Materials Sector (XLB) Rally Reaches Trading Price Target

Most materials and hard commodities related stocks have performed well lately.

Today we look at the S&P Materials Sector ETF (XLB) to highlight the rally… and why it may be in need of a pause that refreshes.

XLB appears to have fulfilled an A-B-C measured move. Let’s take a peak at the chart.

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$XLB Materials Sector ETF Chart

When I’m reviewing the price action on a stock, ETF, commodity, etc I like to employ several technical indicators and pattern reviews to manage risk. Today, I highlight the measured move and why XLB may pause here.

As you can see, the rally for XLB from the October low has come in two equal legs that are similar in time and price. We can also see that momentum has been running hot for two months now and at risk for a pause. This tells me that the materials may need some time to consolidate/pullback and refresh before the next setup.

xlb materials sector etf trading measured move chart

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