20130524 Moving Average Breadth

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20130524 Moving Average Breadth

For the first time in a while the markets came under attack.  Most of it came in one day, but that one day made everyone stop and think a bit more.  Many are calling for a change in character, but I am not sure yet.  So far neither is the breadth picture.  The shorter term moving averages are weakening some, but the 200sma are unscathed even in Utilities which is telling.  We certainly could see more corrective action, but until the longer term averages start showing some damage I am not getting too worried.

First, the Total universe of 1898 companies posted over the $SPY

5-25-2013 Total Universe with SPYNext I split the universe into 10 custom broad sector indexes

5-24-2013 Consumer Discretionary

Consumer Discretionary (325)

5-24-2013 Consumer Staples

Consumer Staples (91)

5-24-2013 Energy

Energy (132)

5-24-2013 Financials

Financials (316)

5-24-2013 Health Care

Health Care (199)

5-24-2013 Industrials

Industrials (252)

5-24-2013 Materials

Materials (148)

5-24-2013 Technology

Technology (338)

5-24-2013 Telecom

Telecom (24)

5-24-2013 Utilities

Utilities (73)

These are custom indexes so you cannot invest directly in them, but there are plenty of ETFs available for each sector.  For me personally this is another form of relative strength, just with a broader lens .

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