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S&P and NASDAQ are Up 5 Consecutive Months. Russell is up 6 Months. What’s Next

Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2018 Aug 24, 2018 - 03:09 PM GMT

By: Troy_Bombardia

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With a little more than 1 week left in August, it looks like the S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Russell 2000 will all close higher this month vs. the previous month. In other words, unless the stock market makes a downwards reversal next week, the S&P and NASDAQ will be up 5 months in a row while the Russell will be up 6 months in a row.


Here’s what happens next (historically) when the S&P goes up 5 consecutive months.

Here’s what happens next (historically) when the NASDAQ goes up 5 consecutive months.

Here’s what happens next (historically) when the Russell 2000 goes up 6 consecutive months.

 

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Conclusion

As you can see, the S&P 500 going up 5 months in a row is a sign of extreme strength in the U.S. stock market. Even though the stock market might make a short term pullback and break the winning streak, strength usually begets more strength in the medium-long term.

Another interesting point is that while the Russell and NASDAQ have been leading the S&P 500 year-to-date, that might start to change over the next 12 months. The Russell and NASDAQ might start to lag, which means that Dow will start to lead. This is called sector/index rotation.

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By Troy Bombardia

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I’m Troy Bombardia, the author behind BullMarkets.co. I used to run a hedge fund, but closed it due to a major health scare. I am now enjoying life and simply investing/trading my own account. I focus on long term performance and ignore short term performance.

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