Market Extra: 7 signs the stock market is ready to run smack into a wall

The stock market’s relentless rally to records may soon be facing a key test.

A number of indicators point to a steady, halting deterioration of some of the factors that have helped Wall Street equities score a steady stream of all-time highs.

Peek beneath the hood of the action, and market technicians point to some unsightly problems within the market’s machinery.

Here are a few:

1). Russell 2000 falls into downtrend
Source: FactSet

The small-cap oriented Russell 2000 index RUT, -0.08% on Thursday fell below its widely-watched 200-day moving average for the first time since June 29, 2016, or about 14 months.

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