The 60 minute IWM chart shows that prices gapped higher yesterday. This is technically good, but notice (again) the lack of follow through. Prices gapped and then stopped.
The daily chart shows the remarkable lack of strong bars over the last week and a half. Most bars have very small bodies and small shadows. There is simply no conviction in the market.
In fact, the QQQs gapped higher and then moved lower throughout the session. Notice that prices closed near the low of the day -- not the high. This is not a sign of strength.
And while the SPYs have technically broken out, I've circled the price clusters the index has formed. Instead of making a strong move through resistance on heavy volume, prices moved higher and then moved sideways for about a week (the first circled area). Then prices gapped higher and formed a second price cluster.
And notice that various sectors of the market are suffering from the same weak conditions.
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The Bonddad Economic History Project
At the beginning of 2012, I decided to start looking at the actual, statistical history of the US economy starting in 1950. The reason is simple: to find out what really happened. So, when you see title of a post that begins with a year such as 1957, followed by "employment" or "Fed policy: you know what it's for. You can also access the information by typing in BE for Bonddad econ and a year to find information on a particular year.
Here is a link to pages that contain links to all the posts on the years listed.