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Traders watching these clues for a market breakout

by Evelyn Cheng

In the limbo ahead of the week’s big events, traders will watch oil prices and S&P 500 price action Tuesday as signals on future gains.

The area between 2,175 and 2,180 is a significant indicator on whether the S&P 500 can break higher, according to John Kosar, chief market strategist at Asbury Research. On the downside, he’s watching 2,142 as support.

“Traders feel safe inside these parameters,” he said. “Once you get outside the parameters, you’re taking a directional bet for the very near term.”

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