|S&P 500 |
|Aroon - UP Trend||% Aroon UP Trend||DMI - UP Trend||% DMI - UP Trend||20-day MA above 50-day MA||% 20-day MA above 50-day MA||Total Stocks in Sector|
Consumer Discretionary has been in rally mode since March but the numbers now seem to indicate that the sector is on the wane. Though the moving averages indicate the sector is in decent shape, Aroon and DMI indicate that up-trends are weakening or reversing.
The situation in the Financials is even worse. Again, the moving averages indicate the sector is in decent shape, but Aroon and DMI indicate that sustained up-trends are few and far between.
With oil prices where they are it is no surprise to see the Energy sector hitting on all cylinders. The sense of the sector being over-bought is strong, however, and the DMI number shows a potential weakening in trend.
Consumer Staples are turning in a mediocre performance and Health Care can't seem to get going. The fact that these two sectors, often thought of as refuges in times of declining markets, may be a strong indicator that stocks are not yet in a bear market. The numbers in the table bear this out.
Tech and the NASDAQ have been outperforming recently and we can indeed see trend and moving average numbers that support this.
Interestingly, Telecom Services is second only to the Energy sector in terms of percentage of stocks in an up-trend and with bullish moving averages.
All in all, the sectors in the S&P 500 appear to be in decent shape with the exception of Financials and Consumer Discretionary. With the further exception of the Energy, Telecom and Utilities sectors, there seems to be plenty of room for further gains without hitting levels of being over-bought.