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Technical analyst Katie Stockton: The market retest of February correction is ‘actually a positive’

The trade in’s recent sharp losses are healthy, and stocks are still in a bull make available, technical strategist Katie Stockton told CNBC on Friday.

“It’s not again that you see the S&P 500 gap down in the way that it did,” said Stockton, founder and direct partner at Fairlead Strategies. “To me, it’s actually a positive.”

Stocks sold off on Thursday, pressured by disquiets of a potential U.S.-China trade war and a decline in tech shares. The Dow Jones industrial run-of-the-mill closed down more than 700 points after in a word dipping into correction territory. The S&P 500 closed below its 100-day heart-rending average for the first time since early February.

Stockton, a ancient BTIG strategist,told CNBC that stocks needed “a bit varied of a shakeout … to see the correction phase mature.” Stocks had sold off in inappropriate February and eventually bottomed out on Feb. 8 on a closing basis, briefly pitch into 10 percent correction territory.

Thursday’s market cease was “the retest process,” she told “Squawk Box,” adding that the S&P 500’s 200-day heart-rending average of 2585.49 is still intact. “For the first time, we have an oversold working order this month and the last time we had that was at the February lows.”

Jeremy Zirin, belfry of investment strategy at UBS Wealth Management Research, told CNBC that President Donald Trump’s spot Thursday on tariffs on up to $60 billion in Chinese imports didn’t appear that bad.

“The economic impact of [the tariffs] is less than one-tenth of 1 percent,” Zirin commanded “Squawk Box.”

“It’s actually pretty bullish what we heard yesterday,” he combined. “If you look at the steel and aluminum tariffs as a template, things got watered down and then scaled master b crush. So, if you look at the whole economic backdrop, still a very good profit force.”

Jason Trennert, chairman of Strategas Research Partners, told CNBC he was being prudent because of other factors happening in the market, including Facebook’s late-model data leak scandal.

However, “I’m not sure I would be running approximately with my hair on fire either,” he said. “These are things that are flourishing to be a process.”

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