The heavier loss in the Russell 2000 translated into a relative gain for the S&P, despite the loss in the index. Selling volume was also well below yesterday's buying. Upcoming losses in the S&P should come in lighter than respective losses in the Russell 2000.
The Nasdaq also experienced a modest loss, but is still range bound. The Nasdaq was the first index to touch 20-day MA support, and the first to trigger an On-Balance-Volume 'sell'. There was also a MACD trigger 'sell'. This suggests the mini-breakout from January will fail, and the index will retest the sizable breakout gap.
For Thursday, look for some follow through selling, with the Russell 2000 likely to lead markets lower. The Nasdaq may offer shorts the best opportunity for a trade as each of the mini-breakouts fail.
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