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How To Profit From The Two Things Consumers Can’t Do Without

March 18th, 2014

investJohn Whitefoot: Another month of cold weather is being blamed for the most recent weak consumer confidence numbers. Read more…

NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLU

Strength and Breakouts In The Utilities ETF

March 17th, 2014

new etfsCorey Rosenbloom: We don’t see Utility Stocks gain as much media coverage or trader attention as high-flying names like Apple, Amazon, PLUG, or Google, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore this sector completely. Read more…

NYSE:XLU

A Quick Investor Guide To Utility ETFs

March 12th, 2014

utility 300X600Utility services play a vital role in a nation’s economic progress as cheap and abundant supply of power keeps the wheels of development rolling. With development comes the need for more power, as cities expand, and the use of new gadgets increases. Read more…

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

Time To Rethink Your Investment Strategy

February 11th, 2014

thinkoutoftheboxJohn Whitefoot: While most astute investors would point to a weak U.S. economy as the reason for the recent lackluster U.S. employment data, economists, in their infinite wisdom, point to Mother Nature. She seems to shoulder a lot of the economic blame in this country. Read more…

NYSE:XLU

Three Sectors That Love Tapering

February 4th, 2014

threeIn the six-plus weeks since the Fed announced that they would begin tapering bond purchases, stocks have been barraged with a series of positive and negative developments. Emerging markets have stoked fear and demand Read more…

NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLV

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

The Utilities Sector Is Looking Less Scary Now

January 22nd, 2014

utilitiesIf you follow my investment views, you know that for the past two years, the utilities sector has been one of my least favorite areas of the market. During that time, the sector has lagged the performance of the broader market by approximately 18%, Read more…

NYSE:XLU

Why This Smart Grid Infrastructure ETF Is A Top Pick

November 11th, 2013

electric grid etfThe utilities sector is known for its non-cyclical nature. We hardly find utility shares garnering massive gains, but the sector is the darling of risk-averse investors thanks to their regulated nature of operations and steady return to shareholders. Read more…

NASDAQ:GRID, NYSE:IDU, NYSE:VPU, NYSE:XLU

ALPS To Begin Trading The Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF (NYSEArca:ENFR)

October 31st, 2013

new8ALPS has announced that they will begin trading the Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF (NYSEArca:ENFR) Friday, November 01, 2013. The Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) generally to the Read more…

FUND LAUNCH, NYSE:ENFR

Fidelity To Begin Trading The Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF (NYSEArca:FUTY)

October 23rd, 2013

newetf1Fidelity has announced that they will begin trading the Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF (NYSEArca:FUTY) Thursday, October 24, 2013. The fund seeks to provide investment returns that correspond, before fees and expenses, generally to Read more…

FUND LAUNCH, NYSE:FUTY

Will Electric Utilities Be Extinct Within a Decade?

September 20th, 2013

electric grid etf: I used to be an electrical engineer. I spent more than 20 years designing and testing semiconductor chips for AT&T Inc.(NYSE:T). The chips I worked on ended up in telephone system central Read more…

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What’s Behind The Strength In Russia ETFs

September 16th, 2013

russiaIt has been a brutal stretch for many of the world’s top emerging markets in 2013, as several have struggled to keep their stock prices afloat in year-to-date terms. Top markets like Brazil and India have slumped under the weight of their currencies, Read more…

NYSE:ERUS, NYSE:RBL, NYSE:RSX

Utilities (XLU) and Staples (XLP): One Of These Defensive Sectors Is Not Like The Other

May 29th, 2013

etfsCorey Rosenbloom: Despite being Defensive Sectors that normally trade together, the Utilities (NYSEARCA:XLU) and Consumer Staples (NYSEARCA:XLP) Sectors have diverged sharply in May, resulting in a breakdown in one and another near-break Read more…

NYSE:XLP, NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLV

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

3 Sector ETFs For Investors Looking For New Safe Havens

April 22nd, 2013

ETFsIt has definitely been a rough couple of days in the stock market. The S&P 500, as represented by (NYSEARCA:SPY), has lost about 2.3% in the past five days, a shift in the trends that investors have seen for much of 2013. Read more…

NYSE:XBI, NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLV




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