From the desk of Willie Delwiche.
The headlines this week focused on the, for lack of better word, carnage in some of the most speculative areas of the stock market. While late week rally attempts have taken some of the sting out of those declines, many of the hottest areas from 2020 are seeing more breakdowns than breakouts. While maybe not as exciting as SPAC’s and Innovative Tech companies, I’m paying attention to what’s going on in the Financials sector. The sector made new highs this week (as did Materials and Industrials), and its new high list expanded as well. The 75% of stocks in the sector making new 52-week highs is the highest in the decade’s worth of data we have available. Maybe I’m old-school, but leadership and broad support from Financials is not usually evidence of an overall market that is on the cusp of trouble.