Another Bloodbath: Sector by Sector Carnage - No Hiding Places

The Dow dropped over 1,000 points again today. Carnage is everywhere. Every S&P 500 sector is in a correction.





Health Care

Real Estate


S&P 500 All Sectors

No Hiding Places

A correction, defined as a 10% decline from the top, is underway in every sector of the S&P 500. The Industrial sector went into correction three days ago and is just under the 10% threshold today.

Sector by Sector Analysis

  • S&P 500: Down 3.75% today, 10.2% from January high
  • XLB Materials: Down 3.51% today, 10.5% from January high
  • XLU Utilities: Down 1.12% today, 16.1% from November
  • XLK Technology: Down 4.14% today, 10.4% from January high
  • XLI Industrials: Down 3.86% today, 9.8% from January high
  • XLV Health Care: Down 3.47% today, 11.8% from January high
  • XLRE Real Estate: Down 3.13% today, 12.6% from November high
  • XLE Energy: Down 3.02% today, 14.9% from January high
  • XLF Financials: Down 4.40% today, 10.5% from January high

Everything is correlated. There are no sector hiding spots.

This is just a down payment on what's likely ahead.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

I suggest we move this goal post too: making 20% the new percentage classifying a market correction in an everything bubble environment. Then everyone can feel better.

Interesting times. I've been looking for a retail space here in Finland. Plenty of them available in city centers. Quite a many of them been empty 24 months and more than one have 36 months of unpaid utility bills (when buying you are entitled to see the books). I see a lot of bankruptcies ahead... My business is solid and not much change but it is very niche market.

I found a hiding place....VanEck Merk Gold Trust (OUNZ) 12.97 +.02 (+.15%)

had an argument with a co-worker that we can't have a significant correction of more than 30-40% unless we get double digit interest rates

Well it's not like you WERE'NT trying to tell anyone . It's too late

The world is run by investors buying "Lands and Brands" (Read: Property & Stock). If I should buy Apple, or all the land in New York, on a credit card, then the book value of these assets are guaranteed to rise by the corresponding amount and I can sleep safe and sound knowing that even if these assets where worth infinity-billion dollars, the market can NEVER supply more of them.

The market value, correspondingly, is premised on the existence of an entire world of rent-seeking investors lining up to buy these assets with even greater figures on their credit cards. By this principle, we are all made ever richer, who own a house, a 401k or a pension.

-But now what the APR on the investors credit card should go up?
-What if the Lands and Brands that we own should go out of fashion for any reason, coming either from the real or the financial economy?
-How much apparent wealth would be lost?
-What untold figures would have be wiped of the ledgers of banks who provided the credit to buy these assets?

If either the stock market or the property market crashes, then world goes into bankruptcy. History proves this.

And Trump took credit for the strong stock market :)

was surprised that bitcoin closed up

Bitcoin is most likely in a severe bear-market. That is when assets have huge rallies. If that happens to the SPY as well, then that is more likely to have entered a bear too. The rallies during bear-markets esp at the start can rival or even exceed the rallies that happen at blow-off tops.