Topley’s Top Ten – May 6, 2020

1.The Buffet Indicator Up to Date Q1 2020.

The Latest Data-With the Q1 GDP Advance Estimate, we now have an updated look at the popular “Buffett Indicator” — the ratio of corporate equities to GDP. The current reading is 156.3%, up from 156.0% the previous quarter.

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Topley’s Top Ten – April 30, 2020

1.Sector ETF Changes Since 2/19 Highs.


This morning, we highlighted the recent performance of sector ETFs noting how Health Care has led the way higher rising the furthest above its 50-DMA.  Consumer Discretionary (XLY), Technology (XLK), Materials (XLB), Communication Services (XLC), and Consumer Staples (XLP) each had also risen above their 50-DMAs.  Given their outperformance, as shown in the table below, headed into today these were the sectors closest to their levels on the S&P 500’s last all time high on February 19th.  The Health Care ETF (XLV) actually headed into today less than 2% away from its 2/19 levels and XLP was also under 10% away.

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