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RRG Shows a Clear Winner for Growth vs. Value


Daily RRG showing Growth vs. Value relationship

Relative Rotation Graphs enable us to see beyond sectors or individual stock rotations; they can also be used to visualize differently-sorted market segments.

The RRG above illustrates growth vs. value stocks, a measure that often is also used to gauge the direction for the general market. In general, growth will do well/better when the market is going up while value does well/better when the market is going down.

The default RRG that is available from the drop-down list on the RRG page only shows the DJ US Growth index and DJ US Value index on an RRG, with the DJ Global Index as the benchmark. In order to make this more actionable, I have added two tradable ETFs to the image above.

There are plenty of ETFs that can be used to create exposure to either Growth or Value stocks. A few that spring to mind are:

  • Growth: IWF,IVW,IWO,SPYG

For this example, I picked IVE and IVW to overlay on the pre-defined image.

The tails for the growth index/ETF are pretty much on top of each other. The tails for the value index/ETF are slightly separated. But what is most important is that the tails on the ETFs are traveling in the same direction as the indexes.

The chart below shows:

  • IVW price
  • IVW relative to $DJW
  • IVE price
  • IVE relative to $DJW
  • IVE relative to IVW

The rotations on this Relative Rotation Graph, in combination with the price and above RRGs, suggest a clear outperformance for Growth (IVW) over Value (IVE) in coming weeks.


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Julius de Kempenaer

Senior Technical Analyst,

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 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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