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Weekly Market Recap: 5 Key Sectors And The Russell Small Caps

By Michele SchneiderStock MarketsMay 09, 2021 05:08AM ET
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Weekly Market Recap: 5 Key Sectors And The Russell Small Caps
By Michele Schneider   |  May 09, 2021 05:08AM ET
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Friday, Non-farm payrolls were announced with a disappointing 266,000 jobs created compared to the roughly 1 million that economists had predicted.

However, the gap in expectations did not result in a market selloff.

Indices Weekly Charts
Indices Weekly Charts

This could be showing that investors are giving more weight to the Fed's reaction to the report than the report itself.

With that said, let us look at Mish’s Economic Modern Family on a weekly basis to filter out market noise.

First off is the Transportation sector—iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSE:IYT).

IYT was the only sector to close at new highs. This is important because IYT has kept us from taking a bearish market stance based on its underlying strength when compared to the other Family members.

Next is the Russell 2000—iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSE:IWM)—which closed roughly unchanged for the week. As of last week, IWM was showing more consolidation within its current range of $215 - 234.

On the other hand, Retail—SPDR® S&P Retail ETF (NYSE:XRT) and Regional banking—SPDR® S&P Regional Banking ETF (NYSE:KRE)—closed higher on the week and were sitting close to new highs.

Additionally, the Biotech space—iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB)—was able to hold its 50-week moving average at $145.17.

Last, we have the Semiconductors—VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSE:SMH). Like IWM, it was relatively unchanged for the week closing +0.25% on Friday.

The important takeaway is that every Family member held over main support, with XRT and KRE sitting close to new highs along with IYT placing another consecutive all-time high for the week.

ETF Summary

  • S&P 500 (SPY) New all-time highs.
  • Russell 2000 (IWM) Cleared back over the 50-DMA at 223.33.
  • Dow (DIA) New highs.
  • NASDAQ (QQQ) Doji day. Resistance the 10-DMA at 336.01.
  • KRE (Regional Banks) 71.53 resistance.
  • SMH (Semiconductors) Watching for second close over the 50-DMA at 241.74.
  • IYT (Transportation) New highs.
  • IBB (Biotechnology) Next support 146.82.
  • XRT (Retail) Holding over the 10-DMA at 93.94.
  • Volatility Index (VXXBroke 38 support.
  • Junk Bonds (JNK) Flirting with the 10-DMA at 109.02.
  • XLU (Utilities) Support 65.29 held.
  • SLV (Silver) 24.12 support.
  • VBK (Small Cap Growth ETF) 279.26 resistance at the 50-DMA.
  • UGA (US Gas Fund) 34.68 resistance area.
  • TLT (iShares 20+ Year Treasuries) 138.26 50-DMA support.
  • USD (Dollar) Broke support at 90.42.
  • MJ (Alternative Harvest ETF) 20.16 new support.
  • LIT (Lithium) 62.27 pivotal area.
  • XOP (Oil and Gas Exploration) Like to see this hold over 85.69.
  • DBA (Agriculture) 18.67 now support.
Weekly Market Recap: 5 Key Sectors And The Russell Small Caps
 

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