Small Cap Stocks Testing Important Breakout Resistance

Stocks continue to show strength into 2024. And one index that has been a laggard appears to be perking up.

The small cap Russell 2000.

When small caps begin to outperform, it’s often an indicator that investors are taking more risk on. And this would be a welcome addition.

Currently, the Russell 2000 is trading at important breakout resistance but needs to see a buying surge that sticks. Let’s look at the chart.

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$IWM Russell 2000 ETF Chart

Looking at the chart below, I have a few macro takeaways. First, the price pattern looks like a bullish cup with handle. This would be triggered by a strong breakout here. Second, all 3 major moving averages are rising. This is a bullish intermediate term indicator (and short-term if we see a breakout here). The last note is my only concern that I’m watching: the potential of a rising triangle wedge. As long as price stays above the 50-day moving average (roughly in line with up-trend line), bulls are in control.

iwm russell 2000 etf trading breakout new highs chart march 28 2024

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