The rotation away from large Nasdaq stocks like Tesla has intensified, resulting in the market’s biggest divergence since the dotcom bubble broke a generation ago.
The SPDR Industrial ETF (XLI) set a new all-time closing high on Friday, while the SPDR Technology ETF (XLK) slid for a third straight week. The divergence follows a new trend of investors shifting toward value stocks that can withstand higher interest rates. They’re also looking for companies that can benefit from faster gross domestic product.
In December, Market Insights noted how money was shifting away from large, well-known companies to smaller and less-known companies.
The video-game retailer entered the session with a year-to-date gain of over 1,600 percent, propelled by a short squeeze of epic proportions. Seconds after 10 a.m. ET, it reached a high of $483. GME then reversed and plunged 77 percent to $112.25 by 11:25 a.m. before bouncing.
The DJ Automobile Manufacturers Index ($DJUSAU) has gained 88 percent in the last three months. That’s the biggest gain of more than 150 industry indexes on the TradeStation platform. The Auto Part Index ($DJUSAP) was the second-best performer, up 78 percent. In contrast, the broader S&P 500 has risen 12 percent in the same period.
The S&P 500 slid 1.5 percent between Friday, January 8, and Friday, January 15. It was the index’s sharpest decline since the week ended October 30. The Nasdaq-100 slid 2.3 percent, while the Russell 2000 rallied 1.5 percent. That divergence between big and small has been typical lately as money shifts to value stocks and newer companies.
ADP’s private-sector payrolls report on Wednesday and the Labor Department’s non-farms payrolls report on Friday both missed estimates. They were also negative — showing actual job losses — for the first time in at least six months.
An upgrade by Goldman Sachs was the latest catalyst for the stock, already up 609 percent this year. Analyst Mark Delaney based his call on macro and micro factors.