Long, sideways ranges breakout into long, strong trends. Earlier the consolidation happened in a larger downtrend so it was likely to breakout lower, which it did. Now, we've got a long sideways consolidation that will breakout and its likely to breakout to the upside since its in a long-term uptrend. And notice that the massive wave of sellers have been washed out of the investment (red box). So its even easier for the buyers to retain control. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/maven-user-photos/seanhyman/technical-analysis/IOSU6hIfr0e_ddd3b0bprg/iU5SHO3H6kOmqcDPQUAwSw