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
  • 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...

  • Downside Risk Beats Upside Potential | Julius de Kempenaer (08.02)

    In this episode, Julius starts with a look at the current state of Sector Rotation in US stocks. Due to last week's special edition, this week's episode covers both the seasonality segment and the review of the completed monthly charts for July, as it is the first Tuesday of the new month. With m...

  • Bouncing Bonds & Intraday RRGs | Julius de Kempenaer (07.25)

    This episode marks an important milestone in the life of RRG on StockCharts.com. Following many user requests, the latest release of new functionalities and improvements (Bainbridge) of the website includes the support for intraday time frames on Relative Rotation Graphs. This addition should mak...

  • Growth Takes Over (for Now) | Julius de Kempenaer (07.19)

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight, Julius assesses the current rotations in asset classes and sectors. He highlights the rotation for commodities, which are going through a setback but are likely to come back as the leading asset class. In equity sectors, Julius sees an early shift from defensi...

  • Sector Rotation Model Says It's Not Over Yet | Julius de Kempenaer (07.12)

    After an update on the current rotations for various asset classes, Julius looks at the sector rotation model and and tries to make an assessment on where, and which phase, we currently are in the market cycle. He does this by evaluating the charts and rotations of the four macro economic indicat...

  • Bonds Drop, Money Leaves Materials Sector | Julius de Kempenaer (07.05)

    In this first episode of Sector Spotlight for the month of July, Julius dives into the status of the long term trends as they are unfolding on the monthly charts. The main message from the asset classes is that the bond market is clear: Corporate- and High-Yield bond issuers need to pay up for in...

  • Sector Rotation Out of Energy Stocks | Julius de Kempenaer (06.28)

    On this last Tuesday of the month, Julius takes a look at seasonal sector rotation and tries to align that with the current reality to see if meaningful matches can be found. For this month, four sectors are providing potentially interesting rotations from a seasonal perspective.

    After a quick l...

  • When Defensive Sectors Break Support... | Julius de Kempenaer (06.21)

    Julius starts this episode of Sector Spotlight by answering two questions from the mailbag. He then moves on to the current rotation of asset classes and observes that a more pronounced pause in the turnaround for commodities seems imminent. Meanwhile, signals that the rotation from stocks to bon...

  • Tracking The Stock Market Slide on RRG | Julius de Kempenaer (06.13)

    Julius jumps right into the rotations for asset classes and sectors. At asset class level, the only things that go up in price are commodities; the USD has made a strong move and is back on track. Meanwhile, both stocks and bonds are dropping like a stone.

    Relative Rotation Graphs help to find s...

  • Real Estate Has Peaked | Julius de Kempenaer (06.07)

    After addressing seasonality and monthly charts in last week's episode, Julius goes back to talking you through the current rotations in Asset Classes and Sectors. The big picture is still for stocks going through a temporary recovery within the contours of a downtrend in the higher time-frame. J...

  • 62% of the Market is Now in a Downtrend | Julius de Kempenaer (05.31)

    Julius brings you a new episode that's jam-packed with content. First, he gives an update on current rotations in asset classes and sectors, highlighting continued strength for defensive sectors. As this Tuesday (5/31) is both the last Tuesday of the month (of May) and the end of the month, he co...

  • It's Just a Bounce For Now | Julius de Kempenaer (05.23)

    Using Relative Rotation Graphs, Julius talks you through the rotations for asset classes and sectors as they are currently unfolding. At asset class level, the improvement for fixed-income-related assets is worth noticing, as it is pushing stocks (SPY) down and into the lagging quadrant against a...

  • Bottom-Fishing With RRG | Julius de Kempenaer (05.17)

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight very briefly touches on the rotation for asset classes and then spends a bit more time on sectors. Highlighting that defensive sectors are still in the driving seat but also alerting one sector that could come up as potentially interesting for when things start...

  • 50% Of Market Cap Is Lagging SPY | Julius de Kempenaer (05.10)

    After looking at seasonality and long-term monthly charts in the last two episodes, Julius dives deep into the current sector rotation as it is playing out in the S&P 500 at the moment. The most important takeaway is that after a leading role for the defensive sectors in the run-up to current mar...

  • Monthly Charts Resting At Support | Julius de Kempenaer (05.03)

    On this first Tuesday for the month of May, Julius reviews the completed monthly charts for April. This process takes up almost the entire show so you will get a thorough feel for what's going on at the higher level time frame. The main takeaway is that many of these monthly charts are resting at...

  • Financials At Risk | Julius de Kempenaer (04.26)

    As it is the last Tuesday of the month Julius brings in his analysis of the seasonal patterns for sectors for the new month (of May) and tries to align them with the current rotations as he sees them unfold on the Relative Rotation Graphs.
    The one and only sector that stands out in that analysis,...