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Bullish on Small Caps

In early October, I pointed out that the Russell 2000 (IWM or $RUT) could be forming a bullish butterfly pattern, having found buyers off of the 20month SMA.  (See here

Well so far so good and I'm calling it's recent consolidation a bull "flag" due to no significant breakdown in the other three indexes, nor semiconductors.

Friday we saw banks and broker/dealers make a nice reversal higher after comments were made, that while the ECB is not easing "now", they will be preparing a QE plan for their January meeting.  The U.S. 10 year popped and the banks/brokers followed in suit.

Small caps also typically outperform large caps going into the end of the year.  While the stronger US dollar may weigh on them longer term, I still believe Santa will not leave them off his "nice list" this holiday season.

While much of the equity market is extended, banks still have room to run and I feel small caps will rip to the upside and I hope to see them lead.  My next $RUT target $1300.  Stop below the 200d. 

Conversely if you can grab VIX below $11, it is almost too tempting to pass up.  It's extremely cheap protection............just food for thought.

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