RRG Charts

January 2019

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Breaking Down The Bloomberg Commodity Index Family On RRG

by Julius de Kempenaer

In this article, we are going to take a look at commodities using Relative Rotation Graphs and the Bloomberg commodity index family. When possible, I prefer to use data-sets that come from the same family and creating a "closed universe." This is a universe where all securities on the RRG together make up the benchmark that is used for comparison. For the US sectors, we often use the 11 SPDR ETFs and compare them against SPY. All these ETFs together make up SPY. For commodities, we can achieve a similar setup by using the Bloomberg commodity index family Read More 

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Defensive Sectors Starting Positive Rotations Again On Daily Relative Rotation Graphs

by Julius de Kempenaer

The Relative Rotation Graph for US sectors is showing a split picture. On the right, we have Utilities, Real-Estate, Consumer Staples and Healthcare. With the exception of Real-Estate maybe, these are generally accepted as "defensive" sectors. All other sectors (7) are positioned to the left of the benchmark (SPY). Not only is this universe split in terms of Jdk RS-Ratio level, but it is also split in terms of RRG-Heading. All sectors at the right-hand side of the graph are heading lower, primarily on the Jdk RS-Momentum axis and less so in terms of RS-Ratio Read More 

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SPY Arrived In "Trouble Territory"

by Julius de Kempenaer

After the sharp sell-off in Q4 of last year, the market (SPY) started to recover from its lows near 235. And IMHO it is still a "recovery" before turning down again as opposed to a "turnaround" back up. This weekly chart above clearly shows that the rhythm of lower highs followed by lower lows is still in play and for a turnaround to become a possibility we need, at the minimum a first higher low, i.e., above 235 or a new high, i.e., above 280, to be put into place.  Either possibility will take both time and strength. For the time Read More 

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Relative Rotation Graphs And Factor ETFs

by Julius de Kempenaer

It's Friday morning in Amsterdam and I just dropped my daughter off at school. On the way to my office, I usually stop at the local Coffee Company for a cappuccino and reading some, market-related, news, blogs etc. For some reason, I noticed a lot of talk and articles on factor investing, factor ETFs, factors that drive markets. Pretty much "factors" all over the place. While looking out of the window, yes it was a rainy day, I was thinking about a way to use Relative Rotation Graphs in combination with "factors". My thought was/is that "factors" Read More