Technology & Energy Sectors Are Hot – Are You Missing Out?

We have seen some really big moves in various S&P sectors over the past 60 or so days, and these trends look like they may continue for a while. Near the end of 2020, specifically in October and November, the markets seemed to stall a bit before the US elections, but they have really started to trend much higher.

Technology and Energy seem to be leading the charge in some respects. The most important thing for traders is to find decent breakout trends in stocks and sectors that have a real potential for strong continued trending. When we find these types of longer-term trends, we can scale in and out of the typical up/down price trends over time to generate some incredible returns.

Technology Heating Up Again

The move in the IXN Global Technology ETF, which is charted below, looks like it is starting to accelerate higher. It has already moved +17% over the past 60+ days, but there is a real potential that global investors are starting to pile back into technology ahead of the Q4 2020 earnings reports. This may prove to be one of the hottest sectors in 2021 – so keep an eye on this new breakout rally.

Energy and Exploration Setting Up for Another Move Higher

One of the biggest movers over the past few months has been the recovery of the Oil/Gas/Energy sector after quite a bit of sideways/lower price trending. You can see from this XOP chart, below, a 44% upside price rally has taken place since early November, and XOP has recently rotated moderately downward – setting up another potential trade setup if this rally continues. 

As many traders know, the trend is your friend. Another upside price swing in the XOP, possibly above $72, would suggest this rally mode is continuing.

Recently, we published a research article suggesting a lower US Dollar would prompt major sector rotations in the US and global markets. In the text we highlighted the fact that the Materials, Industrials, Technology, and Discretionary sectors had been the hottest sectors of the past 180 days, but the Energy, Financials, Materials, and Industrials had shown the best strength over the past 90 days. 

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Flat Broke 4 weeks ago Member's comment

Yes, sadly millions of us have lost our income due to Covid and are missing out on these rallies.