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Is United States Steel Corporation (X) Stock Finally Ready To Reverse Course?

August 5th, 2015

steel-beamRick Pendergraft:  The basic materials sector has not been enjoying 2015 at all. Since the end of February, the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLB) has dropped 11.75% and was down over 13.5% at its low before a recent rally. Read more…

NYSE:XLB

Material ETFs In Focus On Dow Chemical, DuPont Earnings

July 29th, 2015

earningsSweta Killa: With the Q2 earnings season on high gear, almost all sectors save retail are seeing busy trading sessions. One that needs special mention is materials which has been garnering enough investors’ interest especially after Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) Read more…

NYSE:IYM, NYSE:VAW, NYSE:XLB

These Investments Stand the Test of TIME

December 9th, 2014

time1In March, I wrote about four sectors that usually do well during periods of economic growth. The acronym TIME is an easy way to remember them. The sectors are technology, industrials, materials and energy. All four sectors tend to outperform the broader market over long periods of time, though of course any of them could Read more…

NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLI, NYSE:XLK

The Metals And Mining Sector Is Flashing A Secret Buy Sign

July 9th, 2014

metals and miningThe last three years may have been great for stocks overall, but there’s one sector that has been absolutely punished – metals and miners. The ETF that tracks the Metals and Mining Select Industry Index SPDR S&P Metals and Mining (ETF)(NYSEARCA:XME) is down Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XME

Two ETFs To Watch (XLV, XLB)

May 16th, 2014

market outlookMorpheus Trading: There are a few key sectors that remain above their 50-day moving averages. How these sectors react over the next two weeks should provide us with more clues as to the market’s next move. Healthcare ETF (NYSEARCA:XLV) has held up well as of late Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLV

ETF Sector Strength Grid To End October

October 29th, 2013

new etfsCorey Rosenbloom: With October rushing toward a close, let’s take a look at the recent Sector Strength and Weakness grid for the nine major AMEX Sector SPDR ETFs. Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLI, NYSE:XLK, NYSE:XLY

Two Popular ETFs To Watch In The Final Part Of The Year

October 8th, 2013

market outlookThe third quarter of 2013 was a mixed bag for the equity markets. It was a quarter marked by certain domestic as well as global events which could prove to be game changers going forward. Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLV

Market Flat Heading Into Potentially Quiet Week

August 26th, 2013

morningcallWorld markets are mixed this morning but generally little-changed. The big economic event over the weekend was the annual monetary policy summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where many world policy leaders met to Read more…

NYSE:GLD, NYSE:XHB, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLU

Charting The ETF Sector Strength and Weakness On The New Highs

August 1st, 2013

new etfsCorey Rosenbloom: While the S&P 500 itself broke to all-time highs this morning, not all sectors participated in the breakout. Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLY

Profit From “Sector Rotation” With These ETFs

May 28th, 2013

ETFsInvestors have been pouring a lot of money into relatively “safer” or so-called “defensive” sectors during the last few months. These sectors have also benefited from investors’ insatiable appetite for yield in the current rock-bottom interest rate Read more…

NYSE:VGT, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLI

It’s Too Expensive to Be Defensive

May 15th, 2013

defenseInsurance is a wonderful thing — especially when you need it. But it’s definitely not free. In fact, the cost of protecting your assets in the stock market has become really expensive, which is why some investment pros are of the mind that the Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLK

Is The Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) In Trouble?

April 9th, 2013

materialsThe start of the New Year also led to the beginning of the much awaited U.S. recovery. The economy started the period on a high note and a solid first quarter performance is a testament to this bullish trend. Read more…

NYSE:XLB

The Stock Market’s Defensive Tone Is Concerning

April 1st, 2013

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco: An extended stock market received an excuse to sell off Monday after a report showed manufacturing activity pointed toward modest, rather than robust, economic growth. From MarketWatch: Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLU

Sector ETFs: How To Profit From Relative Price Trends (XLV, XLB, XLI)

March 8th, 2013

trendMike Burnick: Stocks achieved yet another bullish milestone this week with the DJIA notching a new all time high — surpassing the pre-financial crisis high water mark of 14,164.53 set in 2007. Read more…

NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLI, NYSE:XLV

Investing In The “Golden Age of Materials Science” With ETFs (XLB, VAW, IYM)

February 20th, 2013

materialsMichael Robinson: How often has your smartphone died during a conference call with your biggest client, or while you’re enjoying the highlight replays of your favorite team’s latest win? Read more…

NYSE:IYM, NYSE:VAW, NYSE:XLB




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