“You could get a pull back to 2,550 to 2,600, and that may be all you need,” said Strategas Research technical analyst Todd Sohn. “I do like what I’m seeing. It’s important to remember the S&P is up 17 percent over 32 trading days. It’s a really good run, and I don’t want to stand in front of it, but at some point, it’s going to need to pause for more than two or three days.”
One other key indicator according to Robert Sluymer, technical analyst at Fundstrat, is the recent reversal in the Shanghai stock market. It could be the telltale sign for a global recovery after the two largest economies are regaining their footing in the markets.
“All the stuff that rolled over at the beginning of 2018, one by one, are showing evidence of bottoming. Semiconductors in the fourth quarter, and we saw housing bottom in October and November. We saw the market bottom in December, and we saw a general rebound in almost everything, primarily growth and cyclical stocks,” said Sluymer. “‘We see general improvements taking hold, with China being one of the last market indexes to have reversed its 2018 downtrend.”
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