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The One Chart Stock Market Bulls Can’t Ignore

February 3rd, 2014

technical-lookMoe Zulfiqar: There are many indicators that can give us an idea about where key stock indices may be headed. It may seem obvious, but always remember that nothing is certain until it happens. As I say quite often in these pages, trying to predict Read more…

NYSE:DOG, NYSE:XLU

Is The Federal Reserve Helping Main Street?

September 19th, 2013

mainstreet: After five years of pumping trillions into the U.S. economy, the average American really is no better off than before the Federal Reserve initiated its unprecedented economic stimulus efforts. This is in spite of Federal Reserve  Read more…

NYSE:DBP, NYSE:XLU

Three ETFs To Avoid As Interest Rates Rise

August 6th, 2013

ratesAlthough it looks as if the Fed will not taper that quickly, yields on bonds have already risen. Plus, with solid economic data, the likelihood of a scaling back of QE has increased, putting many investors on edge. Read more…

NYSE:REM, NYSE:XLP, NYSE:XLU

Should You Jump Into Cyclical ETFs As The U.S. Economy Gets Better?

May 28th, 2013

Economy recession: As the risks in the stock market increase, investors most often run towards defensive stocks. The main reason behind this phenomenon is that companies that are considered defensive provide investors with a stream of dividends Read more…

NYSE:PEJ, NYSE:XLU

3 Sector ETFs That Are Leading The Market

May 21st, 2013

new etfsAfter recording a short pullback, the S&P 500 once again returned to growth thereby recording multiple sessions of gains and closing at multi-year highs. This recent rise in the benchmark index was mostly led by encouraging data on home prices Read more…

NYSE:XLP, NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLV

How To Get Defensive From A Market Downturn With ETFs

May 9th, 2013

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 Read more…

NASDAQ:VCSH, NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:XLP, NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLV

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

December 12th, 2012

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, Read more…

NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLI, NYSE:XLK, NYSE:XLP, NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLV, NYSE:XLY

Utility ETFs Offer Intriguing Opportunity (XLU, VPU, IDU)

November 26th, 2012

ETF Base: Utility companies are back in the headlines as investors reconsider their preference for dividend-paying equities with uncertain tax policy coming in 2012. Key utility sector indexes are off more than 6% in the last month while forward yields look compelling for conservative investors. Read more…

NYSE:IDU, NYSE:VPU, NYSE:XLU

How To Build A Simple (But Effective) Safe Haven ETF Portfolio (AGG, DBP, IDV, KXI, XLU)

September 12th, 2012

Daniela Pylypczak: The global economic slowdown has certainly changed the way investors now choose to allocate their assets. Many play a game of musical chairs, shifting exposure to sectors of the market that can provide them with more favorable returns. Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:DBP, NYSE:IDV, NYSE:KXI, NYSE:XLU

Ed Dempsey: It’s Too Expensive to Be Defensive (XLU, XLK)

July 10th, 2012

If Macy’s put signs in its windows, suddenly announcing that everything was 25% off, people would be lined up in the street looking to take advantage of the deal. On Wall Street however low prices seem to be a deterrent. Right now the Read more…

NYSE:XLK, NYSE:XLU

Carol Pepper, Pepper International, Offers ETF Picks for `Sideways’ Market (DVY, XLU, AMJ)

June 22nd, 2012

Carol Pepper, chief executive officer at Pepper International, Doreen Mogavero, chief executive officer of Mogavero Lee & Co., and Komal Sri-Kumar, chief global strategist at TCW Group Inc., talk about the outlook for U.S. stocks and their investment strategies. They speak with Read more…

NYSE:AMJ, NYSE:DVY, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:XLU

Minimize Volatility With These Two ETFs (XLK, VXX, XLU)

June 21st, 2012

Benjamin Shepherd: The S&P 500 has given up 7 percent since peaking in April 2012, primarily because of uncertainty regarding Greece’s commitment to the terms of its bailout.  Read more…

NYSE:VXX, NYSE:XLK, NYSE:XLU

Comprehensive Guide To Utility ETF Investing (XLU, VPU, IDU, FUI, RYU, FXU, PUI)

May 14th, 2012

Eric Dutram: Despite recent market turmoil, 2012 has been a good year for the stock markets so far. After a dismal performance of the broader markets in the previous fiscal year, we finally seem to be treading along the paths of economic recovery, at least in the U.S. Read more…

NYSE:FUI, NYSE:FXU, NYSE:IDU, NYSE:RYU, NYSE:VPU, NYSE:XLU

This Utilities ETF May Be Your Best Choice For Riding Out A Thinly Traded Market (XLU, SO, D, EXC, DUK, NEE, FE)

March 13th, 2012

David Gillie:  Mr. Market believes all the bad news until Election Day is behind him. His assumption may not be unfounded. After more than a year of anxiety and headlines about the crisis in Greece, Read more…

NYSE:XLU

Seven Surprisingly Large ETFs (AMJ, EWZ, MBB, MINT, PFF, XLU, SPY)

February 21st, 2012

Jared Cummans:  Everyone is familiar with the SPDR S&P 500 Fund (NYSEArca:SPY). SPY is by far the most popular ETF in the world, with nearly $100 billion in assets and an ADV around 150 million. Those numbers ensure that this is not only the largest ETF in the world, but one of the largest funds in the Read more…

NYSE:EWZ, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:MINT, NYSE:PFF, NYSE:XLU




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