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

Defensive Plays For A Weak Economy [Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF)]

Economy recessionLawrence Meyers: There are plenty of safe havens in the stock market during a weak economy.
NYSE:XLP September 18, 2014 12:36pm

What Procter & Gamble’s Brand Downsizing Means for Your Portfolio [The Procter & Gamble Company(NYSE:PG)]

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
NYSE:KXI August 11, 2014 2:43pm

The Procter & Gamble Company Earnings Lift Consumer Staples ETFs [Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF)]

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.
NYSE:IYK August 4, 2014 3:16pm

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