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
  • Strong Seasonal Trends For November | Julius de Kempenaer (10.26)

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight Julius takes a quick look at the current state of Asset Class rotation through the RRG lens. After that he moves on to Sectors. After a quick assessment of last week's rotation he brings in BETA again to determine which sectors are likely to be defensive and wh...

  • Offense Pulling Away While SPY Improves | Julius de Kempenaer (10.19)

    Julius dives into the current state of sector rotation and highlights the relationship between the Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples sectors as Discretionary is trying to pull away after a period indecisiveness. The XLP:XLY ratio is breaking out of its year long range suggesting that th...

  • 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...

  • Bearish Engulfing Candle for S&P500 | Julius de Kempenaer (10.05)

    In this first show of the month, Julius evaluates the monthly charts for asset classes and sectors. Despite the weak ending of the month September, three sectors managed to squeeze out a new all-time-high. However, none of them was able to hold on to these record levels as for the first time sinc...

  • Does The Bond Market Hold All The Keys? | Julius de Kempenaer (09.28)

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight Julius reviews the current rotations for Asset Classes and Sectors.
    As it is the last Tuesday of the month he brings in the seasonality segment to find out if there are any meaningful seasonal patterns coinciding with current rotations on the Relative Rotation ...

  • The Markets Take A Nose Dive, What’s Next? | Julius de Kempenaer (09.21)

    Be Careful what you wish for.... Finally the market seems to be starting to give in. As Europe opens the week lower and the US follows, Julius assesses the rotations at asset class and sector level. With the market now moving into what seems to be a transition mode, we need to start thinking abou...

  • Defensive Sector Rotation Is Gathering Momentum | Julius de Kempenaer (09.14)

    Asset class level stocks are still beating bonds but the pace is slowing down. The big H&S pattern in EUR/USD which suggested strength for the USD is still there but lost a bit of its appetite.

    Sector rotation looks to be getting a little bit more in line again. Julius looks at the current rotat...

  • Frustration Takes Foot-Hold In The Markets | Julius de Kempenaer (09.07)

    Julius talks you through the recent rotations in Asset Classes and Sectors addressing the counter-trend move in the USD index which is close to negating the double bottom in the index and the H&S pattern in the EUR/USD exchange rate.
    The frustration in rotations at sector level, as well as the ba...

  • A Break In Utilities | Julius de Kempenaer (08.31)

    Did You See The Break in Utilities?
    This week is all about the monthly charts. As the last Tuesday of this month (August) also happened to be the last day of the month, Julius decided to push things forward a bit and discuss the monthly charts in this show instead of next week, as it would mean w...

  • H&S Formation Calls For BIG Move | Julius de Kempenaer (08.24)

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight Julius takes a chance and brings in seasonality for next month. Usually we do that on the last Tuesday of the month but this time the last Tuesday, next week, falls exactly on the last day of August and we will be looking at monthly charts then.
    Julius starts t...

  • Conflicting Sector Rotations | Julius de Kempenaer (08.17)

    In this week's episode Julius looks at last week's rotations for asset classes and sectors and concludes that the current sector rotation is throwing curve balls at investors making it difficult to come up with a very clear and well defined trend or guidance for the market. One thing is clear, Ro...

  • Watching Healthcare for Defense | Julius de Kempenaer (08.10)

    On this regular Tuesday, not the first or the last Tuesday of the month, Julius spends the show talking you through the current rotations for Asset Classes and Sectors and how they interact with longer term trends and price charts. Caution remains for the S&P 500 while the Healthcare sector stand...

  • Monthly Trends Intact | Julius de Kempenaer (08.03)

    In this first episode of Sector Spotlight for August, Julius goes over the completed monthly charts for July, highlighting the major trends and pointing out the areas of support and resistance to watch. Before the break a quick overview of last week's rotations for sectors is included and coverag...

  • Tech is Back, But ... | Julius de Kempenaer (07.27)

    It's the last Tuesday of the month which means that Julius will highlight interesting seasonal patterns for various sectors and explore if they are aligning with the current rotations on the Relative Rotation Graph. It looks like August has some interesting seasonal anomalies that are worth explo...

  • Answering Viewer Questions | Julius de Kempenaer

    With his presentation in Charting the Second Half covering all sectors and their rotations in depth, Julius seizes the opportunity to use this episode of Sector Spotlight to answer questions from the mailbag. Why is this stock showing a negative performance while it is inside the leading quadrant...

  • Risk for SPX Increasing | Julius de Kempenaer (07.06)

    In this first show of the month Julius goes over the completed monthly charts for June. Starting with Asset Classes he points to stretched levels for the stock market and revives the concept of "Reversed Relative Strength" that he first introduced in a blog article back in 2016.
    Julius then cov...

  • Will Seasonality Save SPX? | Julius de Kempenaer (06.29)

    As usual on the last Tuesday of the month, Julius dives into seasonality for sectors. This time he gives a sneak preview of some work that expands on the 3D visualizations he usually uses for this segment.
    At the start of the show, while doing the overviews of last week's rotations in asset class...

  • SPX On The Edge | Julius de Kempenaer (06.22)

    After spending almost an entire show on a question from the mailbag last week, Julius shifts gears again and highlights the most important rotations in asset classes and sectors. In the asset class segment, the stock/bond ratio is highlighted. Then all sector rotations are reviewed on the Relativ...

  • Does RRG Really Matter? | Julius de Kempenaer (06.15)

    Julius addresses an email he received from a user with the subject line saying "Does RRG Really Matter?" At first look, one could think a lot of things on such a subject line. However, it appeared to be a very well written and thoughtful email from a user presenting a real life use case in which ...

  • Putting Rotation into Perspective | Julius de Kempenaer (06.08)

    Making up for last week's brief coverage of recent rotations in Asset classes and Sectors, Julius now spends half the show examining recent rotations on the daily Relative Rotation Graphs and puts things into a longer term perspective by using the weekly RRGs supported by the analysis of some of ...

  • It's Healthcare Season | Julius de Kempenaer (06.01)

    On this first Tuesday of the month, Julius combines the usual look at long-term trends on the monthly charts with the seasonal expectations in combination with current rotations as they are visible on the Relative Rotation Graph for US sectors.

    For June there are three sectors that historically ...

  • Rotation to Defense Continues | Julius de Kempenaer (05.25)

    Julius highlights the rotations in asset classes and US sectors as they played out last week and then puts things into a longer term perspective. The warning signals that already popped up over the last few weeks are persisting.
    In the discussion Julius highlights the strong rotation for the defe...

  • Discretionary Danger | Julius de Kempenaer (05.18)

    Julius starts with the usual overview of last week's rotations in asset classes and sectors and blends those observation in with a look at the weekly Relative Rotation Graphs to identify meaningful relative trends.

    On the Asset Class side the chart of GOVT is giving some warning signals while at...

  • It's Not Good Under the Hood | Julius de Kempenaer (05.11)

    Julius kicks off the show with an overview of last week's rotation in asset classes and the immediately blends them with a longer term picture using the weekly RRGs and price charts.
    Next, the focus is on stock sectors. Starting with a lookback at last week's rotations and performances and then a...