Buy Alert! Infrastructure Stock Set To Blast Higher

February 18, 2021
By Vlad Karpel

RoboStreet – February 18, 2021

The Pause That Refreshes

Higher than forecasted inflation data and solidly higher-than-expected January retail sales lifted Treasury yields on the long end of the curve to multi-month highs, raising concerns of an increasing rate of inflation that could risk the Fed having to taper QE. 

This week’s FOMC policy statement by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reassured that they are highly cognizant of inflation risks, but see the greater need to maintain the $120 billion monthly bond and mortgage purchases in order to restore economic growth and bolster labor markets. 

Earnings season is winding down and has proven to be very upbeat and broadly better than Wall Street had forecast. Companies have become much more efficient during the pandemic and profits are soaring on lower revenue growth. This is historically the case with any period where there is major economic disruption. 

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The SPY continues to trade in the narrow range. Banks (XLF), and Energy (XLE) continue to lead the market. Growth stocks sold off this week. AAPL crossed below its 50-day moving average.  Short-term, the SPY range remains between $370 and $395. The DXY rebounded today and a stronger dollar will pose a challenge for value stocks short term. TLT remains in the downward momentum as the yield curve steepens. 

The question on everyone’s mind is still: Is this the beginning of the next leg up in the market or is this a short-term bounce followed by another retest of the recent lows (ABC pattern).  At this point, I would not chase the market due to the risk vs the reward.

The key support is now at $370-$375 and I expect the SPY to retest these levels in the next 1-2 weeks. The $388 level is key support for the SPY short-term. 

The bottoming process has started and the worse part of the sell-off is now behind us. Market will finish the bottoming process by end of February and will resume bullish momentum in early March. I would be a buyer using any short-term corrections and use a dollar-cost averaging strategy to accumulate positions. 

Assuming the reflation trade picks up speed, investors will continue to pursue buying and accumulating the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) that is not only seeing its component companies seeing strong pricing power of their products but will be a huge beneficiary of any future infrastructure deal that might be forthcoming. 

Below is a table of the top ten holdings for XLB that include producers of copper, steel, industrial gases, chemicals, paint, coatings, and agricultural seed. This grouping accounts for just over 66% of total assets and is a good way to play the sector as a broad proxy for the sector as a whole.

From the 2-year chart below, shares of XLB powered to new highs back in January before retreating on some well-deserved profit taking. After briefly trading below the 50-day average, XLB has retaken this trendline and looks poised to reassert its upside bias in the weeks ahead. I’m looking at XLB as a viable candidate to be added to our RoboInvestor portfolio as my AI indicators determine.

Within the materials sector, three stocks jump out that on an individual basis have excellent upside potential. Namely LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB), Vulcan Materials Company (VMC), and Nucor Corp. (NUE). Here, we have leading companies within chemicals, aggregates, and steel. 

Let’s isolate one of the three that shows up strongly on my AI platform. Shares of Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) are currently trading around $160 and carry a Model Grade “A” rating that implies a move higher over the near and intermediate-term.

With a 10-day price resistance target of $181.44, that implies a potential gain of 13.4%, which is huge in market where a great many stocks are over-extended. This is when the power of AI is so valuable, spotting great trades where investors aren’t waiting around for the stock to eventually move. Our tools provide short-term forecasting as well as intermediate-term forecasting.

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 “I’m investing my own money in each and every stock as my AI platform identifies.”

And remember we’re not talking about day-trading here.  I’m looking for 50-100% gains inside of the next 3 months, so my weekly updates are timely enough for you to act.

Click Here – To See Where I Put My RoboInvestor Money

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