NFTRH+; Materials Sector

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The Materials sector got a massive hype infusion with the election of Donald Trump and his wall and infrastructure building inclination.  For those interested in the sector for fundamental reasons, here is the setup in XLB, which has been consolidating toward support in what looks like a bull flag.  This view is of the entire post-election environment.


Here is a weekly view of XLB with a measured target that is +22% from current levels.

xlb weekly chart

Here is a daily of XLB’s leadership, post-election, having disappeared.  In other words, its hype premium is gone and I don’t see that as a bad thing at all.


Finally, here is the fact sheet for XLB (including holdings) from SPDRs, where you can also study dividend history and all other aspects of the ETF.  Again, this update is for anyone interested in the U.S. Materials sector, not a recommendation about the Materials sector (although I am interested in it).

xlb holdings, etc.