The London Financial Times Index ($FTSE) had sideways consolidated for 17 years after topping back in 2000. That consolidation period has ended in a big way in 2017 and this index appears poised for a very significant rise. Despite how you might feel about Brexit, the market has casted its vote rather bullishly and I'm looking for the breakout to result in a lengthy uptrend - perhaps for several years. Here's the chart:
So long as monthly closes continue to hold the rising 20 month EMA, currently at 6785, I'd view the long side as the only side to be on with respect to the FTSE.
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