During various recovery spurts, the one thing that has been consistently lacking in this market has been breadth. A handful of AI superhero stocks cannot carry the market forever. Since making its recent lows in the 4,120s at the end of October, the S&P 500 has bounced back strongly. Are we finally seeing signals of better breadth, at least on a short-term basis? One month ago, just 33% of US stocks were trading above their 20-day simple moving average (SMA) trendline. That percentage has moved up to 65%. Short-term SMAs can be unreliable and tend to flap like a pennant in the breeze based on the market mood. While the 20-day breadth trend is encouraging, the market has a long way to go before establishing sufficient longterm breadth to signal that this advance has staying power.