Trading Strategy – SPDR S&P Retail ETF

One of the noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in retailers. The group attracted strong buying support despite rising interest rates and fuel prices, which generally presented a less-than-ideal backdrop for consumers.  The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) surged 4 percent last week to 45.72, bringing its YTD gains to 1.2 percent, outperformed the S&P by a slight margin.  Now the question is whether the rally has more legs?  Below is an update look at a trade in XRT.

The graphic below is from our “U.S. Market Trading Map”, show the near-term technical bias and trading ranges.  As shown, the underlying is in a short-term bullish trend when the price bars are painted in green.  The underlying is in a short-term bearish trend when the price bars are painted in red. 

Chart 1.1 – SPDR S&P Retail ETF (weekly)

Our “U.S. Market Trading Map” painted XRT bars in green (buy) – see area ‘A’ in the chart.  Over the past few weeks, XRT has been trending higher after the early February corrective trend found support near the 50-week moving average.  Last week’s rally had helped push the ETF above the February’s falling trend line, signify…Click here to read more.

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