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Materials, Industrial, Finance And Tech Lead, Consumer Staples Lag

The S&P 500 is divided into 11 sectors and each sector can be traded using its own exchange-traded fund.

The technology sector ETF remains the outperformer with a gain of 24% and in bull market territory 30.9% above its post-election low. The weekly chart remains positive but overbought, and set an all-time intraday high of $59.98 on Oct. 6.

In second place through September is the healthcare sector ETF up 20.2% year to date and in bull market territory up 22.5% since its post-election low.

The finance sector is the strongest sector since the election with a bull market gain of 33.1%. The financial ETF is below its all-time intraday high of $30.83 set in June 2007. The post-election high of $26.46 was set on Oct. 6.

The only sector ETF in correction territory remains the energy sector ETF, down 13.2% since its post-election high of $78.45 set on Dec. 12. Its weekly chart remains positive.

The materials and industrial sector ETFs are gaining momentum with new all-time highs set last week at $58.03 and $72.02, respectively.

The weekly charts for the retail ETFs show consumer discretionary positive and consumer staples negative. Consumer spending drives about 70% of the economy.

SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)

The weekly chart for the REIT Sector ETF ($92.93 on Oct. 6) has a neutral weekly chart with the ETF just below its five-week modified moving average of $92.90. The 200-week simple moving average is the “reversion to the mean” at $89.36, last tested during the week of Feb. 12, 2016 when the average was $81.06. The 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic reading slipped to 55.67 last week down from 61.10 on Sept. 29.

Investment Strategy: Buy weakness to my weekly value level of $91.96. Sell strength to my monthly risky level of $93.40.

Materials Sector SPDR Fund (XLB)

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The weekly chart for the Materials Sector ETF ($57.90 on Oct. 6) is positive but overbought with the ETF above its five-week modified moving average of $55.99. The 200-week simple moving average is the “reversion to the mean” at $48.42, last tested during the week of July 1, 2016 when the average was $44.51. The 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic reading rose to 81.82 last week up from 76.09 on Sept. 29 rising above the overbought threshold of 80.00.

Investment Strategy: Buy weakness to my semiannual and monthly value levels of $56.69 and $56.47, respectively. Sell strength to my quarterly and annual risky levels are $60.49 and $61.72, respectively.

Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI)

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The weekly chart for the Industrial Sector ETF ($71.94 on Oct. 6) is positive but overbought with the ETF above its five-week modified moving average of $69.80. The 200-week simple moving average is the “reversion to the mean” at $57.20, last tested during the week of Jan. 22, 2016 when the average was $47.92. The 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic reading rose to 81.50 last week up from 73.24 on Sept. 29 moving above the overbought threshold of 80.00.

Investment Strategy: Buy weakness to my annual pivot at $70.05. My semiannual pivot is $71.83. Sell strength to my monthly and quarterly risky levels of $72.54 and $74.61, respectively.

Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY)

The weekly chart for the Consumer Discretionary Sector ETF ($91.72 on Oct. 6) is positive with the ETF above its five-week modified moving average of $90.11. The 200-week simple moving average is the “reversion to the mean” at $76.73. The 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic reading rose to 42.30 this week up from 36.01 on Sept. 29.

Investment Strategy: Buy weakness to my weekly value level of $87.93. Sell strength to my quarterly, monthly, semiannual and annual risky levels of $93.41, $94.33, $96.76 and $97.00, respectively.

Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP)

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The weekly chart for the Consumer Staples Sector ETF ($53.81 on Oct. 6) is negative with the ETF below its five-week modified moving average of $54.51. The 200-week simple moving average is the ‘reversion to the mean” at $49.84. The 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic reading declined to 25.53 last week down from 35.11 on Sept. 29.

Investment Strategy: Buy weakness to my annual value level of $46.91. Sell strength to my monthly, annual, quarterly and semiannual risky levels of $57.28, $58.03, $59.72 and $60.85, respectively.

Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE)

The weekly chart for the Energy Sector ETF ($68.07 on Oct. 6) is positive with the ETF above its five-week modified moving average of $66.24. This ETF is below its 200-week simple moving average, or “reversion to the mean” of $74.84 last tested during the week of Dec. 16, when the average was $77.65. The 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic reading rose to 72.06 last week up from 61.58 on Sept. 29.

Investment Strategy: Buy weakness to my semiannual and monthly value levels of $63.27 and $61.77, respectively. Sell strength to my quarterly risky level of $73.95.

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)

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The weekly chart for the Financial Sector ETF ($26.35 on Oct. 6) is positive with the ETF above its five-week modified moving average of $25.28. The 200-week simple moving average is the “reversion to the mean” at $20.14, last tested during the week of July 1, 2016 when the average was $17.58. The 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic reading rose to 74.47 last week up from 63.88 on Sept. 29.

Investment Strategy: Buy weakness to my annual value level of $23.65, respectively. My semiannual, quarterly and monthly pivots are $25.60, $25.79 and $25.85, respectively. Sell strength to its June 2007 high of $30.83.

Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU)

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The weekly chart for the Utilities Sector ETF ($53.43 on Oct. 6) is negative with the ETF below its five-week modified moving average of $53.80. The 200-week simple moving average is the “reversion to the mean” at $46.31. The 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic reading declined to 61.17 last week down from 71.34 on Sept. 29.

Investment Strategy: Buy weakness to my annual value level of $50.72. Sell strength to my monthly, quarterly and semiannual risky levels of $56.35, $57.22 and $57.58, respectively.

Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV)

The weekly chart for the Health Care Sector ETF ($82.89 on Oct. 6) is neutral with the ETF above its five-week modified moving average of $81.31. The 200-week simple moving average is the “reversion to the mean” at $69.51. The 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic reading slipped to 76.86 last week down from 77.30 on Sept. 29.

Investment Strategy: Buy weakness to my annual value level of $78.09. My quarterly pivot is $82.58. Sell strength to my monthly and semiannual risky levels of $86.10 and $91.37, respectively.

Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK)

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The weekly chart for the Technology Sector ETF ($59.95 on Oct. 6) is positive but overbought with the ETF above its five-week modified moving average of $58.48. The 200-week simple moving average is the “reversion to the mean” at $44.24, last tested during the flash crash of Aug. 24, 2015 when the average was $34.22. The 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic reading rose to 89.47 last week up from 86.84 on Sept. 29 moving further above the overbought threshold of 80.00.

Investment Strategy: Buy weakness to my annual value level of $55.49. Sell strength to my quarterly, semiannual and monthly risky levels of $61.15, $61.48 and $62.25, respectively.

iShares Transportation Average ETF (IYT)

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The weekly chart for the Transportation Sector ETF ($177.77 on Oct. 6) is positive with the ETF above its five-week modified moving average of $172.38. The 200-week simple moving average is the “reversion to the mean” at $150.00, last tested during the week of July 8, 2016 when the average was $132.92. The 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic reading rose to 69.64 last week up from 57.62 on Sept. 29.

Investment Strategy: Buy weakness to my quarterly and monthly value levels of $173.93 and $173.56, respectively. Sell strength to my annual and semiannual risky levels of $182.54 and $191.56, respectively.

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