There were some positive technical events Thursday.
Plus, quick looks at the presidential line of succession and at ongoing foot-dragging in Congress.
Suddenly, both sides realize that they have played politics and the people had noticed. Not those two from Tuesday night. Thankfully.
The indices are struggling to follow through to the upside, but the possibility of a stimulus deal is providing support.
Our latest look at the major equity indices and market data.
High-volume resistance levels typically require multiple attempts before being violated.
Traders who hope to catch another market pullback before buying could regret their inaction should stocks grind higher.
Friday's positive action did little to change the general cautionary landscape.
There are several reasons to believe the Russell 2000 will experience catch-up trading action in the near future.
Plus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin agree to talk stimulus turkey.