Archive for the ‘NYSE:XLU’ Category

Utilities and Stocks Breaking To New 52 Week Highs

April 17th, 2014

investingCorey Rosenbloom: Sometimes the simplest things are effective for finding candidates to trade on a short-term or intraday basis. Read more…


How To Profit From The Two Things Consumers Can’t Do Without

March 18th, 2014

investJohn Whitefoot: Another month of cold weather is being blamed for the most recent weak consumer confidence numbers. Read more…


Strength and Breakouts In The Utilities ETF

March 17th, 2014

new etfsCorey Rosenbloom: We don’t see Utility Stocks gain as much media coverage or trader attention as high-flying names like Apple, Amazon, PLUG, or Google, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore this sector completely. Read more…


A Quick Investor Guide To Utility ETFs

March 12th, 2014

utility 300X600Utility services play a vital role in a nation’s economic progress as cheap and abundant supply of power keeps the wheels of development rolling. With development comes the need for more power, as cities expand, and the use of new gadgets increases. Read more…


Should Investors Leave Auto Stocks Behind This Spring?

March 9th, 2014

automobileJohn Whitefoot: According to Wall Street, the cold winter weather is responsible for holding back an economy that’s just itching to take hold. And as we’ve recently learned, when it comes to poor earnings Read more…


An ETF To Boost Your Portfolio Whatever The Weather

March 7th, 2014

etfsJohn Whitefoot: Despite stagnant wages and increased borrowing, Americans ramped up their consumer spending in January. The United States Department of Commerce said earlier this week that consumer spending rose 0.4% in January versus a forecast Read more…


Time To Move To Safe Haven ETFs?

February 19th, 2014

new etfsMoe Zulfiqar: We see there’s a significant amount of economic news mounting against the argument that key stock indices will go higher this year. We see major companies on the key stock indices reporting corporate earnings that are dismal to say the very least. Read more…


How To Profit When Consumer Spending Is In Jeopardy

February 18th, 2014

wall-street-etfMoe Zulfiqar:  Consumer spending is critical when it comes to growth of the U.S. economy. It makes up a significant portion of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP)—about 70%. So, if consumer spending declines even by a little, it can really impact Read more…


3 Sector ETFs That Will Benefit From Declining Rates

February 12th, 2014

ETFsMarkets haven’t been doing very well to start the year, and interest rates have been following stocks lower. In fact, benchmark 10-year government debt has fallen to a yield of 2.7%, a decline of roughly 30 basis points since the start of 2014. Read more…


Time To Rethink Your Investment Strategy

February 11th, 2014

thinkoutoftheboxJohn Whitefoot: While most astute investors would point to a weak U.S. economy as the reason for the recent lackluster U.S. employment data, economists, in their infinite wisdom, point to Mother Nature. She seems to shoulder a lot of the economic blame in this country. Read more…


3 Sector ETFs Braving The Market Slump

February 5th, 2014

investMuch to the surprise of many analysts, interest rates in the U.S. have seen a downward motion in 2014 with the 10-year Treasury yield tumbling 13 basis points to 2.61% over the past one month. Read more…


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…


Three Sectors That Love Tapering

February 4th, 2014

threeIn the six-plus weeks since the Fed announced that they would begin tapering bond purchases, stocks have been barraged with a series of positive and negative developments. Emerging markets have stoked fear and demand Read more…


The One Chart Stock Market Bulls Can’t Ignore

February 3rd, 2014

technical-lookMoe Zulfiqar: There are many indicators that can give us an idea about where key stock indices may be headed. It may seem obvious, but always remember that nothing is certain until it happens. As I say quite often in these pages, trying to predict Read more…


The Utilities Sector Is Looking Less Scary Now

January 22nd, 2014

utilitiesIf you follow my investment views, you know that for the past two years, the utilities sector has been one of my least favorite areas of the market. During that time, the sector has lagged the performance of the broader market by approximately 18%, Read more…


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