S&P 500 index cleared its historical high level at 1,580 levels. U.S. equities have clearly outperformed the rest of the global equity markets. So far so good… But without Japan, Europe and UK how far can the positive trend in equities reach? Long-term charts show that Stoxx 50, Nikkei 225 and FTSE 100 indices have reached strong long-term resistance levels. Only after a breakout above these long-term resistances will global equities have more fuel to resume their long-term uptrend. Failure to breakout from these consolidations in the following months can be negative for equity markets.