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

April 13th, 2016

economyConsumer spending is critical to the economy, yet remains sluggish. Russ Koesterich discusses why that may be the case for some time to come. Read more…

NYSE:XLP, NYSE:XLY

Market Sectors To Buy In 2016

December 15th, 2015

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. Read more…

NYSE:PEJ, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLP

Are The Strongest S&P Sectors Favoring The Bulls?

September 24th, 2015

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. Read more…

NYSE:XLP, NYSE:XLV, NYSE:XLY

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

May 13th, 2015

buyers and sellersMarshall Hargrave:  Consumer staples stocks could be getting a little long in the tooth. Read more…

NYSE:XLP

The Best Consumer Staples Funds To Buy Now

February 12th, 2015

investKent Thune:  Consumer staples funds can be an ideal addition to a portfolio during the late phase of a market cycle. Read more…

NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLP

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

January 30th, 2015

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. Read more…

NYSE:IYK, NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLP

Defensive Leadership: A Showstopper For Bull Market?

November 11th, 2014

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 Read more…

NYSE:TLT, NYSE:VOO, NYSE:XLP, NYSE:XLY

Fed Ends QE Stimulus Program, Welcomes New Uncertainty

October 31st, 2014

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? Read more…

NYSE:XLP

Defensive Plays For A Weak Economy

September 18th, 2014

Economy recessionLawrence Meyers: There are plenty of safe havens in the stock market during a weak economy. Read more…

NYSE:XLP

What Procter & Gamble’s Brand Downsizing Means for Your Portfolio

August 11th, 2014

procterandgambleSpring cleaning came around late this year for The Procter & Gamble Company(NYSE:PG). On August 1, the company announced it would clean house by striking as many as 100 brands from the Read more…

NYSE:KXI, NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLP

The Procter & Gamble Company Earnings Lift Consumer Staples ETFs

August 4th, 2014

new etfsOne of the most famous names in the consumer products world – Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) – reported a mixed-bag fourth-quarter 2014 on August 1, before the opening bell with earnings surpassing the estimate and the top line missing by a whisker. Read more…

NYSE:IYK, NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLP

ETF Impact On Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo, Inc. Earnings

July 28th, 2014

market outlookThe low-carb craze may be in the best interest of a lot of people, but it is the worst nightmare for the many in the beverage industry. The rising health consciousness has been a drag for cola giants for quite some time now. Still, two cola as well as food behemoths Read more…

NYSE:IYK, NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLP

Consumer Staples ETFs To Watch On Philip Morris International Inc. Stock Slide

July 8th, 2014

new etfsCigarette giant Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) is seeing tumbling volumes as anti-tobacco campaigns have led to a sizable decline in demand. Read more…

NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLP

ETFs To Watch On July Fourth Gas Price and Storm Threats

July 3rd, 2014

new etfsSweta Killa: July Fourth sparks a festive mood with summer travel, shopping and dining being in the cards of almost everyone. But will this festive lineup be marred by the recent spike in gas prices and a tropical storm that is forecast for this weekend? Read more…

NYSE:IYT, NYSE:RTH, NYSE:XLP

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




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