What Lies Ahead For Homebuilder ETFs? [D.R. Horton, Inc., Lennar Corporation, PulteGroup, Inc., KB Home]

homebuildersAfter a strong rebound last year, the housing sector has been struggling since frigid weather conditions and lower demand for homes raised concerns in the space from the beginning of the year.
NYSE:ITB May 15, 2014 5:19pm

Best and Worst ETFs By Sector [iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF), Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd, Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF]

best and worstDavid Trainer: This report focuses on my top picks and pans for all sector funds. I will follow this summary with a detailed report on each sector.
NASDAQ:IBB April 8, 2014 12:00pm

Best and Worst ETFs In The Consumer Discretionary Sector [McDonald’s Corporation, Consumer Discretionary SPDR (ETF)]

best and worstDavid Trainer: The Consumer Discretionary sector ranks third out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 18 ETFs
NYSE:ITB January 17, 2014 3:56pm

ETF Sector Strength Grid To End October

new etfsCorey Rosenbloom: With October rushing toward a close, let’s take a look at the recent Sector Strength and Weakness grid for the nine major AMEX Sector SPDR ETFs.
NYSE:XLB October 29, 2013 1:15pm

Two Popular ETFs To Watch In The Final Part Of The Year

market outlookThe third quarter of 2013 was a mixed bag for the equity markets. It was a quarter marked by certain domestic as well as global events which could prove to be game changers going forward.
NYSE:XLB October 8, 2013 4:12pm

Market Flat Heading Into Potentially Quiet Week

morningcallWorld markets are mixed this morning but generally little-changed. The big economic event over the weekend was the annual monetary policy summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where many world policy leaders met to
NYSE:GLD August 26, 2013 10:29am

Charting The ETF Sector Strength and Weakness On The New Highs

new etfsCorey Rosenbloom: While the S&P 500 itself broke to all-time highs this morning, not all sectors participated in the breakout.
NYSE:XLB August 1, 2013 4:05pm

S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average: Fed Creating Print-Push Demand For Stocks

dollar ben bernankeChris Ciovacco: Don’t Fight The Fed: What exactly does the expression don’t fight the Fed mean? The Fed wants to drive asset prices higher (stocks, housing, & commercial real estate). The Fed can create money out of thin air, which is a very
NASDAQ:QQQ July 19, 2013 2:41pm

Profit From “Sector Rotation” With These ETFs

ETFsInvestors have been pouring a lot of money into relatively “safer” or so-called “defensive” sectors during the last few months. These sectors have also benefited from investors’ insatiable appetite for yield in the current rock-bottom interest rate
NYSE:VGT May 28, 2013 12:30pm

It’s Too Expensive to Be Defensive

defenseInsurance is a wonderful thing — especially when you need it. But it's definitely not free. In fact, the cost of protecting your assets in the stock market has become really expensive, which is why some investment pros are of the mind that the
NYSE:XLB May 15, 2013 11:18am

Is The Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) In Trouble?

materialsThe start of the New Year also led to the beginning of the much awaited U.S. recovery. The economy started the period on a high note and a solid first quarter performance is a testament to this bullish trend.
NYSE:XLB April 9, 2013 4:15pm

The Stock Market’s Defensive Tone Is Concerning

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco: An extended stock market received an excuse to sell off Monday after a report showed manufacturing activity pointed toward modest, rather than robust, economic growth. From MarketWatch:
NYSE:XLB April 1, 2013 4:21pm

Sector ETFs: How To Profit From Relative Price Trends (XLV, XLB, XLI)

trendMike Burnick: Stocks achieved yet another bullish milestone this week with the DJIA notching a new all time high — surpassing the pre-financial crisis high water mark of 14,164.53 set in 2007.
NYSE:XLB March 8, 2013 5:03pm

Investing In The “Golden Age of Materials Science” With ETFs (XLB, VAW, IYM)

materialsMichael Robinson: How often has your smartphone died during a conference call with your biggest client, or while you're enjoying the highlight replays of your favorite team's latest win?
NYSE:IYM February 20, 2013 4:44pm

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