Why are consumer staples stocks trading at 52-week highs?

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From Lizzy Gurdus: Investors are doubling down on the market's staples.
NYSE:XLP April 22, 2019 5:23pm

FDA Seeking “Nationwide Ban” Of Menthol Cigarettes

From Zacks: Earlier this month, the FDA outraged American teenagers by banning flavored nicotine vaping products used with the increasingly popular Juul. 
NYSE:XLP November 16, 2018 1:17pm

Consumer Equities In Focus

From BlackRock: Consumer confidence is soaring in the U.S. and Europe, but imposed and threatened tariffs are combining with disruptive market-related forces to blur the outlook for consumer stocks. Kate explains where to shop around for exposure.
NYSE:XLP September 15, 2018 6:44am

Consumer ETFs Point To Stock Market’s Defensive Posture (XLP)

From Chris Kimble: The consumer has always been a good gauge of the U.S. economy. Similarly, investors can gauge the health of the stock market by looking at consumer stocks.
NYSE:XLP August 7, 2018 6:49am

This Ratio Might Be Sending A Warning Sign To Stocks (XLP)

Technical analyst Chris Kimble looks at an important consumer stocks ratio and sees potential for a major reversal.
NYSE:XLP July 7, 2018 9:34am

What The Recent Breakout Of Growth Over Defense Means (XLP)

From Chris Ciovacco: When investors are confident about future economic outcomes, they tend to prefer growth-oriented XLY (consumer discretionary) over defensive-oriented XLP (consumer staples).
NYSE:XLP May 1, 2018 6:59am

Can Procter & Gamble Save An Ailing Consumer Staples Sector? (XLP)

From Dana Lyons: The stock of Procter and Gamble is presently testing its multi-decade trendline support.
NYSE:XLP March 24, 2018 7:19am

Can The Consumer Staples ETF Keep Its Up Trend Intact? (XLP)

From Dana Lyons: An Up trendline has supported a popular consumer staples ETF without fail on several occasions since the 2009 low; it is under attack again at the moment.
NYSE:XLP March 3, 2018 7:22am

Consumer Staples & Other Counter Cyclical Stocks Are Making New Lows (XLP)

From Bryce Coward, CFA: Counter cyclical stocks, those in the consumer staples, health care, real estate, telecom and utilities sectors, continue to have a tough go at things.
NYSE:XLP February 23, 2018 6:24am

Investors Are Flocking To The Consumer Staples ETF (XLP) Toward Year-End

One beneficiary of beginning of the month inflows is the sector concentrated ETF XLP (SPDR Consumer Staples Select Sector, Expense Ratio 0.14%, $9.4 billion in AUM).
NYSE:XLP December 11, 2017 2:21pm

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)

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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

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