Defensive

The equity market showed signs of a defensive rotation today as consumer goods ($XLP), health care($XLV), utilities($XLU), and the latest “defensive sector” $AAPL were all well bid throughout the session. Meanwhile, financials ($XLF), industrials (namely $CAT and $DE), and oil & gas services ($OIH) significantly underperformed:

 

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Names such as $CAT and $FCX are clearly being pressured by renewed China concerns – this is definitely something to keep an eye on.

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