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Sector Spotlight: This Sector Has Been Carrying The Market

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Market Recap For August 3rd, 2022

Although the larger forecast was for a higher market, it seemed that a pullback might take place first. The market had other plans on Wednesday.

All major indices pushed through key resistance marks, which implies higher prices are coming. However, major trendlines are up next.

Yesterday’s Sector Performance

Tech, Discretionary and Services led the market.

Energy ended up as the only sector in the red.

Five-Day Sector Performance

Discretionary is still the weekly leader.

Energy is now in the red on the weekly as well, Healthcare isn’t far behind.

ETF Trade Watch

Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE)

Oil finally started to pull away from the $95 level and 200 moving average. The first target on the downside should be around $85, which means the XLE may have much further to fall. Traders of oil stocks should keep an eye on commodity as many of these names move in tandem. The cooling of price, even if only temporarily, should present another opportunity for those looking to short this area of the market.

Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK)

With Technology as the top performer, the XLK is hitting new recovery highs, and that should continue if markets rally further. The bullish rally has taken names like Apple from $129 in the beginning of June to over $160 as we start August. As the market pushes up, keep an eye on this sector to push up with it.

Christian Tharp

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