:41:10 PM| 5/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector has posted no material gain or loss for the last three days.

Intraday Low
10:16:01 PM| 5/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebounded to positive territory after a 5-day intraday low.

Four Day Low
10:07:24 PM| 5/23/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted a minor gain after making a 4-day low.

Pothole
5:05:30 PM| 5/22/2018
By Jim Brown | The two-week rally on the Russell ran off the road after hitting a profit pothole.

Very Bullish
10:49:09 PM| 5/21/2018
By Jim Brown | The strong gain on the Russell despite the rotation into big caps was very bullish.

Out of Fuel?
9:42:58 PM| 5/19/2018
By Jim Brown | Is the Russell rocket running out of fuel with only a 1-point gain on Friday?

Leading the Pack
7:15:01 PM| 5/17/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 gained another 9 points in a bad market to close at a new high.

Record High
4:18:41 PM| 5/16/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 surged 16 points to close at a new record high.

Better than Expected
5:49:50 PM| 5/15/2018
By Jim Brown | The big cap markets were down sharply but the Russell posted only a 0.0035 loss.

Sell the Rip
9:36:59 PM| 5/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell spiked to 1,614 at the open and within 1 point of a new intraday high.

Inch by Inch
10:27:35 PM| 5/12/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted another minor gain but that was sixth consecutive daily gain.

One More Day
9:43:27 PM| 5/10/2018
By Jim Brown | We need one more day of decent gains for the Russell 2000 to make a new high.

Outstanding!
8:53:05 PM| 5/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 rallied to 1,600 and critical resistance with a nice four-day gain.

Bullish Day
4:29:30 PM| 5/8/2018
By Jim Brown | The rest of the market may have been listless but small caps were bullish.

Spike to Resistance
10:35:53 PM| 5/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes spiked to resistance intraday and sellers appeared.

Nice Short Squeeze
10:42:19 PM| 5/5/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow and S&P profited from a short squeeze after a bounce at the 200-day average.

Drip, Drip
9:50:11 PM| 5/3/2018
By Jim Brown | Points are slowly bleeding out of the indexes as sentiment turns bearish.

Bears Have the Advantage
6:43:03 PM| 5/2/2018
By Jim Brown | The markets failed to rally on the Apple earnings and the Fed announcement was sold.

Nice Recovery
4:58:02 PM| 5/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell hit a new three-week intraday low at 1,527 but recovered to close with a 8 point gain.

Three-Week Low
8:57:36 PM| 4/30/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 closed at 1,541 and a three-week low.

No Material Movement
11:18:34 PM| 4/28/2018
By Jim Brown | Friday was VERY flat after the opening dip and volume was again light.

Small Cap Laggards
10:26:02 PM| 4/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell only gained .5% while the big cap indexes gained double that or more.

Running in Place
9:54:28 PM| 4/25/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes traded both positive and negative and closed relatively flat.

Great Relative Strength
5:17:50 PM| 4/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 was positive most of the day with the big cap indexes down hard.

Buyer Boycott
9:38:45 PM| 4/23/2018
By Jim Brown | Low volume and lower conviction prevented any material market movement.

Trouble Ahead?
9:22:01 PM| 4/21/2018
By Jim Brown | With the market still sick, nothing is working and we are going to run out of positive earnings headlines.

Pondering Pennies
10:23:29 PM| 4/19/2018
By Jim Brown | Investors fretted over pennies beat and missed in Q1 earnings and punished those who disappointed.

Pause to Consolidate
10:34:02 PM| 4/18/2018
By Jim Brown | Wednesday's mixed market was a needed rest after two strong days.

Excellent Russell Move
6:22:06 PM| 4/17/2018
By Jim Brown | After breaking resistance at 1,550 yesterday the Russell is on a mission.

Resistance Broken
10:56:42 PM| 4/16/2018
By Jim Brown | Initial resistance at 1,550 was broken with a close at 1,563.

Event Risk
10:43:54 PM| 4/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes pulled back from their morning highs ahead of the weekend event risk.

Now Over Resistance
7:31:54 PM| 4/12/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted only a 10-point gain but it did close well over critical resistance.

Not a Bad Day
9:49:53 PM| 4/11/2018
By Jim Brown | Despite the Dow's 218 point decline the Russell closed at a 3-week high.

Back to Resistance
4:31:41 PM| 4/10/2018
By Jim Brown | Nice short squeeze rally on the China news but no follow through.

Test Rally
10:16:09 PM| 4/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow rallied 440 points intraday before giving back 400 at the close.

Market Movers
7:51:45 PM| 4/7/2018
By Jim Brown | Surprise! Our portfolio stocks declined with the market.

Only a Minor Gain
5:15:59 PM| 4/5/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted only a minor 11-point gain but it was still a gain.

Highly Encouraging
8:48:42 PM| 4/4/2018
By Jim Brown | Today's market action seemed to indicate investors were tired of selling stocks.

Turnaround Tuesday
4:20:06 PM| 4/3/2018
By Jim Brown | The market recovered from its oversold conditions on Monday with a decent gain.

Capitulation?
9:42:30 PM| 4/2/2018
By Jim Brown | With decliners 6:1 over advancers and volume nearing 8 billion shares, did investors just capitulate?

Nice Try
2:04:04 PM| 4/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell tried to rally on Thursday and posted a decent gain but still finished 10 points below the intraday high.

Battle in Progress
9:48:18 PM| 3/28/2018
By Jim Brown | Volume was 8.1 billion shares but other than the Nasdaq, nothing moved.

No Conviction
6:36:31 PM| 3/27/2018
By Jim Brown | After Monday's big gain investors quickly ran back to the sidelines as bullish conviction evaporated.

Last Minute Reprieve
9:07:09 PM| 3/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The market rejoiced on the easing of trade tensions like a down and out convict getting a last minute reprieve from the death penalty.

Implosion
11:44:13 PM| 3/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The support on the Russell finally cracked and the index lost 5% in three days.

No Safe Haven
8:29:45 PM| 3/22/2018
By Jim Brown | Small caps were no longer a safe haven from the tariff worries.

Hope Springs Eternal
10:34:07 PM| 3/21/2018
By Jim Brown | The only index to post a gain today was the Russell 2000 at +9 points.

No Change
5:50:31 PM| 3/20/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell traded in a narrow 9 point range and closed flat with only a fractional loss.

Refusing to Capitulate
9:49:31 PM| 3/19/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index dipped to the 50-day average intraday but regained half its loss.

Encouraging but not Convincing
11:05:08 PM| 3/17/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebounded a solid 9 points on Friday while the Nasdaq was still weak.

Russell Leading Lower
4:51:25 PM| 3/15/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell was the biggest loser on Thursday and a definite reversal of fortunes.

Following the Leader
8:45:28 PM| 3/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector followed the Dow lower although with fewer losses.

Minor Hiccup
5:50:52 PM| 3/13/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 declined 9 points or half a percent and that was minor given the recent gains.

No Squeeze
10:33:14 PM| 3/12/2018
By Jim Brown | We went from short squeeze to no squeeze as tariff worries reappeared.

Short Squeeze!
11:59:24 PM| 3/10/2018
By Jim Brown | Anyone that shorted the tariff headlines and held over the employment report, paid a steep price.

Weaker than Expected
9:42:03 PM| 3/8/2018
By Jim Brown | The weaker than expected tariffs may have ended the surge in small cap buying.

Star Performer
9:53:48 PM| 3/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The market was led higher by the Russell once again and it was amazing.

Excellent!
4:20:19 PM| 3/6/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index assumed the lead today, lifted the Nasdaq and improved sentiment.

Tension Release
9:29:28 PM| 3/5/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell continued to rally on the calming comments on tariffs

Monster Rebound
9:50:34 PM| 3/3/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell dipped to 1,494 Friday morning but then ripped higher to close at 1,533.

Close Enough
5:05:31 PM| 3/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes declined to critical support levels close enough to call it a successful retest of the lows.

Major Support Break
9:29:58 PM| 2/28/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index crashed with the largest percentage decline of the major indexes.

That Was Depressing
6:09:02 PM| 2/27/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell gave back twice what it gained on Monday and closed well below resistance.

Finally!
9:23:46 PM| 2/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index finally broke over strong resistance at 1,550.

Small Caps Led
11:13:31 PM| 2/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell was the biggest percentage gainer for the first half of the day.

Best Laid Plans
5:10:18 PM| 2/22/2018
By Jim Brown | Trying to come up with a trading plan for this market is tougher than an orbital insertion around Saturn.

Good Day, Bad Day
8:01:36 PM| 2/21/2018
By Jim Brown | The markets rallied to two-week highs on the FOMC minutes, before they plunged to the lows for the day.

Six Forward, One Back
6:45:44 PM| 2/20/2018
By Jim Brown | After six days of gains, we cannot complain about one day of losses.

Small Caps Win
11:39:50 PM| 2/17/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes were the winners on Friday with the largest percentage gains.

Back to Back Gains
8:30:42 PM| 2/15/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell is breaking out with two large back to back moves.

Big Move
5:56:02 PM| 2/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell broke out of its cautionary rut and soared for a 27-point gain.

Step by Step
4:36:50 PM| 2/13/2018
By Jim Brown | A 4-point gain is not a lot but it was the third consecutive daily gain.

Surprise Dip
6:01:50 PM| 2/12/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap Russell fell -10 points this morning before posting a decent rebound.

Nice Recovery
11:23:50 PM| 2/10/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell dipped below critical support intraday by -30 points but recovered at the close.

Line Crossed
10:22:24 PM| 2/8/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow and S&P crossed over and closed in correction territory of more than a 10% decline.

Battle for Direction
9:18:30 PM| 2/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The volatility is still in place with the Dow turning a 380-point gain into a loss at the close.

Correction Over?
5:53:16 PM| 2/6/2018
By Jim Brown | After another day of extreme volatility and wide market swings, is the correction over?

Buyer Revolt
9:16:52 PM| 2/5/2018
By Jim Brown | Bids evaporated and the Dow declined 800 points in less than 15 minutes.

Incoming!
10:08:23 PM| 2/3/2018
By Jim Brown | The overbought conditions were finally erased when the markets crashed last week.

Sentiment Fading
8:35:12 PM| 2/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The rising volatility in the market is killing the bullish sentiment that lifted us to these levels.

Small Caps Fading
6:09:00 PM| 1/31/2018
By Jim Brown | If the small cap stocks are supposed to lead the market then a decline in the Russell is not a good sign.

Bullish Event
5:55:37 PM| 1/30/2018
By Jim Brown | Despite the Dow gapping down -305 at the open there was a bullish event today.

Minor Profit Taking
6:05:28 PM| 1/29/2018
By Jim Brown | Monday was a calm day of orderly selling as investors took some chips off the table.

Better Internals
11:43:03 PM| 1/27/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted only a minor gain but the A/D line was significantly better.

Not What It Appears
9:09:17 PM| 1/25/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow, S&P and Russell posted gains but it was a fight.

Sellers Appear
7:22:40 PM| 1/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes hit new intraday highs before sellers caused a significant reversal.

Minor Resistance Break
6:09:49 PM| 1/23/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 posted a minor gain but it managed to push through uptrend resistance.

Dead Stop
6:58:34 PM| 1/22/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes all closed at new highs but the Russell came to a dead stop at uptrend resistance.

Russell Leads
11:14:37 PM| 1/20/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index surged 1.3% to close at a new high with the largest gain of the major indexes.

Fiscal Fears
8:11:42 PM| 1/18/2018
By Jim Brown | The potential for a government shutdown kept the markets in check with another 200 point reversal on the Dow.

Whipsaw!
8:18:01 PM| 1/17/2018
By Jim Brown | The huge reversal from Tuesday was followed by an even larger reversal today.

Trouble in Paradise?
7:11:44 PM| 1/16/2018
By Jim Brown | The bullish market open quickly deteriorated in to a bearish implosion.

Resistance Wreck
11:17:50 PM| 1/13/2018
By Jim Brown | After a strong week, the Russell ran into resistance at 1,600.

Small Cap Blowout!
8:54:33 PM| 1/11/2018
By Jim Brown | Small caps exploded higher with the Russell posting a 1.73% move.

Close but Not Quite
8:45:08 PM| 1/10/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell's recovered from the 8-point drop at the open but could not close positive.

Streak Ended
6:39:34 PM| 1/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell's winning streak, mediocre as it was, ended at 5 consecutive days.

Big Recovery
6:55:04 PM| 1/8/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebounded from a 12-point decline at the open to close positive with a 2-point gain.

I Think I Can
10:41:43 PM| 1/6/2018
By Jim Brown | The little index of small caps is chanting, I think I can, I think I can, as it slowly pulls away from prior resistance at 1,550.

Russell Lagging
8:54:57 PM| 1/4/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index is lagging the broader market with single digit gain.

No Doubt Now
6:57:05 PM| 1/3/2018
By Jim Brown | The second day of big gains by the major indexes left no doubt the bulls are in control.

Head Fake?
7:30:55 PM| 1/2/2018
By Jim Brown | We will not know until Friday's close if Tuesday's rally was a head fake or previews of things to come.

No New Highs
9:09:57 PM| 1/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes gave up some gains and all posted significant losses to end the year.



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