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Here Is Another Sector Breaking To New Highs!


Today, I posted a Relative Rotation Graph for US sectors on my Twitter and Instagram feeds highlighting the clear split between some sectors now visible on the daily timeframe. One of these sectors is Industrials, which is traveling deeper into the leading quadrant at a stable, almost horizontal, relative momentum.

Here is the RRG that I posted. You can see the split between Industrials, Financials and Energy on one side (leading) and Real Estate, Staples and Utilities on the other side (lagging)

Zooming in on the chart for Industrials (top chart), it can be seen that this sector is trying hard to remain above the former resistance level (around $78.65), which it broke last week.

Last Friday, XLI closed at $79.35, and this week the sector is trying to hold up. The break is not super-convincing yet, but things are looking good. If we can hold up above the level of these former highs, the market is sending us a message that supply is drying up there and that any new impulse could trigger an acceleration and further rise for this sector.

From a relative point of view, the RS-Line has bounced off a horizontal support level and could now go for a test of the upper boundary of the range, which is visible in that chart (middle pane).

The RRG-Lines are picking up on this improvement, with Jdk RS-Momentum crawling above 100 on the weekly scale and the JdK RS-ratio starting to curl upward. This positions XLI inside the improving quadrant on the weekly RRG at a mildly positive RRG-Heading, and it has just turned into the 0-90 degree angle.

I am certainly going to watch the development and the relationship between the current strength on the daily RRG and the emerging strength on the weekly plot. The break to new highs in price is likely to impact the relative move in a positive way.


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Julius de Kempenaer

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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 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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