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Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Goldman Sachs and Toll Brothers

Zacks Equity Research
·4 mins read

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – August 11, 2020 – Today, Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights Features: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. GS and Toll Brothers, Inc. TOL.

Market Levels to Watch

After a week of stocks grinding upward on relatively low volume, investors & traders are finally starting to participate. We are continuing to see that rotation from the “valuation stretched” tech sector and into some well-positioned cyclical names.

Innovation-driven stocks have been pushed to their limits over the past 5 months. The world economy is digitalizing at a prolific rate, catalyzed by the unprecedented global pandemic that has forced society to rely on technology more than ever. Now that the markets got the Q2 figures that it was anticipating from the tech sector, investors are looking for new (underperforming) areas to put money to work, attempting to squeeze every little cent out of rapid economic recovery that everyone is so sure of.

Today the tech-driven Nasdaq 100 is pulling the broader market down while the value-oriented Dow is staying buoyant amid this market rotation.

Nasdaq 100

Above I have pointed out a few key indicators for the Nasdaq 100, which I drew up utilizing TradingView. The next target level for the Nasdaq 100 is 11,600 (168.1% Fibonacci retracement), which I underlined in red above. The index is trading just over 5% below that level, but this market was quite overbought, which you can see from my oscillators where I circled in blue.

I think we have more room to fall from here, and I have some QQQ (QQQ) puts on to hedge my tech-heavy portfolio.  

S&P 500

The S&P 500 is remaining relatively resilient amid today’s tech sell-off, and volumes are the highest they’ve been in almost a month, which I have indicated in black above.

This diversified large-cap index is only about 1% off its February all-time highs, despite Q2 GDP seeing its largest decline in modern history and unemployment remaining at its highest level since the great depression in the 30s. The markets are forward-looking vehicles, and right now, investors have baked in a generously rapid recovery.

According to my RSI and Stochastic oscillators, we are hitting overbought territory, and I would be cautious with buying broader market ETFs.

Final Thoughts

I would be hesitant to put any more money into any of the blown-up tech stocks. I’m personally not a buyer of anything at these overly optimistic levels. Still, if you are itching for some stocks to purchase I would look towards well-positioned banks like Goldman Sachs, utilities such as the high yielding SPDR Utility ETF (XLU), or even home builder like the Toll Brothers, who has been on a tear today.

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