Will the RTY Downtrend Continue?

The Russell 2000 (RTY) futures market looks set for continued bearish movement.

This index, which tracks the performance of small-cap stocks, has been stuck in a down trend for the last two weeks.

However, it is still at a low price. If it can make it back to the downtrend line, that could be a good place to start looking for more downside.

So, let’s take a look at the vulnerable RTY market and see how a bear trade might set up down the road…

Return to the Downtrend Line?

Here’s how we see the market shaping up for the Russell 2000 Index futures contract…

Russell 2000 Futures Contract (RTY) Price and Technical Analysis – Source: TradingView

The RTY hourly time frame is in a down trend. The market is making lower lows and lower highs.

Entry: Counter trend line break bearish near the downtrend line.

Stop: In the buy zone above the entry.

Limit: 1,813.90

Once or if the market gives the entry, it will be a good idea to turn to the five minute time frame and look for Tunnel Trader / Destination Trader / Chandelier Trader short ideas towards the one hour down Fibonacci price target 1,813.90.

The Bottom Line

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Josh Martinez

Josh Martinez

Josh Martinez is an elite Analyst who’s been actively trading the financial markets since 2011. He’s known as one the leading innovative traders in this industry due to his his cutting-edge strategies.

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