RRG Charts

April 2019

RRG Charts

Mixed Rotations For Technology Stocks Inside The Dow - MSFT Comes Out On Top!

by Julius de Kempenaer

The Relative Rotation Graph shows the five technology stocks inside the DJ Industrials index, all of which are at the right-hand side of the RRG. This is not surprising, considering the strong rotation of the sector as a whole against the S&P 500 index. Despite the strength of the sector, however, there are a few big differences in the relative strength and the rotation of a few of these individual names. Intel Corp - INTC On the RRG above, INTC is crossing over into the weakening quadrant following a sharp rotation down three Read More 

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"Hooks" And One Sided Rotations On Relative Rotation Graphs

by Julius de Kempenaer

Last Thursday, 18 April, was the third Thursday of the month, my regularly scheduled guest appearance on MarketWatchers LIVE. As Tom Bowley was enjoying a well-deserved day off, it was just me and Erin on duty. It wasn't my first time co-hosting, but every time I fill in for either Erin or Tom, it makes me realize what a great job they do every day. Since I was filling in for Tom, I'd like to make a big shout-out to him for all he does on MWL - fantastic job buddy!!! Hope you had a good long Easter weekend!! My normal slot is "Breaking it Down with RRG," Read More 

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The 60/40 Balanced Portfolio Just Broke To New Highs - What About Stocks vs Bonds?

by Julius de Kempenaer

For asset allocation analysis, I generally use VBINX, a balanced index fund by Vanguard that holds 60% in stocks and 40% in a mix of different bonds. This balanced portfolio (total return basis) just broke to new highs this week. Meanwhile, neither stocks (SPY) or bonds (IEF) have accomplished that, not yet at least As we all know, it's hard to argue against markets that break to new highs. VBINX in an Uptrend The VBINX chart above shows a nice uptrend out of the 2009 low, marked by a rising Read More