The last week of the year saw the broad market index eek out a .03% increase. However, we know that the action is in the sectors, so let's see which cylinders are firing in the market's motor (click on all images for enhanced viewing):
Basic Resources, Oil and Gas and Telecommunications were the winners. Healthcare, Personal and Household Goods and Travel and Leisure were the losers for the week. Taking a look at subsectors, here are the 10 top/bottom performers:
I was interested in the Mobile Telecommunications sector's performance. There are some interesting chart set ups in that sub-sector. I created a chart book for you with the Communications Equipment tickers which you can find here . You can also visit FINVIZ to get a deeper profile for the names in this sector by clicking here.
Short Interest: Here are the sub-sectors with the highest short interest. Note that short interest is updated 2x per month.
To close, I want to present a chart of DWCF, which is the Dow Jones Total Stock Market Index...it includes all US listed stocks that have a readily available quote. You can see a linkable version of this chart here.
I created a chart book for you, which you can access here.
Best wishes for the New Year!