Out of all the major indexes, none are benefitting from the positive vaccine developments more than the Russell 2000 index of small-capitalization stocks.
Even without Monday's massive rally, it has performed well enough that its medium-term trend has jumped well above its long-term one, thanks to a kick-off surge in early October. Respected technician Helene Meisler noted that the 50-day average of the index has moved the most above its 200-day average since 2017.
While there have been wider spreads between the two trend measures, by the time it reached 8%, it has been a good sign for the index.
Returns were okay over the short- to medium-term but really shined over the next year. There were no losses out of the 11 signals, and the risk/reward was impressively skewed to the upside.
What else is happening
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- Russell 2000 returns after big spreads between the 50- and 200-day moving averages
- What happened to the broader market after those signals
- Monday's surge helped trigger another Zweig Breadth Thrust
- The S&P 500 suffered a breakout and reversal - what that's meant for forward returns (it's probably not what you think)
- The Dow Industrials outdid the Nasdaq 100 by more than 5%
- For the 1st time in 8 months, the Dow hit a new intraday high
Energy stocks surged on Monday and are up more than 19% less than 10 days after sinking to a 6-month low. Going back to 1926, they've done this only 6 other times. After 5 of them, the sector fell back over the next 1-3 months.
Sentiment from other perspectives
We don't necessarily agree with everything posted here - some of our work might directly contradict it - but it's often worth knowing what others are watching.
1. Investor behavior has allowed financial conditions to improve to the best in years - Goldman Sachs via Daily Shot
2. Investors on Twitter have never been more optimistic - Arbor Research
3. That's probably why they're buying a lot of call options - Urban Carmel
The post titled A surge of small proportions was originally published as on SentimenTrader.com on 2020-11-10.
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