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Trading Strategy – Materials ETF

A new batch of better-than-expected earnings reports triggered another broad-based rally Tuesday.

Most key S&P sectors ended in positive territory, led by materials and energy.  Below is an updated look at a trade in the Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB).  The ETF had outperformed the market in recent days and is at an interesting spot.

The graphic below is from our “U.S. Market ETF Trading Map”, which show the near-term technical bias and trading ranges for XLB.  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.  The yellow bars identify period of neutral or sideways trading pattern.  Additionally, the light-blue shading represents the short-term trading range.  A move above or below that range is considered overbought (as represents by the red shading) or oversold (as represents by the dark-green shading).  Readings above or below the red and green shaded areas are considered extremely overbought or extremely oversold.

Chart 1.1 – Materials Select Sector SPDR (daily)

As indicated in the above chart, our “U.S. Market ETF Trading Map” was looking at XLB from a Buy side back in October 12, 2012.

Click here to read a detail technical analysis.

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