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
  • Tech and Discretionary Push S&P to Support | Julius de Kempenaer (01.11)

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight, Julius covers the rotations for asset classes, sectors, and crypto. The break below support of GOVT gets attention while the recent sector rotation out of Consumer Discretionary and Technology pushed the S&P 500 to the lower boundary of its rising channel wher...

  • Yield Curve Supports Further Strength For Stocks | Julius de Kempenaer (01.04)

    In this first episode of Sector Spotlight for this year Julius looks back at rotations that happened over the holiday period and then addresses the monthly charts that completed in December. The long-term trend in the yield curve shows a rapid flattening in December and historically that seems to...

  • US Leads Internationally & XLRE Stands Out | Julius de Kempenaer (12.14)

    Julius takes on the asset class and sector rotation as it played out last week. The relationship between stocks and bonds continues to be in favour for stocks while at sector level, Real Estate seems to be making an interesting move. Julius takes a quick look at the industries that make up this s...

  • Sector Rotation & The Business Cycle | Julius de Kempenaer (12.07)

    This week Julius takes a good look at the current state of asset classes and sector rotation. He talks you through the daily and weekly rotations on the respective Relative Rotation Graphs, highlighting the strength of the USD, the pause in commodities and the continuing preference fort stocks ov...

  • Sector Rotation Disconnected From Seasonality | Julius de Kempenaer (11.30)

    Having to skip last week's episode of Sector Spotlight Julius is taking on both seasonality as well as the monthly charts (for November) in this show.
    Starting with a quick look and analysis of current sector rotation and its potential impact on the S&P 500. After that he takes a look at seasonal...

  • Rail Road Group Pops On RRG | Julius de Kempenaer (11.16)

    In this episode of Sector Spotlight Julius takes his usual look at last week's rotation in Asset Classes and puts that into longer term perspective. From this universe he highlights the strength of the US dollar and takes a closer look at the relationship between stocks and bonds using the concep...

  • 3 Levels of Sector Rotation on RRG | Julius de Kempenaer (11.09)

    In the first part of the show Julius discusses the current rotations in asset classes and sectors and brings the daily rotations into a longer term perspective on the weekly Relative Rotation Graphs.
    Then in the second half he extends the use of the break down into Cyclical, Defensive, and Sensit...

  • Bullish New Highs On Monthly Charts | Julius de Kempenaer (11.02)

    This is the first Tuesday of the month which means Julius will be taking on the completed monthly charts for October.
    He kicks off the show with a look back at last week's rotations on the Relative Rotation Graphs for Asset Classes and Sectors. The main takeaway here is the clear under-performanc...

  • 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...

  • A Scan And A Trading Plan | Julius de Kempenaer

    After a quick look at last week's rotations in asset classes and sectors, Julius dives into the RRG mailbag and does an in-depth discussion of a, three part, question that came in.
    All three elements that are in this question come back on a regular basis so it makes sense to do a deep dive and sh...