The Momentum Stocks Falter

Even though the indices finally pulled back a bit, they still managed to cover up ugly action under the surface. Breadth ran about 1,550 gainers to 4,000 losers but the big-cap momentum stocks continued to struggle and the small-cap indices took a hit as well. The iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) was only down 1.35% but that was enough to wipe out nearly nine days of gains.

The Fed decision was unsurprising and gave us a little "sell the news" action, but dip-buyers didn't let things fall too far before they jumped in and that cut losses going into the close. The Fed is obviously on hold for a while but it isn't likely to be the driving force for the bulls that it once was....1151 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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