Time for Mid-Cap Stocks to Outperform Broader Market?

Chris Kimble

Mid-cap stocks have been underperform large-cap stocks for quite some time.

Perhaps, this is a reason for the malaise in the broader market over the past year.

Let’s take a closer look at what’s happening.

In the chart below, we look at the performance ratio of mid cap stocks to large cap stocks, using the S&P Mid Cap ETF (MDY) and the S&P 500 (SPY).

As you can see, it’s been trading in a longer term channel and hit upside resistance in late 2016 / early 2017 at (1). And it has been heading lower ever since.

The decline is currently testing 8-year support (2) with momentum levels oversold and potentially creating a higher low. Mid caps have rallied from these momentum levels in the past (see green markers).

A setup is in play for Mid-cap stocks to outperform Large-cap stocks. Stay tuned!

Mid-Cap Stocks (MDY) / Large-Cap Stocks (SPY) Ratio Chart

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