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Strength in Financials ETF vs SPX & U.S. $

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Further to my post of March 9th, and as can be seen on the two Daily charts below, the Financials ETF (XLF) outperformed the SPX and the U.S. $ on Tuesday. With Tuesday's volume spike, the recent bullish Golden Cross of the 50 sma above the 200 sma, and a potential reversal of negative divergences on the RSI, MACD, and Stochastics indicators, these two charts are worth watching over the next days/weeks to come to see whether the Financials sector maintains its leadership over these two instruments.


Bullish on Real Estate

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Real estate ETFs are just about the only area recently whose bullishness I actually buy – – DRN, URE, and IYR are all super-looking charts. My largest long (by far), IYR, is poised for a breakout. In an era where it seems impossible to get the market to fall for more than one day (witness last Tuesday – sigh) one has to drum up charts that are not only bullish, but plausibly so.


As I type this, it's 45 minutes to showtime. Good luck, everybody.