That is the second publication of the Market’s Compass Developed Markets ETF Research to be revealed in our Substack Weblog that can spotlight the technical modifications of the 22 DM ETFs that we monitor on a weekly foundation. Previous publications will be accessed through our Substack Weblog, The Market’s Compass web site or by contacting me instantly at

This Week’s and eight Week Trailing Technical Rankings of Particular person ETFs 

The Excel spreadsheet beneath signifies the weekly change within the Technical Rating (“TR”) of every particular person ETF. The technical rating or scoring system is a completely quantitative strategy that makes use of a number of technical concerns that embody however usually are not restricted to development, momentum, measurements of accumulation/distribution and relative power. If a person ETFs technical situation improves the Technical Rating TR rises and conversely if the technical situation continues to deteriorate the TR falls. The TR of every particular person ETF ranges from 0 to 50. The first take away from this unfold sheet needs to be the development of the person TRs both the continued enchancment or deterioration, in addition to a change in route. Secondarily a really low rating can sign an oversold situation and conversely a continued very excessive quantity will be considered as an overbought situation however with due warning over offered circumstances can proceed at apace and overbought securities which have exhibited extraordinary momentum can simply grow to be extra overbought. A sustained development change must unfold within the TR for it to be actionable.

The URTH with This Week’s Complete ETF Rating “TER” Overlayed

The Complete ETF Rating (“TER”) Indicator is a complete of all 22 ETF rankings and will be checked out as a affirmation/divergence indicator in addition to an overbought oversold indicator. As a affirmation/divergence software: If the broader market as measured by the iShares MSCI World ETF (URTH) continues to rally with out a commensurate transfer or greater transfer within the TER the continued rally within the URTH Index turns into more and more in jeopardy. Conversely, if the URTH continues to print decrease lows and there’s little change or a constructing enchancment within the TER a constructive divergence is registered. That is, in a vogue, is sort of a conventional A/D Line. As an overbought/oversold indicator: The nearer the TER will get to the 1100 degree (all 22 ETFs having a person Technical Rating “TR” of fifty) “issues can’t get a lot better technically” and a rising quantity particular person ETFs have grow to be “stretched” the extra of an opportunity of a pullback within the URTH. On the flip aspect the nearer to an excessive low “issues can’t get a lot worse technically” and a rising variety of ETFs are “washed out technically” an oversold rally or measurable low is near be in place. The 13-week exponential shifting common in purple, smooths the unstable TER readings and analytically is a greater indicator of development.

The Complete Technical Rating (“TER”) of the iShares MSCI World Index ETF, (URTH) fell to it lowest degree in nearly two years final week and has fallen from the week earlier than studying of 368.5 to 233.50 and from the February eleventh studying of 435.5 (the date of our final DM Markets Nation ETF Research) publication. Contemplating the tragic escalating struggle within the Ukraine and the potential that it could increase geographically and the financial knock-on results via out all of Europe the present technical situation of the Developed Markets Nation ETFs and their particular person TRs and in flip the TER is hardly a shock. What we are able to say is that the TER is close to a degree that implies a deep over offered situation however there’s nary a sign that it has reached its terminus. 

The Common “TR” Rating of the 22 DM Markets Nation ETFs

The Common Weekly Technical Rating (“ATR”) is the typical technical rating of the 22 Developed Markets ETFs we monitor weekly and is plotted within the decrease panel on the Weekly Candle Chart of the iShares MSCI World Index (URTH) introduced beneath. Just like the “TER”, it’s a affirmation/divergence or overbought/oversold indicator.

The “ATR” of the 22 Developed Markets Nation ETFs has continued to trace decrease over the previous 4 weeks the ATR has fallen from 19.80 on February eleventh to 16.77, 16.75 to 10.61 respectively, extending its downtrend. As will be seen above, each the shorter-term shifting common (purple line) and longer-term shifting common (blue line) of the ATR are nonetheless retreating. That stated the “ATR” has not reached an oversold excessive that we witnessed in December 2018 and has solely simply dropped beneath the March 2020 low. We would want to see a sustained reversal within the ATR and a rally in worth again above the Cloud to counsel a restoration was unfolding.

The Week Over Week Change within the DM Markets Nations Technical Rankings

4 out of twenty-two Developed Markets Nation ETFs we monitor registered improved TRs over the week and 18 declined with the typical TR lack of -6.14. The 2 main the ETFs in enchancment have been the iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund ETF (EWA) rising 9 to 27.5 from 18.5. The iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund ETF (EWC) additionally rose 9 to 32.5 from 23.5 marking the very best TR of the 22 ETFs (weekly charts and holdings are posted beneath). Notice that the EWA registered a brand new TR low in January and MACD of the TR within the decrease panel of the chart didn’t, marking a bullish divergence (purple dashed traces).

ETF Holdings information is courtesy of Bloomberg

EWA Holdings

EWC Holdings

The DM Nation ETFs Weekly Absolute and Relative Worth % Change*

*Doesn’t together with dividends

Solely three of the 22 Developed Markets Nation ETFs we monitor improved on an absolute foundation final week led by the iShares MSCI New Zealand ETF (ENZL) up +2.53% adopted by the aforementioned iShares Australia Index Fund ETF (EWA) up +2.27% and the iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund ETF (EWC) which rose +1.02%. 5 DM Nation ETFs outperformed the iShares MSCI World ETF (URTH) on a relative foundation and 17 underperformed.

The Relative Return of the 22 DM Nation ETFs vs. the URTH Index 12 months to Date*

*Doesn’t together with dividends

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