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Powerful Technical Set-Up for Q's


Yesterday's weakness in the PowerShares QQQ Trust (NASDAQ: QQQQ) filled the up-gap left behind on last Thursday at the 31.95 open, and then reversed to the upside into a strong close. This morning's early strength continued yesterday's late rally, which now appears to represent the start of a new upleg in the aftermath of a retest of last week's upside breakout from a multi-month bottom pattern. Let's watch the action in the Q's very closely now because based purely on the developing pattern, the bulls have a VERY POWERFUL technical set-up that could trigger a panic-like climb towards a test of the sharply declining 200 DMA, now at 34.76. In other words, a 5%-6% up-spike COULD be directly ahead, and likely will conclude the Mar.-Apr. upmove. Conversely, failure of the Q's to hurdle and sustain the 4/13 high at 33.07 followed by a break of key support at 31.80/70 will argue that the initial attempt to break out of the big bottom pattern has failed- and has left behind a nasty Bull Trap.

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