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 best monthly gain since October 2015, having climbed 9.5% already.
From Dana Lyons: Beleaguered basic materials stocks are approaching a noteworthy long-term chart level.
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 Chinese goods.
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.
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+.
From Jennifer Thomson: In the month of January, the most important factor correlation to performance of developed market stocks has been dividend yield (DY).
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.
From Todd Rosenbluth: CFRA’s Investment Policy Committee raised its weighting on the materials sector to overweight from marketweight last week.
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