Be Wary of the False Break

by Gary Glover

Our index has rallied hard over the past fortnight to retest the previous swing high in October.  Historically after a deeper than normal pullback our market likes to go then back and retest the highs and make marginal new highs.
The speed of this current rally is not unusual, look at end of 2009, 2nd quarter of 2010, 2nd quarter of 2011 and 2nd quarter of 2012.  All these rallies were fast explosive rallies that ended in a false break and a strong reaction to the downside.
We need to be very cautious here, a bearish reversal and a false break of the high will be confirmation that a corrective process could be underway.


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