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IYR: Short Covering Update

|Includes: iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR)

As discussed in the previous post, if what was being presented with the iShares U.S. Real Estate EFT (NYSEARCA:IYR) was short covering (using the S&P 500 from 2008 as an example), then we should see a decisive and immediate reversal of the prior session's action.

While the previous session's move was not entirely retraced as was seen in the S&P 500 example, we did see an immediate sell-off to a 62% retracement within the first hour of trading.

An immediate, deep retracement with price action hugging the lows the rest of the day is not a sign of strength.

The fact that the price action did not continue higher on such heavy prior-day volume and immediately posted a deep retracement with minimal upward moves thereafter, adds to the analysis that the channel as shown in this report is intact and that the trend is down.

IYR Daily

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As stated previously, interest rates are rising. Taking a look at the ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury ETF (NYSEARCA:TBT) below shows an unmistakable upward trend in interest rates.

All that is missing from this chart is a "surprise" breakout to the upside.

TBT Weekly

We are maintaining our short position in IYR and have a stop in the area of 63.70.


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