Russell 2000 Leads the Way for Technical Analysts

Chris Vermeulen  |

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The Russell 2000 continues to deliver critical technical and longer-term price patterns for skilled technicians. The iShares Russell 2000 ETF  (IWM) is an easy way to participate, and combining the IWM chart with the Transportation Index, Oil, Gold and others provides a very clear picture of what to expect in the immediate future.

Recently, we posted a research article about the Head-and-Shoulders pattern setting up in the $INDU. Again, the IWM chart is also showing a very clear Head-and-Shoulders pattern with critical resistance near $159.50 and support near $144.25. Our researchers, at Technical Traders Ltd., believe this right shoulder will prompt a downside market move towards support near $144.25 before a downward sloping wedge pattern sets up. This first downward price leg will set up a congesting wedge formation that will, eventually, break to the upside and drive market prices higher.

We authored a research article about this pattern setup on February 17, 2019. You can read it here.

Skilled traders watch all the charts to assist them in identifying characteristics that can help in understanding price moves, key support/resistance levels and price patterns. This IWM chart should be on everyone's radar at the moment. Where the IWM finds support, so, too, will the other US stock market indexes.


The IWM setup indicates we may only see a 5~7% downside price swing before support is found. We'll have to watch how this plays out over the next few weeks/months to determine if the $144.25 level is true support or if the lower $137.00 level will become support. Either way, the downside price swing appears poised to unfold over the next few days/weeks – so be prepared.

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Chris Vermeulen

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Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 150.38 1.23 0.82 13,794,625



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