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A Failed Breakout and Island Reversal for MDY

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With a gap down and sharp decline the last two days, the S&P MidCap 400 SPDR (MDY) failed to hold the resistance breakouts around 160. Also notice that the ETF formed an island reversal, Last Thursday’s gap was countered by today’s gap to create a three-day  price island.

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Arthur Hill
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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