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Unlocking ETF Trends: Weekly Market Review & MAXLIST Highlights – Mar 17, 2024

In this comprehensive weekly market review, I’ve focused on unlocking ETF trends and highlighting key observations from our MAXLIST. Here’s a summary of the insights and analysis presented:

Purpose of Reviewing ETFs: The primary reason for analyzing ETFs isn’t just an interest in charts; it’s about identifying winning strategies to enhance our investment decisions. By examining ETFs, we can spot potential strengths or weaknesses across different sectors, guiding us toward profitable investments or steering us clear of potential pitfalls.

Strategy Behind ETF Analysis: ETFs offer a window into the performance of sectors and industries. For instance, a thriving technology ETF can lead us to its top holdings, which are often market leaders. This approach is about being systematic and organized, leveraging ETFs to identify leading groups and stocks.

Key Observations Across Various Sectors:

– Technology showed some toppy behavior on daily charts despite an overall uptrend, indicating a cautious approach might be needed.

– Gold and gold miners presented different pictures, with gold ETFs displaying strength and cleaner tops, hinting at potential opportunities.

– Biotechnology, software technology, and medicine sectors were flagged for caution due to either significant drops or lagging performance.

– Oil and gas showed a steady uptrend, suggesting it could be a sector worth exploring for opportunities.

– Home construction revealed signs of high investor emotion due to wide and loose bars on the charts, calling for cautious investment decisions.

– Aerospace and defense, along with real estate and small caps, showed mixed signals, emphasizing the importance of vigilant market analysis.

MAXLIST Highlights: The review also touched upon MAXLIST stocks, which represent big institutional names crucial to fund portfolios. While some stocks like Apple and Alibaba showed signs of caution due to distribution patterns or lack of strength, others like Amazon and Nvidia offered mixed insights with potential base formations or strength in comparison to market trends.

Investment Philosophy Reinforcement: Throughout the review, a recurring theme was the importance of recognizing and aligning with market trends, avoiding emotionally driven decisions, and focusing on clean, simple bases for entry points. The analysis underscored the value of systematic review and the strategic use of ETFs and MAXLIST stocks to navigate market complexities.

This weekly market review and the insights derived from the MAXLIST serve as a foundation for making informed investment decisions, emphasizing the need for discipline, systematic analysis, and an understanding of market trends and sector strengths.

ETFs on our list: ARKG, ARKK, ARKW, BBH, CLOU, ERX, FDN, FFTY, GDX, GDXJ, GLD, HACK, IBB, IBUY, IGV, IHI, IJH, ITB, IVW, JETS, KRE, MDY, OIH, PSJ, QLD, QQQ, SKYY, SLV, SLX, SMH, SOXL, SPY, SSO, TAN, TNA, USO, XAR, XBI, XEC, XHB, XLB, XLK, XOP, XLC, XLE, XLF, XLI, XLP, XLU, XLY, XME, XRT, and XSW. Scanning these ETFs to uncover strength helps us tune in to specific industry groups and sectors.

The MAXLIST™ Review analyzes the performance of the following companies: AAPL, AMZN, BABA, BIDU, GOOGL, GS, MA, META, MSFT, NFLX, NVDA, SQ and TSLA. We evaluate their strengths and weaknesses in the market and identify the opportunities and threats they face. The MAXLIST™ is our exclusive compilation of premier franchise companies recognized as leaders in their respective fields. While not every name on the list may present an immediate investment opportunity, these firms are staples in institutionally managed portfolios, valued for their consistent performance and industry dominance.


Always – Always – Always conduct your own review before initiating any trades. Never simply take our word for it; not only do mistakes happen, but our risk tolerance may not be the same as yours. Never treat the Key List as a “buy list” or a tip service. We are first and foremost an educational service; please always do your own research and trade with care!

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