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Time To Ditch Swinging Cyclicals?

April 4th, 2014

wall-street-etfGeorge Leong: The stock market appears to be getting somewhat top-heavy. Scanning through my screens, I am quite amazed to find that the majority of S&P 500 stocks are well above their respective 200-day moving averages, which makes opportunities Read more…

NYSE:XLP

Consumer Spending Growth In February Bad Sign For Investors?

April 1st, 2014

credit card spendingMoe Zulfiqar: The United States Census Bureau reported consumer spending in the U.S. economy—adjusted for price fluctuation—increased by 0.2% in February from the previous month. In January, consumer spending increased by 0.1% after seeing a decline in December. Read more…

NYSE:XLP, NYSE:XLY

ETF To Play The Anemic YOY Change In Retail Sales

March 18th, 2014

retail etfMoe Zulfiqar: Since the beginning of the year, we have been seeing economic data that suggests consumer spending in the U.S. economy is in trouble—we have seen menial growth, if not negative growth. If this trend continues, it could be very dangerous, Read more…

NYSE:XLP

Quick Investor Guide To Consumer Staples ETFs

March 17th, 2014

wall-street-etfThe economic backdrop for the consumer staples sector remained more or less weak in 2013 due to a difficult consumer spending environment. Middle-class consumers struggled to cope with rising gas prices, delayed income tax refunds and higher payroll taxes. Read more…

NYSE:FXG, NYSE:PSL, NYSE:RHS, NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLP

Limit Losses, Boost Gains With These Staple ETFs

March 5th, 2014

etfsMoe Zulfiqar: Consumer spending is highly correlated with consumer sentiment. It makes sense that when consumers believe their jobs are in trouble or they won’t have enough money going forward, they pull back on their spending and only buy what they need. Read more…

NYSE:RTH, NYSE:XLP

Consumer ETFs In Focus On Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Earnings

February 21st, 2014

walmartWal-Mart Stores, Inc.(NYSE:WMT), the largest retail player in the U.S., announced its fourth quarter fiscal 2014 results yesterday. Though the world’s largest retailer provided a disappointing outlook, it managed to meet the consensus estimate for the reported quarter. Read more…

NYSE:RTH, NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLP

Consumer ETFs Slip On The Coca-Cola Company Earnings

February 19th, 2014

ETFsThings are hardly falling into place for The Coca-Cola Company (KO). Yesterday, Coca Cola reported a downbeat fourth-quarter 2013 with earnings matching the estimate and the top line missing by a moderate margin. In addition, the performance Read more…

NYSE:IYK, NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLP

How To Play Lagging Consumer Staples Stocks

February 18th, 2014

investDavid Fabian: Consumer staples stocks have always been known as stalwart anchors for the majority of dividend equity portfolios.  These companies provide essential products and services to consumers that are often thought to be insulated from the threat of a slowing economy.  Read more…

NYSE:FXG, NYSE:XLP

Unpopular Sector ETFs To Start 2014

February 17th, 2014

etfs etfsU.S. stock markets saw a profitable 2013 hitting multi-year highs day in, day out and rewarding investors with a 30% return. The good news spilled over to the ETF world as well with investors injecting a record $188.54 billion into U.S.-listed ETFs in 2013, Read more…

NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLI, NYSE:XLK, NYSE:XLP

January Auto Sales Point To Bleak Future For U.S. Economy

February 5th, 2014

automobileJohn Whitefoot: Despite assurances from analysts, economists, and central bankers, the U.S. economy isn’t faring so well—and the markets are finally beginning to see what we’ve been warning Read more…

NYSE:DEF, NYSE:XLP, NYSE:XLU

Consumer ETFs Drop On Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Outlook

February 3rd, 2014

walmartThe luster is seemingly not returning for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), at least not in this fiscal year. The retail giant has seen underperformances on top- and bottom-line estimates for most of the year. To add to its woes, the staples behemoth Read more…

NYSE:RTH, NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLP

Morningstar’s Ratings Are Not The Final Word

January 29th, 2014

investDavid Trainer: Morningstar’s ETF and mutual fund ratings have been the go-to standard in the fund industry for decades now, and the company does an impressive job of providing research on a massive number of funds to millions of people. Read more…

NYSE:FXG, NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLP

The Procter & Gamble Company Earnings Put Consumer ETFs In Focus

January 28th, 2014

ETF SpotlightLast week, Procter & Gamble (PG) reported a mixed bag second quarter 2014 with earnings surpassing the estimate by a penny and the top line missing by a whisker. In addition, the retention of full fiscal 2014 outlook also failed to arouse optimism among investors. Read more…

NYSE:IYK, NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLP

Best and Worst ETFs, Mutual Funds By Sector

January 17th, 2014

etfsDavid 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…

NYSE:VTI, NYSE:XLP

Sector Rankings For ETFs and Mutual Funds

January 13th, 2014

etfs etfsDavid Trainer: For the first quarter of 2014, only three sectors manage to even earn a Neutral rating. My sector ratings are based on the aggregation of my fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each sector. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XLP




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