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May 18, 2018 | Has Henny Penny seen the small caps lately?

Rick Ackerman

Rick Ackerman is the editor of Rick’s Picks, an online service geared to traders of stocks, options, index futures and commodities. His detailed trading strategies have appeared since the early 1990s in Black Box Forecasts, a newsletter he founded that originally was geared to professional option traders. Barron’s once labeled him an “intrepid trader” in a headline that alluded to his key role in solving a notorious pill-tampering case. He received a $200,000 reward when a conviction resulted, and the story was retold on TV’s FBI: The Untold Story. His professional background includes 12 years as a market maker in the pits of the Pacific Coast Exchange, three as an investigator with renowned San Francisco private eye Hal Lipset, seven as a reporter and newspaper editor, three as a columnist for the Sunday San Francisco Examiner, and two decades as a contributor to publications ranging from Barron’s to The Antiquarian Bookman to Fleet Street Letter and Utne Reader.

Henny Penny or more commonly called Chicken Little in the U.S. is a folk tale about a chicken that believes the sky is falling when an acorn lands on its head. That’s what I see when I turn on television everyday. Just one Henny Penny after another proclaiming the end of the bull market. The only problem is Henny Penny hasn’t been paying attention to the Russell 2000 which this week broke out to new all time highs. There are a pair of P2 and d targets (1658.15 and 1637.49 respectively) directly above which we can use to gauge the strength of this market. Whether we get a tiny overshoot or a miss of each target will provide us with a wealth of information as to the state of this bull market.  At the end of the folk tale Henny Penny and all the other animals that follow Henny Penny are invited into a lair by a fox and all of them are eaten.

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May 18th, 2018

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