Late last week the iShares Real Estate ETF (IYR) staged a ‘Death Cross'. This is where the ETF's 50-day moving average moves below the 200-day moving average. With the stock below both averages, and the 200-day MA looking ready to curve downwards (and with other indicators such as On Balance Volume showing distribution), it looks like the Real Estate sector is entering a bear market.
I looked up the top-10 holdings of IYR and investigated their charts. I was curious if IYR's poor performance was due to just one or two top stocks, or if the entire sector may be entering a bear market.
The results strongly suggested all the sector's top stocks are weakening or have already entered ‘bear market territory'.
This is not a good time to enter new bullishly-oriented trades in the Real Estate sector, and any existing positions should be monitored closely.
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