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An early bounce has helped to restore some measure of positivity among indices, although the weak finish to last week casts a long shadow.
Breadth continues to recover, albeit slowly, providing some hope that the dip buyers are back in action.
The put/call ratio has dropped back slightly, which can indicate that a move higher in price is on the way. A drop in investor bearishness is often a good sign, so this indicator bears watching in coming days.