Copper Strength Propelling Basic Materials ETFs (XLB, IYM) Higher

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From Chris Kimble: Many are of the opinion that what Doc Copper does, can send an important price message about the strength or of lack of in the overall economy. Doc Copper is important to keep a close eye and how Basic Materials stocks are performing can be important to keep aware of.
NYSE:XLB October 5, 2017 11:04am

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Represents A Huge Investing Opportunity

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Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases its report card on the condition of America’s infrastructure, and for the second time since 2013, our nation’s roads, bridges, waterways, airports and more scored a barely-passing D+.
NYSE:XLB March 16, 2017 9:47am

The Lowest-Yielding Stock Sectors Are Outperforming In 2017

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From Jennifer Thomson: In the month of January, the most important factor correlation to performance of developed market stocks has been dividend yield (DY).
NYSE:XLB February 16, 2017 6:18am

This Materials ETF Is A Clear Outperformer So Far In 2017

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From Taki Tsaklanos: The materials sector (XLB ETF) was up 2.7 percent on Tuesday. So far, it is one of the outperforming sectors in 2017.
NYSE:XLB January 25, 2017 9:25am

Time To Get Bullish On Materials

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From Todd Rosenbluth: CFRA's Investment Policy Committee raised its weighting on the materials sector to overweight from marketweight last week.
NYSE:XLB November 29, 2016 11:16am

Which U.S. Companies And Sectors Have The Most Exposure To Brexit

market cautionTyler Durden:  After the dust settles and some fundamental analysis is attempted, what analysts will try to calculate is which S&P500 sectors, and companies, have the most exposure to a post-Brexit UK, a country whose growth expectations have been slashed in angry
NYSE:XLB June 24, 2016 12:36pm

What Can We Learn From Economically-Sensitive ETFs?

etfsChris Ciovacco:  We can learn a lot from the chart below, which shows the performance of economically-sensitive stocks relative to the S&P 500. After the S&P 500 bottomed on February 11, cyclicals (XLY) took the lead off the low as economic confidence started to improve.
NYSE:EWZ April 4, 2016 4:24pm

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

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.
NYSE:XLB August 5, 2015 1:37pm

Material ETFs In Focus On Dow Chemical, DuPont Earnings

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)
NYSE:IYM July 29, 2015 5:17pm

Sector ETFs To Avoid For Q4 Earnings Season [iShares Dow Jones US Energy Sector (ETF), Market Vectors Oil Services ETF]

new etfsAfter a long holiday season, the U.S. markets are now geared up for the Q4 2014 earnings season with a handful of the S&P 500 companies already started announcing their results. However, unlike the second quarter where we saw a 5% plus growth rate,
NYSE:VIS January 12, 2015 5:14pm

These Investments Stand the Test of TIME [S&P 500(INDEXSP:.INX), Materials Select Sector SPDR(NYSEARCA:XLB), Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF)(NYSEARCA:XLE)]

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
NYSE:SPY December 9, 2014 12:20pm

Build A ‘Whatever Happens’ Portfolio Now [Whole Foods Market, Inc., Duke Energy Corp, Pfizer Inc.]

Wall streetJoseph L. Shaefer: I sent a note to our clients earlier today that I think may have value for our loyal readers here, as well. I will share my comments to them, but also remind you of the specific funds, ETFs and individual securities we have previously discussed
NYSE:DOG August 21, 2014 11:57am

The Metals And Mining Sector Is Flashing A Secret Buy Sign [SPDR S&P Metals and Mining (ETF)(NYSEARCA:XME), Materials Select Sector SPDR(NYSEARCA:XLB)]

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
NYSE:XLB July 9, 2014 10:58am

Red Flags From Major S&P 500 Sectors

red flag modeWatching the major S&P sectors provides clues on the condition of the broad
NYSE:XLB June 3, 2014 10:49am

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