US equities opened a little shaky - with a new cycle low of sp'1878, but then surged, building powerful gains, sp +31pts @ 1921 (intra high 1934). The two leaders - Trans/R2K, settled higher by 1.2% and 1.5% respectively. Near term outlook offers the 1956/80 zone, along with VIX back under the key 20 threshold.
*it is notable that the R2K broke under the giant psy' threshold of 1000, for the first time since July 2013. Regardless of a short term bounce into late Jan', the 800s look due by May/June.
Suffice to add, opening shaky gains, but then building solid gains into the mid afternoon. There was a touch of cooling in the closing hour, but further gains look due into next week.
Best guess.. sp'1956/80...then breaking powerfully lower into the 1750/25 zone.
Update from Riley
a little more later...