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Sept. 13, 2017, 11:54 a.m. EDT

Charting a slow-motion September breakout, major U.S. benchmarks press record highs

Focus: Retail sector clears trendline resistance, Materials tag all-time highs, XRT, XLB, LOW, CE, BLUE, CBAY

By Michael Ashbaugh, MarketWatch

The major U.S. benchmarks’ latest slow-motion 2017 breakout attempt is technically underway.

Consider that the S&P 500 has edged to uncharted territory this week — reaching all-time highs — while the Dow industrials and Nasdaq Composite have registered nominal record closes , without truly breaking out.

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