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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

Core CPI Rises At Slowest Pace In 14 Months As Food Costs Jump

August 19th, 2014

inflationTyler Durden: Consumer Price Inflation rose a mere 0.1% MoM in July, its equal lowest since November 2013 and in line with expectations as falling energy and transportation costs (both -0.3% MoM) led the stabilization (with a 5.9% plunge in airfares). Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

The Potential For A Major Breakout In This Retail ETF

August 15th, 2014

sellbuyMorpheus Trading: Following through on Wednesday’s accumulation day, stocks rallied higher across the board, with a few major averages closing in on major resistance. The S&P 500 stopped just shy of the 50-day MA and prior range lows, while the Nasdaq Read more…

NYSE:RTH, NYSE:XRT

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

Profit From China’s Shift In Consumer Spending With This ETF

May 16th, 2014

china etfsGeorge Leong: China is facing some growth issues, but so are the majority of the countries in the Western Hemisphere. Read more…

NYSE:CHIQ, NYSE:FXI, NYSE:FXP

Consumer ETFs In Focus On The Walt Disney Company Report

May 9th, 2014

etfsOne of the largest global entertainment companies, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), has reported impressive results for its fiscal second quarter 2014. Thanks to the stunning success of its blockbuster animated film “Frozen”, the company’s profits Read more…

NYSE:PBS, NYSE:PEJ, NYSE:XLY

Consumer ETFs Get A Boost On Strong Beverage Stock Earnings

April 22nd, 2014

retail-shoppingSluggish trend of carbonated beverages in the wake of rising health consciousness has been a dampener for cola giants in recent times. Still, two cola as well as food bellwethers – Coca Cola Co. (NYSE:KO) and PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) –drew investors’ attention Read more…

NYSE:IYK, NYSE:VDC, 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

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

Time To Bet On Consumer Discretionary ETFs?

March 14th, 2014

ETFsThe passing winter has finally cheered up the markets. The latest job data has topped the consensus estimate, manufacturing readings came in higher than expected, and the geopolitical tension between Russia and Ukraine seems to have taken a brief pause. Read more…

NYSE:FXD, NYSE:PEJ, NYSE:XRT

The Untold Story Of The Tapped U.S. Consumer

March 12th, 2014

economyMichael Lombardi: One of the most important lessons I have learned over my investing career is to go back to the basics when I’m unsure about something and see if it all makes sense. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

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…

NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLY

Should Your Portfolio Strategy Focus On Geopolitical Events?

March 4th, 2014

Wall streetMitchell Clark: Stocks have been choppy since the beginning of the year and geopolitical events are now the near-term catalyst. Read more…

NYSE:XLY

3 Stocks To Consider Shorting

March 3rd, 2014

three 3John Whitefoot: If the stock market is only as strong as the companies that go into making up the index and their earnings are contingent upon consumer spending, then the durable goods numbers don’t really look all that great. Read more…

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