Index & Sector ETF Signals - 12/15/2017 Update

Note: Next update following the market close of 1/5/2018.

TrendFlex signals for select index and sector SPDR ETF's below are based on a trend-following system filtered to identify the "risk" to a change in the trend. ETF's represent US and foreign equities, commodities, bonds and the US Dollar.

Major Index ETF's 



Trend Change Risk 

Observations and Rationale



Increased risk of pullback

 DBA Bearish  Low New lows' attempted bottoming action appears unconvincing
 GLD Bullish Low Trending up; attractive contrarian position and hedge
 VGK Bullish   Hi Attractive entry during basing pattern; nice value vs. US stocks
 UUP Bearish High Attemtin to resume uptrend; breakout above 24.80 sets bullish trend
 TLT Bullish   Med Meeting up with resistance near 128
EEM Bullish   Med Basing pattern; attractive entry near 45

Select Sector SPDR ETF's

 Symbol  Trend

Trend Change Risk

XLK Bullish Hi New high
XLU Bullish Low Attractive entry near 55
XLI  Bullish Hi Increased risk of pullback; support near 72
XLB Bullish Med Backing off from resistance near 60
XLV  Bullish Med Backing off from resistance near 84; attractive entry 81-82
XLE Bullish Low Firming uptrend, support at 67
XLP  Bullish Hi Overbought
XLY Bullish Hi Overbought
XLF  Bullish Med Strong breakout; macro trend favor financials; backing off from overbought

ETF Technical Leaders

The following table represents ETF's that are in bullish trends and represent technically attractive reward-to-risk entry points (for example, we will shy away from adding an overbought ETF). Although these ETF selections have been pre-screened, investors are advised to pursue their own research to determine whether they are appropriate for their portfolios. Selections are time-sensitive and represent short-term swing trading opportunities that may or may not follow-through on a longer-term basis. In addition, selections may be voided once a market trend change has occurred based on the TrendFlex signals. Visit our FAQ's  for more suggestions regarding ETF Zone. Check back frequently as additional ETF's may be added to the week's list. 

Symbol Rationale Close Date Added
XBI SPDR Biotech ETF bounces at support after modest correction 82.28 12/7/17
PFF Long basing pattern; closed above 50-day moving avg; 5.97% yield 38.13 11/18/17
RSX Basing at 50-day moving average; attractive entry 20.49 8/24/17
EWI iShares Italy ETF inexpensive and possible long-term bottom formed 22.13 12/02/16
XLY Retracement from recent gains; attractive entry point 81.44 12/02/16 
XLV  Post-election catch-up;  nearing positive moving avg. cross (50 over 200 day)  70.49 11/11/16 
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