Small-caps gauged by the Russell 2000 index or ticerk IWM made a failed bull signal on the breakout attempt in late March. I circled the day it started then failed to hold. A failed signal can be a powerful chart pattern. I expect us to test the lows soon and most likely blow through support much lower. Likely the S&P 500, Nasdaq, Dow Jones will follow. The next chart is the important price of oil. This is USO the ETF for crude oil futures. It is trying to find support on this trend-line I drew. It is currently a triangular bullish consolidation chart. The next couple days will be very telling on the next direction of oil. If it goes down the next couple days the run on oil could be over. Mortgage rates just rose at a historic pace and I expect the housing market to slow down. I think it's likely the economy slows significantly.
Russell Small-caps (IWM)
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