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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

What to Expect from Big Tech Earnings (NYSE:SPY, NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:AAPL)

January 22nd, 2013

information technology ITUS stock futures are slightly higher Tuesday following the Martin Luther King Jr Holiday and second-term inauguration of President Barack Obama. The market continues to methodically stair-step higher, holding key levels when it has to in order to Read more…

NASDAQ:QQQ, NYSE:IYT, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLI

Charting The 4 Major Sector ETFs Above Their 2007 High (XLF, XLI, XLB, XLU, XLE)

January 15th, 2013

technical chart lookCorey Rosenbloom: As we turn the corner into 2013, there are four main AMEX Sector SPDR ETFs that have exceeded and trade well above their 2007 “Bull Market” high. Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLI, NYSE:XLU

Simon Baker: Stocks Are Down But Not Out (XLP, XLK, AAPL)

October 15th, 2012

After ripping 14% higher from June until the first week of October, stocks ran headfirst into a wall of worry seemingly too large to climb. Europe, China, the fiscal cliff, etc aren’t new concerns but that doesn’t mean they aren’t real. Investors suddenly care and are Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLK, NYSE:XLP, NYSE:XLV

Markets Bucking the September Trend (XME, XHB, ITB, IYR)

September 25th, 2012

Stifel Nicolaus Managing Director David Lutz explains why the markets are doing well despite the historical trend that September is seen as the worst month for stocks. David tells FOX Business that since 1900, there have been 16 times where there were no down days exceeding Read more…

NYSE:ITB, NYSE:IYR, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XME

Money Printing: Good For Stocks – Bad For Bonds (GLD, SPY, GDX, TLT, XME, AGG, SLV, XLB)

September 15th, 2012

Chris Ciovacco: As Ben Bernanke clearly stated during this week’s press conference, the Fed is trying to inflate the value of 401(k)s and residential real estate, which is another Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TLT, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XME

Seven Reasons Materials Are Poised To Break Higher (XLB)

September 13th, 2012

Chris Ciovacco: Materials may be in the process of switching from market laggards to market leaders. Below we outline six reasons basic materials are worth keeping on your radar: Read more…

NYSE:XLB

Do Risks Create a Buying Opportunity? (FAA, IYT, XLB, ITB)

July 18th, 2012

Chris Harvey of Weeden & Co. explains why global risks may actually make stocks worth buying. Chris also gives a few ETF Read more…

NYSE:FAA, NYSE:ITB, NYSE:IYT, NYSE:XLB

Chart of the Week: Sector Winners and Losers (XLF, XLY, XLI, XLK, XLB, XLE)

April 30th, 2012

Bill Luby: While there was a lot going on in the sector space during the rally from October to April and the pullback earlier in the month, I have yet to see any sort of detailed explanation of what happened during these two periods. Read more…

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




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