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Best and Worst ETFs By Sector

April 8th, 2014

best and worstDavid Trainer: This report focuses on my top picks and pans for all sector funds. I will follow this summary with a detailed report on each sector. Read more…

NASDAQ:IBB, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLF

Best and Worst ETFs In The Consumer Discretionary Sector

January 17th, 2014

best and worstDavid Trainer: The Consumer Discretionary sector ranks third out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 18 ETFs Read more…

NYSE:ITB, NYSE:PEZ, NYSE:PMR, NYSE:XLB

ETF Sector Strength Grid To End October

October 29th, 2013

new etfsCorey Rosenbloom: With October rushing toward a close, let’s take a look at the recent Sector Strength and Weakness grid for the nine major AMEX Sector SPDR ETFs. Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLI, NYSE:XLK, NYSE:XLY

Two Popular ETFs To Watch In The Final Part Of The Year

October 8th, 2013

market outlookThe third quarter of 2013 was a mixed bag for the equity markets. It was a quarter marked by certain domestic as well as global events which could prove to be game changers going forward. Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLV

Market Flat Heading Into Potentially Quiet Week

August 26th, 2013

morningcallWorld markets are mixed this morning but generally little-changed. The big economic event over the weekend was the annual monetary policy summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where many world policy leaders met to Read more…

NYSE:GLD, NYSE:XHB, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLU

Charting The ETF Sector Strength and Weakness On The New Highs

August 1st, 2013

new etfsCorey Rosenbloom: While the S&P 500 itself broke to all-time highs this morning, not all sectors participated in the breakout. Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLY

S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average: Fed Creating Print-Push Demand For Stocks

July 19th, 2013

dollar ben bernankeChris Ciovacco: Don’t Fight The Fed: What exactly does the expression don’t fight the Fed mean? The Fed wants to drive asset prices higher (stocks, housing, & commercial real estate). The Fed can create money out of thin air, which is a very Read more…

NASDAQ:QQQ, NYSE:EEM, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLK

Profit From “Sector Rotation” With These ETFs

May 28th, 2013

ETFsInvestors have been pouring a lot of money into relatively “safer” or so-called “defensive” sectors during the last few months. These sectors have also benefited from investors’ insatiable appetite for yield in the current rock-bottom interest rate Read more…

NYSE:VGT, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLI

It’s Too Expensive to Be Defensive

May 15th, 2013

defenseInsurance is a wonderful thing — especially when you need it. But it’s definitely not free. In fact, the cost of protecting your assets in the stock market has become really expensive, which is why some investment pros are of the mind that the Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLK

Is The Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) In Trouble?

April 9th, 2013

materialsThe start of the New Year also led to the beginning of the much awaited U.S. recovery. The economy started the period on a high note and a solid first quarter performance is a testament to this bullish trend. Read more…

NYSE:XLB

The Stock Market’s Defensive Tone Is Concerning

April 1st, 2013

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco: An extended stock market received an excuse to sell off Monday after a report showed manufacturing activity pointed toward modest, rather than robust, economic growth. From MarketWatch: Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLU

Sector ETFs: How To Profit From Relative Price Trends (XLV, XLB, XLI)

March 8th, 2013

trendMike Burnick: Stocks achieved yet another bullish milestone this week with the DJIA notching a new all time high — surpassing the pre-financial crisis high water mark of 14,164.53 set in 2007. Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLI, NYSE:XLV

Investing In The “Golden Age of Materials Science” With ETFs (XLB, VAW, IYM)

February 20th, 2013

materialsMichael Robinson: How often has your smartphone died during a conference call with your biggest client, or while you’re enjoying the highlight replays of your favorite team’s latest win? Read more…

NYSE:IYM, NYSE:VAW, NYSE:XLB

Europe: The Euro Crisis Is Not Over (IWM, XLB, XLI, XLY, XME, XRT, IJK)

February 4th, 2013

europeChris Ciovacco: With U.S. markets making new highs, many have put Europe on the back burner. It may be time to slide that pot forward a bit. According to the AP: Read more…

NYSE:IWM, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLI, NYSE:XLY, NYSE:XME

Five Sector ETFs Surging To Start 2013 (XLV, XRT, XLF, XLE, XLB)

January 23rd, 2013

fiveEric Dutram: With the fiscal cliff averted, investors have gained confidence in the market and are more open to risky investments. U.S. stocks started the year on a strong note, while improving job and housing data resulted in stocks further gaining strength. In fact many equity ETFs experienced heavy inflows to start fiscal 2013. Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLV, NYSE:XRT




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