The fourth quarter trend of Tech outperforming Financials has been completely flipped on its head in the first week of 2010. The charts below highlight the relative strength of the Financial and Technology sectors versus the S&P 500. For each series, the rising line indicates the sector is outperforming the S&P 500 and vice versa. For the entire fourth quarter, Technology (red line) led the market while Financials (blue line) lagged, but with the change of the calendar came a change of pace. Now, Financials are leading the pack as stocks like Goldman Sachs (GS) escape the 'Whitney Effect', while names like Google (GOOG) can't seem to get out of their own way.
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