Why is the Materials Sector performing so well this month?

From Sweta Killa: The materials sector, which tends to be the most sensitive to global economic growth expectations, is leading the way higher this month, trailing information technology. This is especially true as the sector is on track for the
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NYSE:XLB June 13, 2019 3:34pm

Could Basic Materials Bounce Soon?

From Dana Lyons: Beleaguered basic materials stocks are approaching a noteworthy long-term chart level.
NYSE:XLB October 24, 2018 6:56am

China’s Trade Backlash Could Affect These ETFs (XLB)

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From Zacks: Trade war fears between the United States and China seem to be at its optimum level. President Trump first announced a pair of tariffs on steel and aluminum and then imposed about $50 billion in import duties on
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NYSE:XLB April 9, 2018 6:36am

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
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NYSE:XLB October 5, 2017 11:04am

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Represents A Huge Investing Opportunity

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

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

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

NYSEARCA:XLE, NYSEARCA:XLB
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NYSE:XLB June 24, 2016 12:36pm

What Can We Learn From Economically-Sensitive ETFs?

NYSEARCA:JNK, NYSEARCA:EWZ
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NYSE:EWZ April 4, 2016 4:24pm

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

NYSE:X, NYSEARCA:XLB
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NYSE:XLB August 5, 2015 1:37pm

Material ETFs In Focus On Dow Chemical, DuPont Earnings

NYSE:DOW, NYSE:DD, NYSEARCA:XLB
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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]

NYSEARCA:IYE, NYSEARCA:OIH
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NYSE:VIS January 12, 2015 5:14pm

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