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Value to Growth Rotation is Slowing Down


The Big Growth to Value Rotation, which has been going on for months, seems to be slowing down. NOT REVERSING, yet, but slowing down!

In the RRG Long/Short baskets, we have IVE on the Long side and IVW on the Short side since September 2020. Looking at the RRG above, we can see that the tails for Growth and Value moved almost vertically from mid-January until the end of February. This was a move in favor of Growth, but only momentum-based. During that period, there was little or no movement on the horizontal JdK RS-Ratio axis.

The current pick-up in rotation favoring Growth has started to pick up strength on the RS-Ratio scale as well. Growth has now entered the improving quadrant, while Value has moved into weakening. Clearly, Value remains to the right of Growth, which indicates that the trend is still in favor of Value over Growth.

However, cracks are starting to appear.

If we zoom in on the daily rotation, a more or less similar image appears. Value is moving from leading into weakening, while Growth is pushing into improving from lagging.

Looking at the weekly ratio chart, you can see that the last leg down pushed only marginally below its previous low. This in itself is already pointing to a slowdown in the decline. When I added the RSI (9 periods), I noticed an emerging positive divergence. And, looking back to previous divergences between this ratio and RSI, I noted they were pretty reliable.

When moving to the daily version of that ratio chart, you can see that the last low that was put into place nicely lines up with the previous lows in March, as well as June last year. Again, this is not a turnaround, but it certainly looks as if we will see some relief for Growth in favor of Value in the coming days/weeks.

With regard to the RRG Long/Short baskets, that is enough to remove the positions in IVE and IVW and protect the profits so far. Removing IVE and IVW from the L/S baskets leaves us with the following names:



Julius de Kempenaer
Senior Technical Analyst, StockCharts.com
CreatorRelative Rotation Graphs
FounderRRG 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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