Until proven otherwise, the two strongest market sectors are still consumer staples and healthcare. And both are defensive categories. Chart 1 shows the Consumer Staples Select (SPDR) trading at a new eight month high after breaking through its spring high. It's nearing a test of its record high formed last December. Its relative strength ratio (below chart) has been rising since last summer when the market started to peak. Chart 2 shows the Health Care SPDR (XLV) bottoming at the end of June. The XLV has exceeded its spring high and its 200-day moving average. Its relative strength line turned up during May when the last market rally ended. The simplest way to play the two sectors is through these ETFs. If you're a stock picker, there are lots to choose from.