Transports And Small Caps Lead Market Direction

The Economic Modern Family members are all in a bullish phase with transportation (IYT) leading the charge.

A rundown of each member shows Russell 2000 (IWM) putting in some consolidation over Mondays low of 223.40.

Watching IWM instead of larger indices, like the S&P 500 is a better way to grasp the overall market recovery, as IWM represents 2000 small cap companies, while the S&P 500 represents only 500 large cap companies.

Even the Dow Jones (DIA) only accounts for 30 large cap companies.

Moving on to transportation or the demand side of the economy, IYT started the week off with a small range day Monday, but held its ground, proving its stability over the 50-day moving average at 223.61.

Friday was a pivotal day for IYT, which broke to new weekly highs. Furthermore, IYT is close to all-time highs at 232.97.

XRT, or Granny Retail, has also done some consolidative work between $75 to $80. Her return to normalcy after a price move up to almost $100 on 1/28 makes trading securities/stocks in this sector much easier.

When trading, it is important to look at risk vs reward, but with crazy price action as seen in the retail space, it can be tough to plan those levels out in a trade.

Next comes Regional Banks (KRE), who has been holding new support at $60. Knock on wood! If KRE continues upwards its next test comes from resistance around $63-66 area. This resistance was created from highs going back to 2018.

Next, we have Brother Biotech (IBB) who sits between support at the 168 area and highs at 174.04.

Then Sister Semiconductors (SMH), who yet again made new all-time highs Friday.

Considering how popular new tech issues have become this year and from the surge in resources needed for crypto currency mining, the SMH sector looks perfectly positioned for the upcoming year

S&P 500 (SPY) New highs. 385 support.

Russell 2000 (IWM) Inside day. Support 218

Dow (DIA) 312 support area.

Nasdaq (QQQNew highs. 330 support area.

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