Time To Get Bullish On Materials

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From Todd Rosenbluth: CFRA's Investment Policy Committee raised its weighting on the materials sector to overweight from marketweight last week.
NYSE:XLB November 29, 2016 11:16am

Which U.S. Companies And Sectors Have The Most Exposure To Brexit

market cautionTyler Durden:  After the dust settles and some fundamental analysis is attempted, what analysts will try to calculate is which S&P500 sectors, and companies, have the most exposure to a post-Brexit UK, a country whose growth expectations have been slashed in angry
NYSE:XLB June 24, 2016 12:36pm

What Can We Learn From Economically-Sensitive ETFs?

etfsChris Ciovacco:  We can learn a lot from the chart below, which shows the performance of economically-sensitive stocks relative to the S&P 500. After the S&P 500 bottomed on February 11, cyclicals (XLY) took the lead off the low as economic confidence started to improve.
NYSE:EWZ April 4, 2016 4:24pm

Is United States Steel Corporation (X) Stock Finally Ready To Reverse Course?

steel-beamRick Pendergraft:  The basic materials sector has not been enjoying 2015 at all. Since the end of February, the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLB) has dropped 11.75% and was down over 13.5% at its low before a recent rally.
NYSE:XLB August 5, 2015 1:37pm

Material ETFs In Focus On Dow Chemical, DuPont Earnings

earningsSweta Killa: With the Q2 earnings season on high gear, almost all sectors save retail are seeing busy trading sessions. One that needs special mention is materials which has been garnering enough investors’ interest especially after Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW)
NYSE:IYM July 29, 2015 5:17pm

Sector ETFs To Avoid For Q4 Earnings Season [iShares Dow Jones US Energy Sector (ETF), Market Vectors Oil Services ETF]

new etfsAfter a long holiday season, the U.S. markets are now geared up for the Q4 2014 earnings season with a handful of the S&P 500 companies already started announcing their results. However, unlike the second quarter where we saw a 5% plus growth rate,
NYSE:VIS January 12, 2015 5:14pm

These Investments Stand the Test of TIME [S&P 500(INDEXSP:.INX), Materials Select Sector SPDR(NYSEARCA:XLB), Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF)(NYSEARCA:XLE)]

time1In March, I wrote about four sectors that usually do well during periods of economic growth. The acronym TIME is an easy way to remember them. The sectors are technology, industrials, materials and energy. All four sectors tend to outperform the broader market over long periods of time, though of course any of them could
NYSE:SPY December 9, 2014 12:20pm

Build A ‘Whatever Happens’ Portfolio Now [Whole Foods Market, Inc., Duke Energy Corp, Pfizer Inc.]

Wall streetJoseph L. Shaefer: I sent a note to our clients earlier today that I think may have value for our loyal readers here, as well. I will share my comments to them, but also remind you of the specific funds, ETFs and individual securities we have previously discussed
NYSE:DOG August 21, 2014 11:57am

The Metals And Mining Sector Is Flashing A Secret Buy Sign [SPDR S&P Metals and Mining (ETF)(NYSEARCA:XME), Materials Select Sector SPDR(NYSEARCA:XLB)]

metals and miningThe last three years may have been great for stocks overall, but there’s one sector that has been absolutely punished – metals and miners. The ETF that tracks the Metals and Mining Select Industry Index SPDR S&P Metals and Mining (ETF)(NYSEARCA:XME) is down
NYSE:XLB July 9, 2014 10:58am

Red Flags From Major S&P 500 Sectors

red flag modeWatching the major S&P sectors provides clues on the condition of the broad
NYSE:XLB June 3, 2014 10:49am

Two ETFs To Watch (XLV, XLB) [Materials Select Sector SPDR, Health Care SPDR (ETF)]

market outlookMorpheus Trading: There are a few key sectors that remain above their 50-day moving averages. How these sectors react over the next two weeks should provide us with more clues as to the market's next move. Healthcare ETF (NYSEARCA:XLV) has held up well as of late
NYSE:XLB May 16, 2014 1:09pm

What Lies Ahead For Homebuilder ETFs? [D.R. Horton, Inc., Lennar Corporation, PulteGroup, Inc., KB Home]

homebuildersAfter a strong rebound last year, the housing sector has been struggling since frigid weather conditions and lower demand for homes raised concerns in the space from the beginning of the year.
NYSE:ITB May 15, 2014 5:19pm

Best and Worst ETFs By Sector [iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF), Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd, Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF]

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.
NASDAQ:IBB April 8, 2014 12:00pm

Best and Worst ETFs In The Consumer Discretionary Sector [McDonald’s Corporation, Consumer Discretionary SPDR (ETF)]

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
NYSE:ITB January 17, 2014 3:56pm

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