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Is NVDA The Strongest Stock In The Strongest Sector?

Looking over some Relative Rotation Graphs this morning showed me that the Information Technology sector is currently the strongest sector in the S&P 500 universe.

XLK is positioned well inside the leading quadrant and is powered further into that space by a long tail. It is difficult to conclude anything else than that this is a strong rotation.

Bringing up the weekly, RRG for technology stocks against XLK shows an image with a high concentration of stocks at the right-hand side of the graph (= positive territory) with tails pointing both up and down. Without zooming in this area is hard to read.

Inside the improving quadrant, however, two tails are standing out for AAPL and NVDA. For this occasion, I want to focus on NVDA but having AAPL inside the improving quadrant at a strong RRG-Heading is not a bad thing either.

The NVDA chart shows a familiar pattern, strong into 2018, a nose dive towards the end and recovering into 2019.

The relative strength for NVDA vs XLK flattened during the first half of 2018 and then dropped together with price followed by sideways movement in the first three months of this year. During this flat period, the JdK RS-Momentum line started to recover, dragging RS-ratio from its lows. This combination is now picking up steam which causes the long tail and strong RRG-Heading inside the improving quadrant.

Outright calling one stock THE strongest in THE strongest sector would be very bold (not my style either) but NVDA is certainly a name to keep an eye on as it is showing good potential.


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Julius de Kempenaer
Senior Technical Analyst,
Creator, Relative Rotation Graphs
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Original author: Julius de Kempenaer
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