Time To Jump Into Retail ETFs? [SPDR S&P Retail (ETF), PowerShares Dyn Leisure & Entert. (ETF)]

retail etfEric Dutram: As we all know, retail sales normally pick up on Black Friday, but this time retailers are displaying a rally ahead of Good Friday as well.  U.S. retailers rejoiced the departure of the harsh winter in March as the group clocked a better-than-expected 1.1%
NASDAQ:PSCD April 15, 2014 5:18pm

The New First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF In Focus [iShares Trust]

in focus spotlightFirst Trust has been famous for its ‘smart indexing’ and unique approach under which the issuer looks to pick better stocks in countries or sectors. The company has just announced a relatively fresh-themed product targeting sectors with high price appreciation
NYSE:FDN March 19, 2014 4:01pm

Time To Bet On Consumer Discretionary ETFs? [SPDR S&P Retail (ETF), Consumer Discretionary SPDR (ETF), PowerShares Dyn Leisure & Entert. (ETF)]

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.
NYSE:FXD March 14, 2014 1:11pm

3 Top Ranked Consumer ETFs For The Holiday Season

etfs etfsThe holiday season saw a weak start as early store openings, large discounts and attractive promotional offers by many retailers failed to drive budget-constrained consumers to shops.
NYSE:FXD December 16, 2013 3:54pm

Are These Retailers Worth The Investment?

retail-shopping: Consumer confidence in the U.S. economy is bleak, and if it doesn’t pick up, the economic growth in the U.S. economy will be in jeopardy, and those who are highly affected by it—companies in the consumer discretionary sector—will face troubles.
NYSE:FXD December 3, 2013 12:44pm

Bad News On Main Street Is Good News For S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average

mainstreetJohn Whitefoot: Bad news on Main Street is good news for Wall Street. Illogical heads prevailed on Tuesday after the U.S. government announced that the unemployment rate dipped to an ever-so-modest 7.2% in September, from 7.3% in August.
NYSE:FXD October 24, 2013 11:17am

Two Questions That Will help You Figure Out If A Stock Is Right For You

question: In the early 1990s, as soon as I would get home from work, I’d turn on CNBC’s predecessor FNN, soaking up all of the financial wisdom that I could. At that time, I was just learning about
NYSE:FXD October 7, 2013 12:07pm

3 Consumer ETFs To Watch On Consumer Sentiment Drop

retail-shoppingDespite the upbeat tone in the market following the decision of the Fed to hold off on tapering, the drop in the U.S. consumer sentiment comes as a slight downer.
NYSE:FXD October 1, 2013 11:29pm

Three Cyclical ETFs For An Improving Economy

Economy recessionNeena Mishra: Markets have remained range bound of late as participants continue to analyze every bit of economic or Fed related news for clues regarding ‘tapering’ of the QE program. Federal Reserve’s FOMC minutes released last week failed
NYSE:FXD September 3, 2013 3:33pm

3 Consumer ETFs To Consider For Your Portfolio

retail-shoppingThe market is shaping up pretty nicely for consumer stocks as we approach the second half of the year. We have seen strong data in a number of key areas that are important to the consumer, suggesting that a continuation of the bull run could
NYSE:FXD May 31, 2013 4:50pm

Stock Up On These ETFs As Spending Is Surging (RTH, XLY, FXD)

Neena Mishra: U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.0% during the third quarter of 2012, aided by robust consumer spending and housing recovery.
NYSE:FXD October 30, 2012 11:06pm

Three Years Later: Best Performing ETFs Since Markets Bottomed Out (GXG, EES, FXD, XRT, RCD, THD, IDX)

Michael Johnston:  For many investors, March 9, 2009 was a major turning point; on that day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below 6,550, capping a disastrous stretch that had erased billions of dollars from portfolios around the world. Fortunately, that proved to be the low point of the recent

NYSE:EES March 13, 2012 2:13pm

Beyond XLY: Considering Consumer Discretionary ETFs (FXD, PSCD, RCD, VCR, BJK, PBS, PEJ, AXDI, IPD)

Michael Johnston: Though the year is still very young, 2012 has gotten off to a promising start for investors. Major stock indexes have generally climbed higher throughout the first few weeks thanks
NYSE:FXD January 30, 2012 11:16pm

Markets: Moving Higher But Be Careful (XRT, FXD, SPY, DIA, IWM, QQQ)

On whipsaw price action, stocks rallied strongly after early session selling, to close near the highs of the day. The day began with the market gapping higher followed by sharp selling in the first half hour of trade. However, stocks recovered quickly and rallied virtually the entire day and surged into the close.
NYSE:FXD November 4, 2011 10:07am

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