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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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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

ETFs To Watch On Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Inc Deal

February 18th, 2014

deal handshakeWhile continued sluggishness in retail and job growth data lately cast ominous clouds over the health of the U.S. consumer discretionary sector, the recently signed deal between Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc.  Read more…

NYSE:IYC, NYSE:PBS, NYSE:XLY

3 Things To Know About Currency Hedging

February 10th, 2014

three 3In the past month, non-U.S. developed markets equity ETFs attracted $11.2 billion. Pan-European equity, which I’ve discussed before on the Blog, brought in $4 billion. During the same period, broad-based developed markets equity added $3.7 billion, Read more…

NYSE:HEFA, NYSE:HEWG, NYSE:HEWJ

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




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