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

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.
NYSE:XLB October 8, 2013 4:12pm

Market Flat Heading Into Potentially Quiet Week

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
NYSE:GLD August 26, 2013 10:29am

Charting The ETF Sector Strength and Weakness On The New Highs

new etfsCorey Rosenbloom: While the S&P 500 itself broke to all-time highs this morning, not all sectors participated in the breakout.
NYSE:XLB August 1, 2013 4:05pm

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

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
NASDAQ:QQQ July 19, 2013 2:41pm

Profit From “Sector Rotation” With These ETFs

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
NYSE:VGT May 28, 2013 12:30pm

It’s Too Expensive to Be Defensive

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
NYSE:XLB May 15, 2013 11:18am

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

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.
NYSE:XLB April 9, 2013 4:15pm

The Stock Market’s Defensive Tone Is Concerning

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:
NYSE:XLB April 1, 2013 4:21pm

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

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.
NYSE:XLB March 8, 2013 5:03pm

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

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?
NYSE:IYM February 20, 2013 4:44pm

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

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:
NYSE:IWM February 4, 2013 1:14pm

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

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.
NYSE:XLB January 23, 2013 5:37pm

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

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
NASDAQ:QQQ January 22, 2013 11:00am

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

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.
NYSE:XLB January 15, 2013 1:22pm

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