Why The Consumer Staples Sector Is Not A Good Place To Hide (XLP)

From Bryce Coward, CFA: The Consumer Staples sector is often viewed as a safe haven; a sector that, because of its inherent cash flow stability, market participants can turn to as a place of refuge when things get shaky.
NYSE:XLP November 3, 2017 6:16am

Is The Consumer Staples ETF (XLP) Rally In Jeopardy?

From Dana Lyons: A popular Consumer Staples fund is testing its bull market uptrend.
NYSE:XLP October 11, 2017 6:26am

Big Tobacco Is About To Pivot To Big Marijuana (XLP)

From Bill Hall: In last week’s Money and Markets article, I told you about how one of America’s biggest sin stock industries is positioning itself to profit from the expected legalization of marijuana at the federal level in the U.S.
NYSE:XLP June 30, 2017 9:35am

The Most And Least Expensive Global Sectors (XLP)

From Bryce Coward, CFA: To say that value is difficult to find in the global equity markets would be an understatement. In fact, when we look at all 44 of the developed market regions and region/sectors, what we find is that in only ten of them is the median company trading at a discount to its own 10-year average multiple.
NYSE:XLP June 21, 2017 6:47am

Investors Flock To Value Stocks As Tech Continues To Plunge (XLP)

Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today looks at the sudden sector rotation in the markets, with investors flocking to value-oriented areas and selling off high-flying technology.
NYSE:XLP June 12, 2017 11:01am

Fund Managers Appear To Be Hedging Their XLP Exposure

Today in our ETF/Index options recap we speak about some downside put activity in the out-performing XLP (SPDR Consumer Staples Select Sector, Expense Ratio 0.14%, $9.2 billion in AUM), which has outpaced the S&P 500 by nearly 200 basis points year-to-date.
NYSE:XLP June 6, 2017 12:45pm

Look To The Consumer Staples ETF (XLP) As A Wider Market Indicator

From Chris Ciovacco: While the primary trend still strongly favors the bulls, the bears have made some progress on the momentum and vulnerability fronts.
NYSE:XLP May 24, 2017 7:11am

Trump’s New Policies Could Spell Trouble For These Sector ETFs

From Zacks: President Donald Trump gave a lot to U.S. stocks since election in terms of Trump rally and took the Dow Jones Industrial Average to the 20,000 mark for the first time in history.
NYSE:XLP January 31, 2017 7:02am

Procter & Gamble’s Blockbuster Earnings Bode Well For Consumer Staples ETF

From Zacks: One of the most famous names in the consumer products world – Procter & Gamble (PG - Free Report) – gave investors sweet surprises on January 20, 2017 by beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both earnings and sales in second-quarter fiscal 2017. In addition, the company’s projection on organic sales contained an upbeat tone.
NYSE:XLP January 25, 2017 7:46am

Consumer Staples A Must-Own Amid A New Administration

From Marshall Hargrave: A new president for the next four years can create some uncertainty. If you look back over the last 180 years or so and the numerous presidential elections, it turns out that recessions and bear markets tend to start in the first two year’s of a president’s term.
NYSE:XLP January 18, 2017 6:53am

Traders Are Betting On A Big Decline In This Consumer Staples ETF

magnifying-glassAnalyst Paul Weisbruch delves into some interesting options activity in a well-known consumer ETF, along with some other related funds that investors should be keeping an eye on.
NYSE:XLP October 31, 2016 11:26am

Tobacco Merger News Boosting Consumer Staples ETF

shredded-tobaccoToday brings news of multiple potential tobacco mega mergers, which placed attention to a handful of major consumer-focused exchange traded funds with large tobacco exposure.
NYSE:XLP October 21, 2016 3:52pm

Buy This ETF Before Warren Buffett Strikes Again

warren-buffettIf we'd have to zero in on one ETF that could see the biggest boost from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) writing a check to acquire a company, investors should look no further than the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLP).
NYSE:BRK.A July 24, 2016 12:31pm

Can The U.S. Consumer Continue To Hold Up The World?

economyConsumer spending is critical to the economy, yet remains sluggish. Russ Koesterich discusses why that may be the case for some time to come.
NYSE:XLP April 13, 2016 2:34pm

Market Sectors To Buy In 2016

money and investingLawrence Meyers:  2015 is drawing to a close and it has not been a grand year for the overall market. The S&P 500 is down 2% year-to-date and the Nasdaq up a mere 4%. That performance isn’t fantastic, but most investors are probably happy if they escape the year with a gain.
NYSE:PEJ December 15, 2015 3:37pm

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