Momentum Screen

Track the long-term trends of market-leading sectors

The long-term trends of all 40 Fidelity domestic sector funds are assessed daily using technical indicators. The funds are then rank ordered based on their price momentum. Investments representing the leading bullish sectors (highlighted in blue) are further evaluated on the fund ratings page.

Fri, Jul 20 2018, 21:22 EDT.



Outperformers

Rank* 3 mo. gain Fund name, industry and quote Long-term trend
1.
   
16.3% Fidelity Select Software & Computer Svcs (FSCSX)
Technology,   Quote: 19.62 0.07 (0.36%)
Bullish
2.
   
14.95% Fidelity Select Biotechnology (FBIOX)
Health Care,   Quote: 242.16 -0.35 (-0.14%)
Bullish
3.
    +2
13.57% Fidelity Select IT Services (FBSOX)
Technology,   Quote: 64.46 0.08 (0.12%)
Bullish
4.
    -1
13.3% Fidelity Select Retailing (FSRPX)
Consumer Cyclical,   Quote: 15.85 -0.06 (-0.38%)
Bullish
5.
    -1
13.12% Fidelity Select Medical Equipment (FSMEX)
Health Care,   Quote: 51.56 0.02 (0.04%)
Bullish
6.
    +2
11.84% Fidelity Select Technology (FSPTX)
Technology,   Quote: 186.87 -0.09 (-0.05%)
  Bearish
7.
   
11.06% Fidelity Select Health Care (FSPHX)
Health Care,   Quote: 256.37 0.04 (0.02%)
Bullish
8.
    +4
10.09% Fidelity Select Semiconductors (FSELX)
Technology,   Quote: 11.46 -0.05 (-0.44%)
Bullish
9.
   
9.94% Fidelity Real Estate Investment (FRESX)
Real Estate,   Quote: 41.81 -0.45 (-1.08%)
Bullish
10.
    -4
9.73% Fidelity Select Multimedia (FBMPX)
Consumer Cyclical,   Quote: 79.05 -0.55 (-0.7%)
Bullish
11.
   
9.57% Fidelity Select Consumer Discretionary (FSCPX)
Consumer Cyclical,   Quote: 46.24 -0.18 (-0.39%)
Bullish
12.
    -2
9.34% Fidelity Select Construction & Housing (FSHOX)
Real Estate,   Quote: 61.21 -0.56 (-0.91%)
Bullish
13.
    +1
8.65% Fidelity Select Computers (FDCPX)
Technology,   Quote: 97.6 0.24 (0.25%)
Bullish
    * The rank and the daily change of rank are calculated using the three-month total return, a commonly used measure of price momentum.

Market Performers**

Rank 3 mo. gain Fund name, industry and quote Long-term trend
14.
   -1
7.59%New Market Performer  
Fidelity Select Medical Delivery (FSHCX)
Health Care;   Quote: 96.05 -0.17 (-0.18%)
Bullish
15.
   +4
6.98% Fidelity Select Consumer Finance (FSVLX)
Financials;   Quote: 16.25 +0.05 (+0.31%)
Bullish
16.
   +1
6.59% Fidelity Select Pharmaceuticals (FPHAX)
Health Care;   Quote: 19.89 +0.05 (+0.25%)
  Bullish
17.
   -1
6.16% Fidelity 500 Index (FUSEX)
Benchmark;   Quote: 97.95 -0.09 (-0.09%)
  Bullish
18.
   -3
6.07% Fidelity Select Natural Gas (FSNGX)
Energy;   Quote: 25.52 -0.07 (-0.27%)
Bullish
19.
   -1
5.34% Fidelity Select Utilities (FSUTX)
Utilities;   Quote: 85.60 -0.61 (-0.71%)
Bullish
20.
   +3
4.32%New Market Performer  
Fidelity Select Consumer Staples (FDFAX)
Consumer Staples;   Quote: 81.11 +0.56 (+0.70%)
New Bullish Trend
    ** A fund is considered a market performer when its three-month return is within +/- 2% of the return of the benchmark S&P 500 index fund.

Underperformers

Rank 3 mo. gain Fund name, industry and quote Long-term trend
21.
    +3
3.63% Fidelity Select Communications Equipment (FSDCX)
Technology,   Quote: 38.24 -0.27 (-0.70%)
  Bearish
22.
    -2
3.45% Fidelity Select Transportation (FSRFX)
Industrials,   Quote: 99.49 -0.12 (-0.12%)
  Bearish
23.
    -2
3.07% Fidelity Select Air Transportation (FSAIX)
Industrials,   Quote: 78.56 -0.47 (-0.59%)
  Bearish
24.
    -2
2.89% Fidelity Select Chemicals (FSCHX)
Materials,   Quote: 161.82 -1.03 (-0.63%)
  Bearish
25.
    +7
2.48% Fidelity Select Defense and Aerospace (FSDAX)
Industrials,   Quote: 179.12 +0.15 (+0.08%)
  Bearish
Alert: trend can change
26.
    +1
2.21% Fidelity Select Natural Resources (FNARX)
Energy,   Quote: 31.05 +0.01 (+0.03%)
  Bullish
27.
    -2
2.12% Fidelity Select Automotive (FSAVX)
Consumer Cyclical,   Quote: 36.09 -0.34 (-0.93%)
  Bullish
28.
    +2
2.03% Fidelity Select Wireless (FWRLX)
Telecom,   Quote: 10.05 -0.02 (-0.20%)
  Bearish
29.
    -3
1.92% Fidelity Select Telecom & Utils (FIUIX)
Utilities,   Quote: 25.95 -0.16 (-0.61%)
  Bullish
30.
    +1
1.77% Fidelity Select Industrials (FCYIX)
Industrials,   Quote: 34.99 -0.05 (-0.14%)
  Bearish
31.
    -2
1.22% Fidelity Select Materials (FSDPX)
Materials,   Quote: 82.81 -0.47 (-0.56%)
  Bearish
32.
    -4
1.18% Fidelity Select Energy (FSENX)
Energy,   Quote: 47.17 -0.09 (-0.19%)
  Bullish
33.
    +3
1% Fidelity Select Banking (FSRBX)
Financials,   Quote: 33.47 +0.19 (+0.57%)
  Bearish
34.
   
0.8% Fidelity Select Leisure (FDLSX)
Consumer Cyclical,   Quote: 159.14 -0.05 (-0.03%)
  Bullish
35.
    +2
0.72% Fidelity Select Financial Services (FIDSX)
Financials,   Quote: 110.94 +0.29 (+0.26%)
  Bearish
36.
    -3
0.64% Fidelity Select Brokerage and Inv Mgmt (FSLBX)
Financials,   Quote: 78.61 -0.33 (-0.42%)
  Bearish
Bottom 5 Underperformers
Rank 3 mo. Fund name, Industry and Quote Trend
37.
    -2
0.4% Fidelity Select Environment & Alt Energy (FSLEX)
Industrials,   Quote: 24.81 +0.03 (+0.12%)
  Bearish
38.
    +1
-2.08% Fidelity Select Insurance (FSPCX)
Financials,   Quote: 66.98 -0.07 (-0.10%)
  Bearish
39.
    -1
-2.11% Fidelity Select Telecommunications (FSTCX)
Telecom,   Quote: 55.60 -0.30 (-0.54%)
  Bearish
40.
    +1
-3.43% Fidelity Select Gold (FSAGX)
Precious Metals,   Quote: 18.86 +0.12 (+0.64%)
  Bearish
41.
    -1
-5.13% Fidelity Select Energy Service (FSESX)
Energy,   Quote: 44.73 -0.20 (-0.45%)
  Bullish

Explain

Relative strength is a technical analysis method that calculates the strongest performers, compared to the overall market.

Relative Strength Ranking

First, we determine the price momentum for each sector fund using the Rate of Change (RoC) indicator. RoC measures the total return of each fund over a period of time. Since our focus is to capture seasonal changes of the equity market, we use the three-month total return for this calculation.

Next, we compare the momentum of the sector funds to the benchmark S&P 500 index fund to identify outperforming and underperforming investments.


Changing Market Conditions

Our sector rotation strategy aims at investing in the fastest growing industry groups during a given stage of the market cycle. However, shifts in sentiment can occur rapidly, often due to economic and geopolitical events, or industry specific catalysts.

The changing market conditions make it important to keep an eye on the daily changes of both the relative strength and the long-term trends of all sectors in order to generate new investment ideas and to avoid risks.



What to look for?   Examples of new investment opportunities include outperformers that turn from bearish to bullish, or bullish funds that become outperformers. When the equity market turns negative, we also keep track of sector funds that become underperformers and bullish sectors that suddenly start a correction.

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