The Canadian market has been soaring as of late; the upward move has been very broad, with all the sectors participating. Oil, Railways, Banks, Industrial Metals, Financials, Utilities, Pipelines - it's been a great move and it looks set to continue. Enbridge is breaking out to new 52-week highs this week, TransCanada is making a big move this week and Pembina Pipeline is surging with 18-month highs in relative strength compared to the $SPX. Pembina is shown below.
Canadian Crude continues to push higher. That definitely helps the industry with financial stress. CCX.TO tracks the price of Western Canada Select. The price shown is for the ETF, not the cash value of the Canadian oil. This chart shows the trend of the pricing.
The Banks are enjoying this rally as well. Below, you can see RY.TO is charging ahead.
In terms of mining industrial metals, some charts are surging. This chart of Teck Resources suggests things just getting start as it moves above the 40-week moving average. Note the higher lows in November and December, which are opposite from the indexes.
A lot of charts are changing this week. If you are looking for some positive areas of the market to investigate, I would strongly encourage you to look at my Weekend Wrap!
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Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA
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