Is it time for some energy-driven inflation? Will an energy sector recovery become new driver of bull market to relieve FANG stocks? WTI has broken decisively above 3-year high, XLE is at decade long support, there is a bullish expansion over March and XLE is 5-day best performer among S&P500 sectors.
EEM, an iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, complies very well with technical analysis levels as we can make 4 observations based on this chart. Based on price action, a 2018 top may or may not be in but traders will have to incorporate this resistance
XLP retains it’s status as a leading bear sector in the US market. At the moment, moving averages, price action and chart pattern paint a bearish reversal setup. 1) Moving average dead cross. 2) Bearish expansion in January terminates last 4 quarters of higher lows. 3) Fallen out of equidistant channel.
EEM ETF has spent the last 3 months above a prominent 6-year resistance. This could be a sustainable development. At face value, I feel it is more attractive than stocks in countries that are only driven by financial expansion.
XLP fell out of a 9-year trend line after printing a Head and Shoulders bearish reversal pattern. This could be a real break. XLP and XLRE are leading indicators of stock market bearishness.
Besides Energy, Consumer Staples and Real Estate are next worst stock sectors. This is what they are printing. Keep an eye in case they could be your early bear indicator. XLP and XLRE charts.
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