Our calls on the housing stocks have worked out very, very well over the past year. We turned bullish on the group in the 4th quarter of last year...and reiterated that stance over the summer when the ITB home construction ETF broke a key resistance level. Both have been VERY profitable calls.
However, back in April we also said that the group was due for a breather...which is exactly what took place. Right now, despite some better housing data, the group looks ripe for another breather.
Moving to the energy sector, we believe the decline in crude oil of the past two days is nothing more than a normal pull-back after an historic rally on Monday. We also believe the attacks on the Saudi oil fields last weekend is a game changer...as it will raise the risk premium for crude oil going forward. Therefore, the energy stocks have some decent upside potential as we move through the rest of the year.
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Matthew J. Maley
Chief Market Strategist
Miller Tabak + Co., LLC
Founder The Maley Report
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