XLP / S&P 500 – support here is justified and, perhaps, a signal of volatility to come?
there is a different look/feel to the XLP / SPX versus the XLP / NYA. If you look at the chart below, you’ll see we did a pretty tight consolidation from 2011-2016 in the XLP / SPX. It’s a ‘perfect’ sell pattern at “C” that complete and then the ratio fell out of the sky.
i’m curious at the lack of follow thru w/ regards to the S&P 500 (not making new highs like Russell, NASDAQ, etc) so I decided to take a look at this ratio instead of NYSE as the denominator.
as you can see we have some key observations:
- take the time to study ‘past’ retracements as ‘sometimes’ the same ratio/vibration (remember that’s all it is – vibration) is present. In this case we have the .707 retracement level present at the high and now here at the lows
- Square Root of 2= 1.4142
- 1/1.4142 = .707
- the harmonic 1.27 is present in that 1.27*AB = CD
- square root = 1.27
- note the blue measured move arrow from the XLP inception in 1998 is present in this correction
- the MONTHLY RSI is at the lowest level since the inception of the XLP and this ratio of XLP/SPX
- THE TIME OF THE CORRECTIVE MOVES OF THE RATIO ARE EQUAL
what am i trying to get at? nothing more than I’m very cautious of any further up move in the markets (for now) .. .historically, when the XLP starts to perform it signals a ‘risk off mindset’ of the big institutions and volatility starts to rise …
while I DO NOT think the bull market is over by any stretch, I do think that another move lower is in tune (note the music reference :)) w/ the form, balance and proportion we are used to seeing from a corrective nature.