Encouraging Signs for a big Biotech ETF

Rich Ross of Evercore ISI said regarding IBB “an ascending triangle that has formed on the chart. “This tends to be a bullish continuation pattern to the upside,” he said. This type of pattern often emerges when a stock in an uptrend consolidates, the idea is that there could be a breakout above previous resistance,” reports CNBC.

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“The second pattern Ross noted was a “textbook” cup and handle within that ascending triangle. This type of pattern forms during a period of consolidation against a broader backdrop of a strong base of support,” according to CNBC.

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