Base metals, and copper in particular, are leading the commodities rally. Both breaking out to new 52 week highs, and above trend. The “inflation” Bulls are doing a cubicle dance. Copper is outperforming gold on a relative strength basis.
The two stock charts below show the breakouts: The Base metals (DBB) ETF, and, The Copper (CPER) ETF.
And a relative strength chart, copper (CPER) is trading 7.7% above gold (GLD), over a 200 day average, in the lower panel.
The S&P Industrial Select Sector Index $IXI, (XLI) ETF, last week indicates a long term Bullish trend. The long term trend filter at or in excess of a 20% annualized rate of growth was indicated when it crossed from below to above, its’ 200 day moving average. Additionally, the Index is gaining momentum, by way of 5 day, and 21 day, breakouts indicated since the trend filter signal.
This is pure trend investing analysis. No predictions. No forecasts. No fundamentals. No news.
The Russell 2000 Small cap stocks ETF (IWM) $IWM indicates, this week, long term Bullish. It is exceeding a 20% annualized rate of growth (CAGR). And, we can see on the stock chart below, a long term breakout, above $159.50. We’ll look to see if it closes the week at this level. On a relative basis, it is stronger than the S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY) $SPY, over a 200 day moving average (relative strength chart below). This may be indicating more domestic capital flow into the market, relative to international capital flow. This an ideal trend investing setup.
If nothing else, at least someone is awake over at IBD. Last week they added another gold stock, Franco Nevada (FNV), to their ETF (FFTY). So this make two gold stocks, the other is Kirkland Lake (KL).
The ETF itself, although long term positive, is under-performing many other ETFs on a relative strength basis. The SPDR S&P 500 Index Growth Stocks ETF (FFTY), for example, is outperforming, long term, The IBD Fifty (FFTY). This is curious because The IBD “CANSLIM” stock picking criteria methodology, in addition to fundamentals, includes relative strength and trend investing. It seems CANSLIM isn’t working real well in the context of putting together the ETF components. IBD has a large number of followers, ie. readers. Just how many of these readers are doing their own analysis? ..we wonder.
The SPDR Growth Stock ETF (SPYG) relative to the IBD Fifty (FFTY) ETF, over a 200 day moving average, SPYG/FFTY, the bottom panel shows the relationship, posted below:
The index (SPX) today closed at $3,401.20 In an ongoing bull market, last weeks’ high, as indicated on the stock chart below, was $3,426. In the context of trend investing, we want to see the price close over that at the close of this week. The index is continuing to maintain a trend filter in excess of a 20% annualized rate of growth over a 200 day moving average.
After the close Sept. 4th, 2020. We can see the S&P 500 Index (SPX) today sold off hard intraday, reversed and rallied, and bounced off the virus high from back in February. If it can maintain this level, we might see develop a cycle inversion. A re-test would be expected. That reversal number is $3,409 The market remains Bullish. This is trend investing – not forecasting.
We’re analyzing the cannabis and marijuana industry stocks on a relative strength basis. We’re looking at 2 relative strength benchmarks – 50 day ma of 20% annualized rate of growth, and 200 day ma of 20% annualized rate of growth. The analysis measures the percent difference of the stock vs the 50 day ma rate of growth, and, the percent difference of the stock vs the 200 day ma rate of growth. The 50 day is weighted at 30% and the 200 day weight is 70% of the Trend Score. All these stocks are US Listed on Nasdaq/NYSE (not OTC stocks). These are pure play cannabis and marijuana stocks. Included in the analysis is the Nasdaq 100 Index ETF (QQQ), the S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY), and the Gold Miners Index ETF (GDX).
This is pure trend investing analysis. No predictions, no forecasts. No personal opinions, no stock fundamentals, no economic fundamentals, no news, no social media, no teevee.