Tag Archives for: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR

Consumer Confidence Seems To Be Deteriorating

credit card spending: Consumer confidence seems to be deteriorating in the U.S. economy, and if it diminishes further, any economic growth will become questionable. When consumers are confident, they go out and spend, resulting in an increase 
NYSE:XLP August 27, 2013 11:11am

How To Get Defensive From A Market Downturn With ETFs

defense moneyDavid Fabian: With the market continuing to hit new highs on an almost daily basis, many savvy investors are starting to formulate their game plans to weather the next correction in stocks. Like a good game of craps, logic and probability tell
NASDAQ:VCSH May 9, 2013 2:14pm

How To Locate Favorable Buy and Sell Points For Sector ETFs: Technology SPDR, Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR

technical-lookMike Burnick: Stocks suffered a bearish reversal last week with back-to-back days of sharp declines. In fact, last Wednesday’s 108-point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrials wiped out nearly two-week’s worth of gains in just a single session.
NYSE:XLK March 10, 2013 11:23pm

What Warren Buffett Is Signaling About The Economy: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR, H.J. Heinz Company

Economy recessionTom Essaye: Two weeks ago, Warren Buffett made big news when he announced his company, Berkshire Hathaway, was purchasing H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ), the famous ketchup and food producer. The deal was announced during a busy week for mergers: That same week the American Airlines/
NYSE:XLP February 27, 2013 4:16pm

How To Play Housing and Retail ETFs After Recent Data (ITB, XHB, RTH, XLP, VDC)

housing-etfsEric Dutram: Just when the housing market was making a comeback, the sector disappointed the market by posting a fall in housing starts for the month January. Housing starts fell by of 8.5% to 890,000 units in January 2013, after a 15.7% surge in December to 973,000 units.
NYSE:ITB February 25, 2013 6:18pm

3 Of The Best Consumer Staples ETFs (XLP, VDC, KXI, PG, PM, KO, WMT, KO, CL, LVS, MO)

ETF Base: Consumer staples companies – those that make goods that consumers buy time and time again – are known for being leaders in low volatility returns from the equity markets. Consumer staples companies include well known
NYSE:KXI January 1, 2013 4:16pm

9 Select Sector SPDR’s: A Deeper Look At The Holdings In Each ETF

Cory Mitchell: Sector ETFs give you a convenient way to monitor, analyze and trade different sectors of the economy. When the overall stock market—gauged by an index such as the S&P 500—is moving higher, one, two or possibly three sectors will be the strongest,
NYSE:XLE December 12, 2012 12:12pm

Why Consumer Staples ETFs Make Sense? (XLP, PG, HSY, KO, RAI, KFT, SBUX, VDC, IYK, FXG, PBJ)

Sam Subramanian: As economic uncertainty heightens, investors prefer stocks of companies that enjoy stable demand for their products like food, beverages, toothpaste or soap. It is not surprising that the consumer staples companies are performing well.
NYSE:FXG September 26, 2012 4:16pm

Why Consumer Staples Continue To Outperform (XLP, SPY, DG, MCD, PG)

Tom Essaye: Markets have seen a strong rally in recent weeks mainly off of the belief that European officials are committed to saving the euro, something the market was not sure of until recently. Furthermore, there are prospects for more quantitative easing
NYSE:SPY August 15, 2012 1:13pm

Get Lower Wal-Mart Exposure With These Consumer ETFs (RTH, XLP, VDC, XRT, RHS, PSL, WMT)

Eric Dutram: Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), the world’s number one retailer, is finding itself in hot water once again with the general public, this time due to bribery allegations among the firm’s Mexican operations. It has been alleged that the giant was engaged in a scheme over multiple years which may have totaled more

NYSE:PSL April 25, 2012 12:12pm

Three ETFs To Watch This Week (FXE, IEO, XLP, PM, KO, PEP)

Jared Cummans: As earnings season comes to an end, investors will have one more week to focus on blue chip quarterly results to help guide their trades and positions. Last week saw earnings come in as a mixed bag, but that all changed on Friday when unemployment figures shattered the mold and
NYSE:FXE February 6, 2012 12:12pm

Investors: Five (5) Equity ETFs With Low Betas For A Rocky Market (DENT, EATX, HILO, SPLV, XLP)

Jared Cummans:  To call the last few weeks volatile would be an understatement. Markets have some of their most violent trading days in recent memory, as the beginning of August brought multiple days with swings higher than 5% in major equities indices. Amid a botched debt negotiation and
NYSE:DENT September 6, 2011 4:16pm

Sell Until You Can Sleep

In emotional markets, it's often best to take a step back and view the situation as dispassionately as possible. For some, that means a stiff drink. For others, it's a long walk or time with the kids. For me, the best way to remove the emotion of the market is by drawing pictures with a purple crayon. It's a habit that works out particularly well for
NYSE:FAS June 2, 2011 11:11am

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