There’s been a lot of talk about “resistance” levels in the markets. We checked in with Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Strategy at Barclays Capital told us what’s going on.
Q: What’s going on with the resistance levels?
A: Many of the leading EM markets that led the way to the topside last year have already topped out and are in corrective mode already. As for the US, we are watching a few things over the next month.
The first is the Russell Indices. The Russell 2000 (small caps) has been outperforming the Russell 1000 (large caps) for the better part of 2 years. As such, small caps are only 5% away from their all time high and this is likely to be a market pivot near 850. By way of contrast, the Russell 1000, like the S&P or DJIA for example, is still 14%-16% away from its all time highs.