Despite the strong U.S. Equities market at the end of this week, I did not anticipate we would see over-bought sectors of the market which in turn will impact the Carson portfolio. As you see in the second screenshot below, six of the ten sectors are over-bought when means we will set Trailing Stop Loss Orders (TSLOs) for those sectors should they currently be held in the new Carson portfolio. This is the first test for the Carson.
What a difference one month makes. This week four of the seven major index are bullish. It is important to note that the two broadest indexes, NYSE and NASDAQ, did not join the over-bought rush. This indicates the smaller stocks have yet to catch up to the larger cap securities.
Now we come to the all important sectors of the market. If any of your portfolios are holding Discretionary (VCR), Financial (VFH), Health (VHT), Industrial (VIS), or Technology (VGT), it is time to place your TSLOs.
I hope you can read the yellow on red cells. Not all readers will want to follow my example. I will be placing 3% TSLO on VHT and VGT as both are in the 70% zone. Since VCR, VFH, VIS, and VAW are in the 80% zone, I’ll be placing 2% TSLOs on those sector ETFs as I want to preserve capital. Had any sectors moved into the 90% zone I would place a 1% TSLO as we know they will retreat from the “nose bleed” level. These sell orders will be placed this weekend. Look for a Carson review on Monday as I recall the portfolio holds one or two of these sector ETFs.
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