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Russell 2000 ETF forms bearish engulfing as MACD turns down

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With a strong open Thursday morning and a sharp move lower in the afternoon, the Russell 2000 ETF has a bearish engulfing pattern working on the day. The bulls started in control, but the bears clearly took control in the afternoon. Also notice that the MACD-Histogram turned negative three days ago, indicating that MACD moved below its signal line.

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About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com. Focusing predominantly on US equities and ETFs, his systematic approach of identifying trend, finding signals within the trend, and setting key price levels has made him an esteemed market technician. Arthur has written articles for numerous financial publications including Barrons and Stocks & Commodities Magazine. In addition to his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, he holds an MBA from the Cass Business School at City University in London. Learn More
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