Tech Sector Breaks Away from the Pack


There is the tech sector, and then there is the rest of the stock market. It is not that bad, but the tech sector is clearly head and shoulders above the other sectors. This is true with the Technology SPDR (XLK) and the EW Technology ETF (RYT). The first SharpChart shows the nine sector SPDRs in performance mode. Since May, XLK is up the most, by far. XLK accounts for around 21% of the S&P 500 and this is clearly helping the broader market. 

The second chart shows the nine equal-weight sectors to prove that this is not just a large-cap affair. The EW Technology ETF (RYT) is up a whopping 14.79% since May and this is around triple the second place sector, which is the EW Healthcare ETF (RYH). Despite second place, RYH is still up a respectable 4.72% the last four and a half months. Note that the technology sector accounts for around 14% of the EW S&P 500 ETF (RSP). 

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--Arthur Hill CMT

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Arthur Hill
About the author: , CMT, is the Chief Technical Strategist at Focusing predominantly on US equities and ETFs, his systematic approach of identifying trend, finding signals within the trend, and setting key price levels has made him an esteemed market technician. Arthur has written articles for numerous financial publications including Barrons and Stocks & Commodities Magazine. In addition to his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, he holds an MBA from the Cass Business School at City University in London. Learn More
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