Health Care Sector (XLV) Trading At Top Of Channel; Breakout Watch

After a big Covid run-up, the Health Care Sector ETF (XLV) has traded in a 30 month sideways channel.

But with the stock market trading at new highs XLV is also threatening to break out to new highs.

Bulls want to see as many sector breakouts as possible so add this one to your radar.

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$XLV Health Care Sector ETF “weekly” Chart

Sideways channels create strong support and resistance. So when an asset breaks out of the channel it often leads to a meaningful move. Time to add XLV to your breakout watch list.

If resistance holds, watch how price holds up relative to momentum. A sharp drop in momentum with price declining through the 10/40 week moving averages would be negative.

xlv health care sector etf breakout resistance chart january

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