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New Life
11:13:53 PM| 7/27/2019
By Jim Brown | After two weeks with a bearish bias the small caps suddenly found buyers.

Slip Sliding Away
6:05:24 PM| 7/20/2019
By Jim Brown | Small caps continue to be weak and the outlook is fading.

No Traction
11:04:19 PM| 7/13/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell traded below resistance more than above all week.

Green Shoots Forming
7:59:38 PM| 7/6/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index was the only major index to post a gain on Friday.

Dead Stop Again
8:04:34 PM| 6/30/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted a whopping 20-point gain on Friday but stopped at 1,566 once again.

Dead Stop
10:26:14 PM| 6/23/2019
By Jim Brown | Despite the market bullishness the Russell came to a dead stop on 1,566 on Thursday.

Mediocre Market
2:48:14 PM| 6/16/2019
By Jim Brown | Small cap stocks gained only 8 points last week and it was a fight.

Trailing Indicator
2:09:42 PM| 6/9/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebounded 3.5% but trailed the big cap indexes.

Small Cap Rout
11:30:41 PM| 6/1/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 has fallen more than 9.4% since the May 4th high at 1,618.

Four Month Low
11:04:12 PM| 5/25/2019
By Jim Brown | Small caps lead and the Russell 2000 closed at a 4-month low on Thursday.

7-Week Low
10:28:20 PM| 5/18/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap Russell hit a 7-week low on Monday as bearish sentiment increased.

Breakdown
11:48:27 PM| 5/11/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell went from a promising breakout to a frustrating break down in only four days.

Breakout
11:18:12 PM| 5/4/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted a major 31-point gain to close well over resistance at 1,600.

Finally, A Break
8:56:45 PM| 4/27/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell closed at 1,591 and an 8-week high.

Clinging to Support
11:05:28 PM| 4/20/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell closed right on correction level support at 1,566.

Russell Cracked
12:09:19 AM| 4/18/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index declined 1% on Wednesday to lead the losers list.

Russell Cracked
11:09:19 PM| 4/17/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index declined 1% on Wednesday to lead the losers list.

No Decline
4:14:42 PM| 4/16/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell actually posted a gain, but it was minor.

Biggest Loser
6:06:08 PM| 4/15/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 posted the biggest percentage loss of all the major indexes.

Still Lagging
11:48:58 PM| 4/13/2019
By Jim Brown | The small caps posted only a minor gain despite the 269-point Dow rally.

Relative Strength
11:33:55 PM| 4/11/2019
By Jim Brown | After the 22-point gain on the Russell yesterday the index only declined 2 points today.

Amazing Rebound
9:50:09 PM| 4/10/2019
By Jim Brown | The 19 point drop in the Russell on Tuesday was erased with a 22 point gain today.

Small Cap Head Fake
5:18:48 PM| 4/9/2019
By Jim Brown | The slow rise in the Russell over the last week came to an abrupt end.

Nothing Happened
11:21:37 PM| 4/8/2019
By Jim Brown | Really, nothing happened. The total gain/loss for all six positions was 2 cents.

Four Week High
11:43:23 PM| 4/6/2019
By Jim Brown | The Dow may be limping, but the Russell posted a 1% gain.

Another Encouraging Day
10:36:30 PM| 4/4/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell managed to post a 6-point gain in a choppy market.

Technicals Improving
11:39:40 PM| 4/3/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index came to a dead stop at the 1,566 resistance but it was still a decent day.

Solid Resistance
4:52:37 PM| 4/2/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell was unable to post a gain with solid resistance from 1566-1600.

Good, Not Great
11:30:34 PM| 4/1/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap Russell gained 16 points or 1% but remains below resistance.

Role Reversal
9:09:19 PM| 3/30/2019
By Jim Brown | Big caps lifted the market on Friday and small caps fizzled.

Bearish Pattern Forming
10:32:54 PM| 3/27/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell came close to touching 1,500 again as it works on a new lower high pattern.

Back to Back
6:14:30 PM| 3/26/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted a decent 15-point gain after a 17 point rebound yesterday.

Not Seven Points
10:50:18 PM| 3/25/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted a 7-point gain but that was not the key point.

What Truck?
11:36:09 PM| 3/23/2019
By Jim Brown | While traders were patting themselves on the back for Thursday's rebound the speeding truck flattened them on Friday.

Dodged a Bullet
10:05:59 PM| 3/21/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell closed very negative on Wednesday and right on the edge of disaster.

Tick Tock
11:28:43 PM| 3/20/2019
By Jim Brown | Time may be running out on this rally as negative headlines outweigh positive ones.

Dead Stop
4:23:57 PM| 3/19/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector skidded to a stop at resistance once again.

Better than the Rest
9:57:13 PM| 3/18/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell gained 10 points and the best performance of the major averages.

Still Lagging
10:12:44 PM| 3/16/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index posted a minor gain but closed 10 points below the intraday high.

Back to 1,550
10:49:11 PM| 3/14/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell traded back to the 1,550 level for the 4th day.

Small Caps Trailing
5:42:39 PM| 3/13/2019
By Jim Brown | The small caps posted gains, but they were minimal compared to the large cap indexes.

Stalled
4:24:55 PM| 3/12/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell had a great rebound on Monday but today, not so great.

Great Recovery
10:14:11 PM| 3/11/2019
By Jim Brown | The market overcame horrendous odds at the open to post an excellent gain.

Lower Low
11:19:47 PM| 3/9/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell may have rebounded 11 points from the morning drop but Friday was still a lower low.

Support Failure
10:43:18 PM| 3/7/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap Russell crashed through minor support at 1,550 and closed at the low for the day.

End of the Road
11:45:20 PM| 3/6/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell went from lagging to leading and it was not pretty.

Russell Lagging
4:17:58 PM| 3/5/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 was the biggest laggard in Tuesday's lackluster market.

Dropping like Flies
10:59:57 PM| 3/4/2019
By Jim Brown | The market volatility has eliminated multiple positions over the last week.

Resistance Firm
9:11:23 PM| 3/2/2019
By Jim Brown | After a big open the indexes fell back to the flat line before rising into the close.

No Surprise Here
11:05:04 PM| 2/28/2019
By Jim Brown | We have been expecting a weak market since expiration Friday and it appeared as expected.

Market Chop
10:43:34 PM| 2/27/2019
By Jim Brown | The indexes closed well off their lows but there were more losers than gainers.

Thud!
5:46:37 PM| 2/26/2019
By Jim Brown | That noise on Monday was the Russell coming to a dead stop at 1,600 and resistance from October.

Profit Takers Lurking In The Shadows
5:39:31 PM| 2/25/2019
By Thomas Hughes | The market is moving higher but signs of weakness persist. Profit takers are lurking in the shadows waiting for the time to sell.

Ratcheting Higher
3:14:13 PM| 2/23/2019
By Thomas Hughes | The indices are ratcheting higher but there is only so high they go before profit-taking sets in.

A Hurdle In The Road
3:28:17 PM| 2/21/2019
By Thomas Hughes | The market has reached major resistance for most indices, will it stumble or will the rally regain its footing?

Brushing Against Major Resistance
6:12:36 PM| 2/20/2019
By Thomas Hughes | The market moved higher but the gains were capped by resistance at a key level.

No Weakness
5:03:51 PM| 2/19/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell gapped 3 points lower at the open, but the dip was instantly bought.

Six Days
11:40:23 PM| 2/16/2019
By Jim Brown | Despite the volatility in the big cap indexes the Russell has posted six consecutive gains.

Russell Positive
10:25:17 PM| 2/14/2019
By Jim Brown | The Dow and S&P closed sharply negative but the Russell 2000 actually gained.

Nearing Resistance Again
11:47:49 PM| 2/13/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted only a minor 4-point gain as it nears resistance at 1,550.

Excellent Move
4:30:44 PM| 2/12/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell sprinted higher with a 1.26% gain to make a clear break from the 100-day resistance.

Bullish Relative Strength
9:24:50 PM| 2/11/2019
By Jim Brown | While the big cap markets moved sideways the Russell 2000 gained almost 1%.

Partial Recovery
7:51:49 PM| 2/9/2019
By Jim Brown | The S&P, Nasdaq and Russell closed with a gain but it was only a fraction of Thursday's losses.

No Complaints
11:45:13 PM| 2/7/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell lost .81% but the Biotech sector lost -2.4% and Semiconductors -2.23%.

No Headlines
5:08:05 PM| 2/6/2019
By Jim Brown | A lack of material headlines from any source kept the markets dormant.

Drug Pricing Pause?
4:36:41 PM| 2/5/2019
By Jim Brown | Worries over drug pricing changes in the SOTU tonight may have weighed on the Russell.

Not Too Hot
4:22:01 PM| 2/4/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell is moving up steadily with Goldilocks precision, not too hot and not too cold.

Step by Step
2:05:10 AM| 2/3/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index only posted a minimal gain but it was still a 2-month high.

New Leg Higher
10:17:30 PM| 1/31/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell did not post a big gain, but it was 1% and a new leg higher.

Big Cap Party
11:17:36 PM| 1/30/2019
By Jim Brown | There was a great post-Fed rally today in big cap stocks.

Small Caps Holding
5:06:42 PM| 1/29/2019
By Jim Brown | It was another good day for small cap stocks as the Russell held right at resistance.

Not A Bad Day
9:51:12 PM| 1/28/2019
By Jim Brown | The big cap indexes were struggling but the Russell was not participating.

Five Weeks
9:45:35 PM| 1/26/2019
By Jim Brown | The Dow, Nasdaq and Russell all posted gains for the fifth consecutive week.

Chip Lift
9:48:32 PM| 1/24/2019
By Jim Brown | The chip sector posted a strong gain and that lifted the Russell and Nasdaq.

Sellers Return
11:37:43 PM| 1/23/2019
By Jim Brown | Earnings worries returned to weigh on the market as 2019 estimates decline.

Headline Decline
4:24:31 PM| 1/22/2019
By Jim Brown | Chinese headlines rallied the market and Chinese headlines killed that rally.

Small Cap Rebound
11:06:04 PM| 1/19/2019
By Jim Brown | Earlier in the week the majority of small cap charts were turning negative.

Repeat Performance
10:29:53 PM| 1/17/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell was the strongest index again with nearly a 1% move.

Strongest Index
11:35:27 PM| 1/16/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell was actually the strongest index with a 9.5 point gain.

-2 for the Week
4:29:17 PM| 1/15/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebounded 12 points today after a 14-point drop on Monday.

End of Streak
10:48:37 PM| 1/14/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index finally posted a decent loss to end its streak of gains.

One More Day
9:15:51 PM| 1/12/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell only gained 2 points but that increased the string of gains to 12 of 13 days.

Better Than Expected
11:11:39 PM| 1/10/2019
By Jim Brown | The 15-point opening drop in the Russell 2000 was better than expected.

10 of 11
10:12:06 PM| 1/9/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 has posted gains for 10 of the last 11 sessions.

Another Solid Move
5:42:15 PM| 1/8/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector posted another solid gain and stretched the 3-day streak.

Biggest Gainer
9:58:08 PM| 1/7/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 added nearly 25 points and 1.78% to lead the broader averages.

Powell Bounce
9:14:44 PM| 1/5/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector exploded higher after Powell said the Fed would practice patience and flexibility in future hikes.

Powell Bounce
7:57:44 PM| 1/5/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector exploded higher after Powell said the Fed would practice patience and flexibility in future hikes.

Encouraging!
10:11:31 PM| 1/3/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 was actually encouraging despite the -660 drop in the Dow.

Another Winner
10:45:42 PM| 1/2/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index fell less and rebounded more than the volatile big caps.

Decent Day
9:27:59 PM| 1/1/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell was actually the biggest gainer on Friday with the Dow/S&P down.



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