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

August 5th, 2015

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. Read more…

NYSE:XLB

Material ETFs In Focus On Dow Chemical, DuPont Earnings

July 29th, 2015

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) Read more…

NYSE:IYM, NYSE:VAW, NYSE:XLB

Sector ETFs To Avoid For Q4 Earnings Season

January 12th, 2015

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, Read more…

NYSE:VIS, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLI, NYSE:XOP

These Investments Stand the Test of TIME

December 9th, 2014

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 Read more…

NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLI, NYSE:XLK

Build A ‘Whatever Happens’ Portfolio Now

August 21st, 2014

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 Read more…

NYSE:DOG, NYSE:PCY, NYSE:RWM, NYSE:VQT, NYSE:XLB

The Metals And Mining Sector Is Flashing A Secret Buy Sign

July 9th, 2014

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 Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XME

Red Flags From Major S&P 500 Sectors

June 3rd, 2014

red flag modeWatching the major S&P sectors provides clues on the condition of the broad Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLI, NYSE:XLK, NYSE:XLP, NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLY

Two ETFs To Watch (XLV, XLB)

May 16th, 2014

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 Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLV

What Lies Ahead For Homebuilder ETFs?

May 15th, 2014

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. Read more…

NYSE:ITB, NYSE:XHB, NYSE:XLB

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




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