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Tackle Today: Energy Remains the Champ

April 14, 2022

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«Price Don’t Lie.»

I gave defensive sectors and utilities their due yesterday. Now, let’s get back to the more exciting places for traders to play. If energy stocks didn’t go down when crude oil tumbled from $130 to $93, do you really think they will decrease if oil starts to ramp again?

Probably not.

I find the relative strength of XLE and friends during crude’s recent volatility impressive. And now that oil is popping off support in the mid-nineties, perhaps XLE can finally blast through $80 and give us another upswing.

There are many tempting setups in the space: XOP, DVN, HAL, OXY, OIH, CVX, XOM. Keep them on your radar. Oil says so.

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Chart of the Day: Energy Sector ETF ($XLE)

Chart of the Day: Energy Sector ETF ($XLE)

The Energy Sector keeps chipping away at $80 resistance. Looks like a coiled spring. Give me a pop. You know you want to.

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