By Jeff Pietsch
The majority of tracked ETFs ended the second week of the year lower on Friday's options expiration rout, including the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY), down -0.8%. Bucking the move were the "Safety Sectors," including Utilities (NYSEARCA:XLU), Consumer Staples (NYSEARCA:XLP) and Healthcare (NYSEARCA:XLV), Large-Cap Value (PWV +0.2%) stocks, and long-dated Treasuries (TLT +2.0%).
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This corrective move left select Commodities (NYSEARCA:DBC) and Emerging Markets (NYSEARCA:EEM) the most oversold of the lot. Meanwhile, inasmuch as most equity indices have been tightly range bound, the S&P has likewise been unable to record back-to-back losses since December 7th and 8th. I wonder if we aren't overdue in that regard?
Holiday shortened week three of 2010 features the following reporting calendar and rotation model selections (a new feature for 2010!):