BATS:XLE   SPDR Select Sector Fund - Energy Select Sector
Energy stocks have been ripping all year, but now there’s a potential reversal pattern in the key sector ETF.

The SPDR Energy Fund has made higher lows and higher highs since mid-May, but the lows have ascended more quickly than the highs. The result has been a rising wedge. That’s a potential bearish reversal pattern with highs failing to confirm the enthusiasm of the lows.

Next, the Parabolic SAR indicator just flipped from a bullish reading to a bearish reading.

Third is the Moving Average Distance indicator at the bottom of the chart. This Custom Script shows price’s distance from a moving average -- in this case the 50-day simple (SMA). Notice how it recently neared the top of its range. While this isn’t a definitive signal in isolation, it shows how Energy is out of step with the broader market. (The S&P 500 is 7 percent under its 50-day SMA while Energy is 9 percent above.) This may create the potential for some catchup to the downside.

Finally, you have the level around $89.22 where XLE peaked in November 2014 before beginning a six-year slide. The fund’s failed breakout through this area could also suggest longer-term resistance remains in effect -- at least for the time being.

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