Earlier this week, financial stocks enjoyed a broad breakout, with nearly 30% of stocks in the sector breaking out to at least a 52-week high.
It's only gotten better from there. And they've been joined by a bunch of recovery-sector buddies, too.
Among all indexes and sectors, the four horsemen of a recovery - Energy, Financials, Industrials, and Materials - are leading the charge. At least 30% of member stocks in all four of those sectors reached a new high on Wednesday. That's among the most impressive breakouts in 70 years for sectors geared to an economic recovery.
When we look at other times when there was such a coordinated breakout among these sectors, we see that often it was too much of a good thing, at least for a while. And it impacted Industrial and Material stocks much more than the other two.
What else we're looking at
- Full returns in the S&P 500 and sectors when there is a big breakout in "recovery" stocks
- What happens when TLT gets oversold
- A close look at the "bubble" in the VIX fear gauge
- A seasonal look at consumer discretionary stocks
- The Composite Confirmation Model has turned positive - what that suggests for the next 3 months
More than 50% of financial stocks hit a 52-week high this week. That has happened on 18 other days in the past 20 years, leading to an average 1-month return of -0.33% according to our Backtest Engine.
Sentiment from other perspectives
Some crazy moves. The bond market suffered a mini-breakdown on Thursday, and it was enough to trigger one of the largest drawdowns from a peak in the history of TLT, the go-to bond ETF for many investors. Source: Ycharts via Daily Shot
Thanks, inflation. The bond market gyrations are due to a sudden spike in concern about inflation. But it's only in the shorter-term, with longer-term worries about inflation still on the back burner. Source: Wall Street Journal
Even bitcoin's getting weird. The recent bout of volatility was enough to push GBTC, the go-to bitcoin fund, to a discount relative to its underlying assets. The fund hasn't given investors the chance to buy the coin at a discount in 4 years. Source: Bloomberg
The post titled A broad breakout in recovery stocks was originally published as on SentimenTrader.com on 2021-02-26.
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