From the desk of Willie Delwiche & Ian Culley.
Key Takeaway: The overall market continues to digest gains within a larger structural advance. Market sectors that relate to tangible goods push to new highs. Traditional safe-haven assets fail to ensure safety.
Financial, Energy, Industrial, and Material sectors continue their reign in our relative strength rankings, while mid-cap groups narrowly surpassed small-caps to command the top-tier of our industry group rankings. Though more defensive sectors continue to have the best relative strength on a short-term basis, Technology and Consumer Discretionary are starting to pick up in the near term as well. Small-cap deterioration persists at the industry group level, whereas large and mid-caps improve.