Don't Ignore This Chart!

One A In FAANG Just Turned Back towards the Leading Quadrant


The Relative Rotation Graph shows the FAANG stocks against $NDX on a daily basis. The strong move of GOOG is evident and tracks the recent break of resistance.

Out of these five stocks, four are at the right-hand side of the graph, indicating a relative uptrend against the Nasdaq 100 index.

NFLX is the only one on the left and inside the lagging quadrant, moving deeper into it at an RRG-Heading of almost 270 degrees suggesting that this is the stock to avoid in this universe.

AMZN is entering the leading quadrant but at a heading that has already rotated beyond 90 degrees which means that the relative uptrend has already started to lose power.

FB rotated into the leading quadrant a few days ago but has trouble breaking overhead resistance on both the price- and relative charts which causes the stock to roll over and lose relative power.

Of all five stocks in the FAANG universe, there is now only one that is rotating at a strong RRG-Heading, between 0-90 degrees.

Apple Inc. - AAPL

After having spent February inside a narrow trading range, AAPL jumped higher and confirmed that the rhythm of higher highs and higher lows that emerged out of the low that was set at the start of the new year is still in play.

The next challenge for AAPL is the overhead resistance at $185 where the stock is currently trading. A break higher will very likely ignite a further rally which can go as far as $195 where the rising resistance line resides that marks the upper boundary of the channel.

Additional strength for this stock lies in the fact that there is enough room to the downside to breathe without breaking the current positive structure.

The relative perspective, finally, also adds a positive note as the raw RS-Line is breaking above horizontal resistance which pushes the RS-Momentum line back above 100 and AAPL back into the leading quadrant.


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About the author: is the creator of Relative Rotation Graphs™. This unique method to visualize relative strength within a universe of securities was first launched on Bloomberg professional services terminals in January of 2011 and was released on in July of 2014. After graduating from the Dutch Royal Military Academy, Julius served in the Dutch Air Force in multiple officer ranks. He retired from the military as a captain in 1990 to enter the financial industry as a portfolio manager for Equity & Law (now part of AXA Investment Managers). Learn More
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