Trump’s New Policies Could Spell Trouble For These Sector ETFs

From Zacks: President Donald Trump gave a lot to U.S. stocks since election in terms of Trump rally and took the Dow Jones Industrial Average to the 20,000 mark for the first time in history.
NYSE:XLP January 31, 2017 7:02am

Procter & Gamble’s Blockbuster Earnings Bode Well For Consumer Staples ETF

From Zacks: One of the most famous names in the consumer products world – Procter & Gamble (PG - Free Report) – gave investors sweet surprises on January 20, 2017 by beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both earnings and sales in second-quarter fiscal 2017. In addition, the company’s projection on organic sales contained an upbeat tone.
NYSE:XLP January 25, 2017 7:46am

Consumer Staples A Must-Own Amid A New Administration

From Marshall Hargrave: A new president for the next four years can create some uncertainty. If you look back over the last 180 years or so and the numerous presidential elections, it turns out that recessions and bear markets tend to start in the first two year’s of a president’s term.
NYSE:XLP January 18, 2017 6:53am

Traders Are Betting On A Big Decline In This Consumer Staples ETF

magnifying-glassAnalyst Paul Weisbruch delves into some interesting options activity in a well-known consumer ETF, along with some other related funds that investors should be keeping an eye on.
NYSE:XLP October 31, 2016 11:26am

Tobacco Merger News Boosting Consumer Staples ETF

shredded-tobaccoToday brings news of multiple potential tobacco mega mergers, which placed attention to a handful of major consumer-focused exchange traded funds with large tobacco exposure.
NYSE:XLP October 21, 2016 3:52pm

Buy This ETF Before Warren Buffett Strikes Again

warren-buffettIf we'd have to zero in on one ETF that could see the biggest boost from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) writing a check to acquire a company, investors should look no further than the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLP).
NYSE:BRK.A July 24, 2016 12:31pm

Can The U.S. Consumer Continue To Hold Up The World?

economyConsumer spending is critical to the economy, yet remains sluggish. Russ Koesterich discusses why that may be the case for some time to come.
NYSE:XLP April 13, 2016 2:34pm

Market Sectors To Buy In 2016

money and investingLawrence Meyers:  2015 is drawing to a close and it has not been a grand year for the overall market. The S&P 500 is down 2% year-to-date and the Nasdaq up a mere 4%. That performance isn’t fantastic, but most investors are probably happy if they escape the year with a gain.
NYSE:PEJ December 15, 2015 3:37pm

Are The Strongest S&P Sectors Favoring The Bulls?

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: You may have heard the argument that the stock market looks better than many believe, based on the fact that several key sectors have not rolled over yet.
NYSE:XLP September 24, 2015 4:36pm

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Philip Morris International Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company: Top Consumer Staples Value Picks

buyers and sellersMarshall Hargrave:  Consumer staples stocks could be getting a little long in the tooth.
NYSE:XLP May 13, 2015 12:05pm

The Best Consumer Staples Funds To Buy Now [Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF)]

investKent Thune:  Consumer staples funds can be an ideal addition to a portfolio during the late phase of a market cycle.
NYSE:VDC February 12, 2015 5:23pm

After Weak Procter & Gamble Co Earnings, How Are Consumer ETFs Looking?

ETFsOne of the most famous names in the consumer products world – Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) – let investors down on January 27, 2015 by missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both earnings and sales in second-quarter fiscal 2015 — for the second successive quarter.
NYSE:IYK January 30, 2015 4:48pm

Defensive Leadership: A Showstopper For Bull Market? [Vanguard 500 Index Fund, Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF)]

bearbull1Chris Ciovacco:  The chart below shows the performance of consumer discretionary stocks relative to consumer staples. For most of 2013, discretionary sectors were leading defensive sectors (ratio was rising in 2013). 2014 has been
NYSE:TLT November 11, 2014 5:16pm

Fed Ends QE Stimulus Program, Welcomes New Uncertainty [Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF)]

money and investingChad Shoop: The Quantitative Easing (QE) reign has come to an end, as widely anticipated. But there is a problem … where are we supposed to go from here?
NYSE:XLP October 31, 2014 3:13pm

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