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Ross Stores (ROST) Leaves The Roost

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The Consumer Cyclicals have been spiralling into the leading zone on the RRG charts. The stocks have been surging. Arthur Hill and I have been pointing to Consumer Cyclicals since mid July. Home Depot (HD) broke out last week and Arthur covered it in the Market Message to subscribers yesterday Arthur Hill's Market Message.  ROSS Stores (ROST) is snapping a major downtrend line that bottom fishers might be interested in. It is also surging compared to the S&P 500 shown in purple (SPURS), the red area chart shows it breaking out compared to the Consumer Cyclical sector , and the green area shows it starting to outperform the industry group.  The SCTR ranking is still a lowly 46 so that is mediocre at best. 

With the break of the big downtrend but still below the 200 DMA, is has work to do. However, If you follow Dr. Elder's work the candle colour has to be blue or green on the weekly. It turned green again today and has been oscillating between green and blue for 4 weeks now.

You can also see the weekly MACD gave the first positive cross since the same time last year!   Without a doubt, there is lots of positive price action in the Consumer Cyclicals sector.

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Greg Schnell, CMT

Greg Schnell
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. He is also the co-author of Stock Charts For Dummies (Wiley, 2018). Based in Calgary, Greg is a board member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA) and the chairman of the CSTA Calgary chapter. He is an active member of both the CMT Association and the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Learn More
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