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Defensive Sectors Run out of Gas

The S&P 500 ETF (SPY) surged to new highs in May, but the defensive sectors did not go along for the ride. The CandeGlance charts below show the Healthcare SPDR (XLV), Consumer Staples SPDR (XLP) and Utilities SPDR (XLU) peaking in late April. XLP and XLV have traded flat, while XLU declined below its 20-day moving average.

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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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