With the S&P 500 range bound over the past couple of weeks, short term breadth has left something to be desired.  So far in May less than half of trading days have seen a positive net number of advancing stocks in the S&P 500 . As such, and as we noted earlier this week, the 10-day advance/decline lines across sectors had broadly entered oversold territory this week. Some of the more beaten down sectors like Consumer Discretionary and Financials did so to a more extreme degree than other sectors.  But yesterday’s intraday reversal higher marked the first day this week with positive breadth for the index which allowed the 10-day A/D lines of Communication Services, Energy, Utilities and the S&P 500 to exit oversold territory. Meanwhile breadth for Consumer Discretionary, Financials, Industrials, Materials, and Real Estate all remain pretty weak. Start a two-week free trial to Bespoke Institutional to access our Daily Sector Snapshot and much more.

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