Healthcare Sector On The Verge Of A Major Breakout — Or Breakdown

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From Taki Tsaklanos: The healthcare stock market sector is the outperforming sector in the S&P 500 in February 2017. Though this is an interesting insight for investors, the more important observation is the chart setup of the health sector (which is discussed in more detail in this article).
NYSE:XLV February 26, 2017 6:41am

A Major Recovery Is Brewing In The Biotech & Healthcare Space

From Taki Tsaklanos: Biotechnology was once the darling of stock market investors. Not so anymore, since the summer of 2015 the sector collapsed from 400 points to 250 points in the IBB ETF.
NASDAQ:IBB February 17, 2017 6:33am

The Healthcare Sector’s Performance Has Zero Correlation With Earnings Estimates

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From Eric Bush: Equity returns and earnings estimates should presumably be related. It makes intuitive sense that if earnings estimates are increasing for a sector than equity prices for that sector should trend upwards as well.
NYSE:XLV February 15, 2017 6:39am

Health Care ETFs Are Soaring Amid Big Inflows, Muted Trump Worries

Even though rhetoric out of Trump’s White House lately has sounded bearish for prescription pill prices, we have seen bullish momentum in the largest Health Care sector fund in the U.S. listed landscape, XLV (SPDR Health Care Select Sector, Expense Ratio 0.15%), as well as substantial inflows this week.
NYSE:XLV February 9, 2017 12:51pm

Health Care Is An Underappreciated Dividend Sector Right Now

From Marshall Hargrave: For investors looking to invest in health care but who want to play it safe, the best bet is companies that offer superior and transformative drugs.
NYSE:XLV January 25, 2017 10:30am

Healthcare And Biotech ETFs Continue Recovery As Money Pours In

Conventional wisdom had Hillary Clinton as “bad” for the Healthcare space, specifically the Biotechs, given her bold statements on the campaign trail in regards to reining in prescription drug costs across the segment if she were to take office.
NYSE:XLV January 11, 2017 12:10pm

Health Care Was The Only Major Sector With Negative Returns Last Year

From David Fabian: When looking over the last decade of sector returns on a year-by-year basis, it’s rare to see health care fall to the bottom of the stack. Yet that unusual event is exactly what occurred in calendar year 2016.
NYSE:XLV January 5, 2017 7:18am

Health Care Presents Unique Buying Opportunity For 2017

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From Grant Bowers & Matthew J. Moberg: With the US stock market roaring ahead to close 2016 on a high note, the question for many investors is whether the momentum can be sustained.
NYSE:XLV December 29, 2016 11:30am

Traders Are Betting Heavily on More Healthcare Stock Declines

pills healthcareHealthcare stocks have not done well during the month of October, and we have seen some November 67 put buyers placing bearish bets on the Health Care SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLV).
NYSE:XLV October 27, 2016 1:59pm

Are Health Care ETFs a Buy Heading Into Earnings Season?

PillsZacks analyst Sweta Killa takes a look at some popular health and biotech ETFs, and examines where the risk/reward lies as we progress through earnings season.
NYSE:XLV October 24, 2016 11:31am

Options Activity Shows Traders are Betting on a Recovery for This Health Care ETF

Health Care stocks have gotten beaten up a bit in the latter part of August, with the benchmark Health Care SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLV) (Expense Ratio 0.15%) plunging below its 50 day MA five trading sessions ago, and failing to get back above this level.
NYSE:XLV August 31, 2016 12:38pm

These ETFs are On Watch After the Big Pfizer/Medivation Deal

From Zacks: Today's huge M&A deal in the healthcare space has shed the spotlight on a handful of big-time ETFs.
NYSE:XLV August 22, 2016 3:49pm

What ETFs Would Work Best During a Trump Presidency?

donald trumpFrom Zacks Research: As the prime election day is drawing closer, the gap between Republican and Democrat presidential candidates is narrowing, though Clinton is still ahead. As per Real Clear Politics poll average, the lead of Clinton over Trump shrank from 19.6 points (on July 2, 2015) to just 2.8 points on July 20, 2016.
NYSE:XLV July 22, 2016 2:30pm

How To Create Wealth For Yourself With ETFs

hedgefund1Joseph L. Shaefer: If you're ready to hand over your wallet to a hedge fund, I have three words of advice: "Don't do it!" I have written frequently about their exorbitant fees, their hundreds of millions spent stuffing cash in politicians' campaign
NYSE:HUSE October 8, 2013 3:12pm

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