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Strong Rotation For Technology Amid Shift To More Offensive Sectors

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When I opened up the Relative Rotation Graph for US sectors (weekly version), the position and the current rotation for the Technology sector caught my attention.

If you are a regular reader of articles you will know that my default time frame is weekly. On that weekly RRG, XLK is positioned inside the weakening quadrant and is the highest ranking sector on the RS-Ratio scale. But what is the most interesting is that the tail has started to curl back up again, pointing towards the leading quadrant. These are usually bullish (relative) rotations as they signal the start of a second (or third, etc.) leg of an already rising relative trend.


Shifting from Weekly to Daily

Next, I shifted from the weekly RRG to the daily, resulting in the chart at the top of the article.

The rotation here fully backs up the development that we see on the weekly RRG. The tail for XLK rotated from leading into weakening for a short period of time, then started accelerating back into the leading quadrant.

These developments are also clearly seen on the price chart for XLK in combination with Relative Strength and RRG-Lines. The RS-Lines just broke to new highs after a short sideways move, unlocking new relative upside potential. The RRG-Lines put XLK into the leading quadrant in mid-June, when the JdK RS-Ratio line followed RS-Momentum above 100. The RS-Ratio line managed to hold up around 101, when RS-Momentum dipped below 100 for a brief period (causing the rotation through weakening on the RRG).

With the current rise of RS-Momentum back above 100, XLK is now back inside the leading quadrant and Relative Strength is firing on all cylinders!

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Julius de Kempenaer

Senior Technical Analyst, StockCharts.com

Creator, Relative Rotation Graphs

Founder, RRG Research


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Julius de Kempenaer
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 StockCharts.com 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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