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S&P 2000 - Is a New Bull Closer Than You Think?

On Friday investors started to worry that the advance in the market may be sputtering out in a big way.

The S&P 500 dipped below the psychologically important 1,400 level for the first time in two weeks, though it bounced back mid-day.

The index, however, remains on track for its first weekly decline in seven weeks.

But if you’re knee jerk reaction is to run for the exits, you might want to have your knees checked.

Piper Jaffray technical analyst Craig Johnson tells us the rally has legs – long legs. “We think a new bull market is closer at hand than many others think. Here’s why:

- Financials are starting to engage
- Technology stocks start to break out
- Quality stocks are leading the way – secondary and speculative stocks should then follow
- Housing sector starting to work

Over the next 6 months Johnson sees the S&P trading at 1550.

But the rally doesn't end there. Find out when he thinks the S&P prints 2000 in the video above.

Posted by CNBC's Lee Brodie

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