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Rick Pendergraft
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Sep 06, 2020
After Thursday’s Big Selloff, Outlooks are Mixed for Select Sector SPDR ETFs

After Thursday’s Big Selloff, Outlooks are Mixed for Select Sector SPDR ETFs

September 3 saw the most significant across the board selling the market has seen in the last three months. As I write this during the morning session of Friday, September 4, we are seeing some following through selling with all 11 main sectors down—just as they were on Thursday.

Looking at Tickeron’s Scorecard for the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs, there are only three sectors that are considered buys at this point. The Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) is rated as the only “strong buy”. The Real Estate Select Sector SPDR (XLRE) and the Communication Services Select Sector SPDR (XLC) are each rated as a “buy”.

There are four sectors that are rated as “holds”. The one that jumped out at me was the Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) which has been hit the hardest over the last two days. The hold ratings also include the consumer staples sector, the consumer discretionary sector, and the healthcare sector.

On the bearish side, we see four sector ETFs with “sell” or “strong sell” ratings. The only one rated as a “strong sell” is the Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE). The ETFs that are rated as “sells” right now are the Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI), the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU), and the Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB).

Because these are ETFs, we don’t have a fundamental screener like we would with individual stocks. But we do have the technical analysis screener and it shows a number of bearish signals from two specific indicators.

The RSI Indicator saw six of the sector SPDR ETFs generate bearish signals on September 3. They included the ETFs for consumer staples, consumer discretionary, technology, industrials, communication services, and materials. The financial sector generated a bearish signal 15 days ago.

The other indicator that has produced a great deal of bearish signals is the Bollinger Bands. Four of the select sector SPDRs produced bearish signals on 9/3 and another one produced a bearish signal on 9/2. The sectors seeing the bearish signals from the Bollinger Bands include consumer staples, real estate, healthcare, and industrials. The one that generated a bearish signal on Wednesday was the materials sector.

If we go out a little further, 10 of the 11 select sector SPDRs have generated bearish signals from the Bollinger Bands within the last 20 days. The only sector that hasn’t generated a sell signal is the energy sector.

The idea behind this article was to show investors where the various select sector SPDR ETFs stand after the big selloff on Thursday. I wanted to show how the artificial intelligence that Tickeron employs viewed the various sectors. Right now there is a lot of emotion that is likely dictating what investors are doing—whether it is panic selling or trying to buy the dip. Because Tickeron’s platform uses artificial intelligence, it removes the emotion from the outlook.

As I was writing the article, I realized that it was also becoming somewhat of a tutorial on how subscribers can use Tickeron to help make decisions. There are a number of tools that I use on the platform, but the screener and the scorecard are probably my two favorites. Those two tools give me a great deal of information in a simple format with everything on the same page.

In this case I started with the 11 select sector SPDR ETFs in order to get an idea of what the platform was showing for the different sectors. But I could very easily build a watchlist for my portfolio and then look at the scorecard and screener for my current holdings. This would allow me to check on the ratings and various indicators with a simple click of a button.

At a time when volatility is increasing and stocks are seeing wild swings, Tickeron can help in several ways. As I said before, it can help remove emotions from the decision making process. Secondly, it can help place a great deal of information at your fingertips on a single page.

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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
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Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

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Alla Petriaieva
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