Sector Spotlight with Julius de Kempenaer

Sector Spotlight with Julius de Kempenaer

Renowned technician and charting innovator, Julius de Kempenaer, creator of Relative Rotation Graphs and Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com, hosts "Sector Spotlight" weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30am ET. Join Julius as he dives into the latest sector action, analyzing the leaders and laggards to give you a deeper sense of the market's current position. Plus, he'll showcase the use of RRG charts as an incredible tool for analyzing sectors and other market groups.

Sector Spotlight with Julius de Kempenaer
  • Sector Rotation Out of Defense | Julius de Kempenaer (01.31)

    This week, Julius de Kempenaer addresses the current state of asset class rotation and then moves on to sector rotation. He divides the market in three groups; Offensive, Defensive and Sensitive, and finds an interesting alignment that should be taken seriously as an early warning for an ongoing ...

  • Are Stock Sectors Running Low on Breadth? | Julius de Kempenaer (01.24)

    This week, Julius dives into the possibilities of using Relative Rotation Graphs to help us get a handle on market breadth. He uses specific StockCharts.com breadth indices and plots all individual stocks inside a sector against a flat, absolute, performance line, which helps us to understand how...

  • Sector Rotation Model All Over the Place | Julius de Kempenaer (01.17)

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight, Julius takes a look at the Sector Rotation Model and addresses the current state of stock market sector rotation. He then discusses the four macroeconomic indicators that form an integral part of the model to asses in which phase of the cycle we are at the mom...

  • Reverse Engineering a Target for SPY | Julius de Kempenaer (01.10)

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight, Julius looks at the current state of sector rotation, then walks through all 11 sector charts to make an assessment on their individual (relative) trends and their near-term support and resistance levels. He then uses all this information to "Reverse Engineer"...

  • Seasonality Points To A Weak Start for 2023! | Julius de Kempenaer (01.03)

    In this year's first episode of Sector Spotlight, Julius de Kempenaer addresses the expected seasonal performance for the stock market and the individual sectors, coming up with one sector at high odds for outperforming the S&P 500 in January, as well as a sector with high odds to underperform th...

  • Stealth Sector Rotation for XLY | Julius de Kempenaer (12.13)

    This week's show presents a thorough review of the current state of sector rotation in the US market. Materials and Industrials are showing strong tails on the Relative Rotation Graph, but the most interesting -- Under The Hood Rotation -- is showing up in the Consumer Discretionary sector. Juliu...

  • USD Index Resting on Major Support | Julius de Kempenaer (12.06)

    On this first Tuesday of the month, Julius addresses the trends for asset classes and sectors on the monthly charts. There is no clear trend for "the market" -- only one sector is in an uptrend, while five are in downtrends and five are more sideways. The USD index has reached a crucial support l...

  • Are Financials Ready To Push? | Julius de Kempenaer (11.29)

    On this last Tuesday of the month, Julius de Kempenaer addresses the seasonality effects for stocks in general, as well as sectors. He then aligns these historical observations with the actual rotations as they are playing out on the Relative Rotation Graph, while looking for actionable insights....

  • AMZN & TSLA Causing Weak Sector Rotation For XLY | Julius de Kempenaer (11.22)

    In this episode, Julius presents a big sector special for the Consumer Discretionary sector. After a very brief review of Asset Classes and, more specifically, BTC, followed by a quick look at general sector rotation, Julius dives into Consumer Discretionary. He highlights the difference in rotat...

  • RRG Shows Rotation from Discretionary to Energy | Julius de Kempenaer (11.15)

    This week's episode of Sector Spotlight is dedicated to a review of the current state of sector rotation in both asset classes and sectors. At Asset Class level, the rotations for the USD and its digital counterpart Bitcoin are worth a closer look as both are showing interesting technical develop...

  • Sector Rotation Model Shows The Way | Julius de Kempenaer (11.08)

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight, Julius updates the theoretical sector rotation model with his current observations of the ongoing rotation of sectors on the Relative Rotation Graph. For this, he uses the equal weight sector universe, as well as the charts of the four macro economic indicator...

  • Stocks Rally, But Monthly Trends Remain Down | Julius de Kempenaer (11.01)

    This first Tuesday (and first day) of the month marks the 150th episode of Sector Spotlight, but it also means that Julius will tackle the long-term trends in asset classes and sectors. He starts with a look at the monthly Relative Rotation Graphs, then goes over the monthly price charts. Despite...

  • Seasonality Foresees Strong Year-End For SPX | Julius de Kempenaer

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight Julius addresses the seasonality for the S&P 500 as well as the individual sectors. While seasonality points to a strong(er) market going into the end of the year there are some big differences in expected seasonal performances for individual sectors that could...

  • Inverted Yield Curve Looms Over Stock Market | Julius de Kempenaer (10.18)

    After one week of hiatus, Julius is back with a new episode of Sector Spotlight. This week, he's catching up with a refresher on asset class rotation, as well as sector rotation. In the AC segment, he points to the still-inverted yield curve and how that has historically played out for the stock ...

  • Stocks & Bonds Breaking Major Support Levels | Julius de Kempenaer (10.04)

    In this first Sector Spotlight show of October, Julius addresses long-term trends using monthly charts. In line with the longer term perspective of this show, he starts both the asset class and the sector rotation segments with a side-by-side comparison of monthly and weekly RRGs. which gives som...

  • Sector Rotation Back In Line | Julius de Kempenaer (09.27)

    Julius de Kempenaer reviews the current rotations for asset classes, where he finds continuing strength for the US dollar and fixed income related asset classes while stocks are rotating back to the lagging quadrant. As it is the last Tuesday of the month, the seasonal expectations at sector leve...

  • This is Still a Bear Market, Right? | Julius de Kempenaer (09.20)

    At asset class level, Julius highlights the strength of the USD, which also plays a role in the weakness of BTC. Stocks and Bonds did not move much last week, while commodities seem to be turning. Sector rotation keeps throwing curve-balls, with defensive sectors continuing to weaken and consumer...

  • Money Moving Back to XLY and Bitcoin | Julius de Kempenaer (09.12)

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight, Julius starts with an overview of the current asset class rotation, using daily and weekly Relative Rotation Graphs. In this segment, he replaces VNQ (real estate) with BTC, which better represents the asset class landscape, as Real Estate is already present i...

  • 6/11 Sectors In Downtrend On Monthly Chart | Julius de Kempenaer (09.06)

    On this first Tuesday of of September, Julius dives into the monthly chart, which was completed last Thursday. He kicks off with a view of sector rotation using the newly added monthly time frame on Relative Rotation Graphs and sees all three defensive sectors crossing over into the leading quadr...

  • Weak Sector Rotation Puts $SPX on Track for 3900 | Julius de Kempenaer (08.30)

    On this last Tuesday of the month, Julius looks at seasonality and tries to align the theoretical expectations for the relative performance of sectors against the S&P 500 going into September with the current reality as it is playing out on the Relative Rotation Graphs. He then continues with a l...

  • Rotation to Utilities Signals Caution for S&P 500 | Julius de Kempenaer (08.23)

    Julius shares his thoughts on potential developments for the S&P 500. First, from an asset allocation perspective, he focuses on the development of the USD and interest rates in relation to the stock market. Then, he looks through the Sector Rotation lens, which shows renewed strength for defensi...

  • End of Downtrend ≠ New Uptrend | Julius de Kempenaer (08.16)

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight, Julius de Kempenaer takes a look at recent rotations in asset classes and sectors. The recent strength for stocks over bonds at asset class level is clear, but the rotational picture for the weekly and daily time frames is not aligning (yet). Julius is watchin...

  • Sectors Kissing Resistance | Julius de Kempenaer (08.09)

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight, Julius starts with a look at Growth/Value and Size (Large-, Mid-, and Small-cap) rotations. After that he takes an extensive look at the rotations of Offensive, Defensive, and Sensitive sectors and their individual charts. The common theme here is that many of...

  • 100th Episode Special with Guest Tom Dorsey | Julius de Kempenaer

    For this 100th episode, Julius invited market veteran Tom Dorsey to join him for a chat and celebrate 100 episodes of Sector Spotlight! They touch on how and when they had their ah-ha moment, or “epiphany” as Tom refers to it, where P&F charting and Relative Strength analysis made a decisive impa...