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The Financial ETF - Dissecting The Chart
XLF, the ETF for the big banks is a remarkably interesting looking chart.
Major Sector ETFs - Is The Music Over?
Retail XRT still sits above the 50-week moving average and the 200-DMA. The Russell 2000 IWM is under both the 50 and 200-WMAs but having an inside week thus far (inside last week’s trading range).
The Major Sector ETFs Act Tone Deaf
Retail XRT sits above the 50-week moving average but below the 200-week moving average. The Russell 2000 IWM is under both the 50 and 200-WMAs.
The Market Will Not Go Down Unless..
The death rate from COVID-19 spikes-not the number of cases. The dollar keeps falling while the yuan grows in demand. The civil unrest surges to the point of riots, hence unavoidable disruption.
The Elephant In The Market
QQQs may have filled the island gap, but it still has a reversal top from the high at 247.82.
Market - Is That The Best You Got?
The Russell 2000 IWM still remains below both the 50 and 200-week moving averages and is in a weekly bearish phase.
Let The Major Sector ETFs Be Your Guide
After the Fed announced that they will be buying corporate bonds, the market took off. We must go back to the stick in the mud, or Nasdaq 100 and its island top.
Did The Market Really Top?
On Friday, several distinct trading patterns emerged. Many instruments had inside days or traded within the range of Thursday’s trading range. Second, several instruments made new 60+ day lows on Thursday and some instruments simply outperformed.
WOOD - One Of The Best Lead Indicators
Lumber is a key input into construction which tends to increase in strong or improving economic conditions.
How Prodigal Is Our Prodigal Son Regional Banks?
The weekly chart shows that it cleared the resistance that goes back from 2018 lows. That makes 44.40 area support. The daily chart shows the gap up from last Friday. Monday, KRE closed higher again, rising by 3%.
What Does A Market Topping Pattern Look Like?
If the market were truly reflecting the times-civil unrest, potential for a second wave of the pandemic, an unemployment rate of more like 16%, then it would look like a piece of dead wood.
Volatility Index-Did It Bottom?
Should VIX close Friday above 26.42, the takeaway is that fear is returning and the recent mind-blowing move up in the market should prepare for a correction.
2 Blogs, 2 Reasons For Caution = Volatility Index
Just when the market is hitting euphoric conditions, any expansion of the protests, the violence or in the number of COVID-19 cases, could unravel the market quickly.
Are The Puppets Or The Puppeteers Pulling The Market’s Strings?
Currently, the market sees the riots as a one-off event, unlikely to persist for any length of time. However, if we look at the last time in US history we had similar unrest, we must look at the 1960s.
Major Sector ETFs - Time To Prune In June?
Since the price lows that were established in late March, it’s been easy pickings for so many areas of the market.
A Different Market Pattern
This week, with all the threats of the US retaliating against China due to Hong Kong, the market barely moved down.
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