Golden Cross with Energy ETF at Historic Levels

AMEX:XLE   SPDR Select Sector Fund - Energy Select Sector
The SPDR Energy ETF had a historic selloff last year, but now it’s holding some key levels as an important chart pattern appears.

First, XLE spent the last two weeks of 2020 holding roughly $37.90. That was near the low from March 2009. Looking back even further, it’s also near a high from November 2004. That’s when crude oil began its major ramp toward $100.

Next, XLE’s 50-day simple moving average (SMA) rose above its 200-day SMA last week: a golden cross reversal pattern. It’s the first time the fast line has been over the slow line in more than 2-1/2 years.

The fundamental picture could also be improving as the Saudis hold OPEC+ in check. There are clearly risks to crude oil, but the current situation could be starting to resemble 2003 with a strengthening global economy and weakening dollar. Copper, gold and silver have already rallied. Will black gold follow and climb the wall of worry?

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