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Consumer Discretionary On the Verge of Crossing Over Into The Leading Quadrant on RRG

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The RRG chart above shows the relative position for US sectors based on last Friday's close.

The sector that stands out most at the moment, at least for me, is Consumer Discretionary. After initially rolling over inside the improving quadrant, this sector "hooked" back on track during the second half of the week.

These "hooks" are simply clockwise rotations that went so fast that they do not show up on this particular timeframe. This is a daily chart, the shortest that we can run here on StockCharts.com; we would need to go to hourly or 30-minute charts to see the rotational pattern showing up again.

The good news is that the rotation is going in a positive direction and the Consumer Discretionary sector is gaining on both axes. As of last Friday's close, the sector is on the verge of crossing over into the leading quadrant.

This rotational pattern makes it the sector to watch for this week.

The price pattern developing since June can be seen as an ascending triangle. Three subsequent higher lows and two peaks around the same level indicate that sellers are present in the range between $123-124, while buyers are coming in at higher levels each time. This shows a rising support line, connecting these three lows.

The dashed lines are connecting the extremes while the solid lines are connecting the more solid lows. This goes for the overhead resistance as well. The RS-Line is breaking above its previous high after a small consolidation and now seems ready to push further.

All in all, things are looking good for Discretionary stocks this week and, unless major things happen today, we'll be having a look at this sector in tomorrow's Sector Spotlight show.

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-Julius


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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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