From the desk of Willie Delwiche.
Key Takeaway: New highs being seen in areas where most investors have little exposure. Liquidity pressures build as corporate bond yields rise. Indexes consolidating after recent highs lacked broad support.
- Energy remains at the top of the relative strength rankings, followed now by Financials. Materials continued to climb, rising to the number four spot this week.
- Defensive sectors saw their recent relative strength moderate last week. Consumer Staples dropped one spot, Utilities were down two spots and Real Estate fell by three.
- Our industry group heat-map shows this is a sector/group-sensitive rather than size-sensitive market right now. Growth sectors are being dragged down regardless of size.