One of the most important first steps towards trading success is to tilt your trading towards trending sectors that display strength and avoid market weakness. A very helpful tool for understanding the underlying forces driving trends is Mish’s Modern Economic Family, a simplified economic market model. The Family comprises one broad market index and six sector-specific ETFs, each representing a different part of the economy.
What are the current developments in the Modern Family telling us, and what does this mean for investors?
The first takeaway is that the Modern Family has paused near critical support ahead of CPI tomorrow. Read on to find out which Modern Family member is potentially breaking out, and please see Mish’s latest article from CMC Markets, where she covers falling euphoria as a signal that investors should view as a potential risk.
The Modern Family offers information on consumer spending patterns, housing, transportation and biotechnology, and tracks investment activity in specific industries. Every member is under its 200-week moving average except KRE, and it too has also not tested its recent lows. We should see more upside in the regional banking sector as rates rise.
Grandpa Russell (IWM) is beneath its 200-week moving average and currently testing recent lows from June.
XRT is also under the 200-WMA, but making lower highs. 55 is ample support, and over 60 could see a nice consumption pop should TLTs and high-yield bonds recover. Alternatively, if XRT falls below 60, we may see more economic weakness.
IYT is under the 200-WMA and holding recent lows. Its long-term 6 to the 7-year business cycle is still in an uptrend. Are we testing the low of a bullish business cycle or getting ready for a deeper recession? Watch 195 closely as resistance for guidance.
IBB had a death cross, but was also well above the June lows, while making a series of significant lower highs, through 120 could see a $10 rally.
Finally, SMH broke through its 200-week moving average last week and is still slipping. While there might be some headway for SMH should bond yields relax again, we could see a drop-down to 190 or even lower.
The “Modern Family” is often seen as a good indicator of the health of different sectors, since its changing composition can offer valuable insight into shifts in consumer demand and workforce dynamics. Overall, investors need to keep a close eye on technical indicators to navigate these risky waters in today’s markets effectively. It is crucial to remain alert with a cautious trading mindset.
Whether you are just getting started with trading or are looking for advanced strategies to boost your portfolio returns, the Modern Family is an invaluable tool that will help take your trading to new heights.
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- S&P 500 (SPY): 354 support, 360 resistance.
- Russell 2000 (IWM): 165 support, 171 resistance.
- Dow (DIA): 290 support, 296 resistance.
- Nasdaq (QQQ): 260 support, 265 resistance.
- KRE (Regional Banks): 58 is support, 61 resistance.
- SMH (Semiconductors): 174 support, 180 resistance.
- IYT (Transportation): 196 support, 203 resistance.
- IBB (Biotechnology): 116.59 is now support, 120 resistance.
- XRT (Retail): 57 is now support, 60 resistance.
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Mish Schneider serves as Director of Trading Education at MarketGauge.com. For nearly 20 years, MarketGauge.com has provided financial information and education to thousands of individuals, as well as to large financial institutions and publications such as Barron’s, Fidelity, ILX Systems, Thomson Reuters and Bank of America. In 2017, MarketWatch, owned by Dow Jones, named Mish one of the top 50 financial people to follow on Twitter. In 2018, Mish was the winner of the Top Stock Pick of the year for RealVision.