With the S&P 500 batting up against new recovery highs, what does the short-term sector rotation/strength model show us? Good question!
With midterm elections around the corner, the entire nation is sitting on the edge of their seats, awaiting what some believe will be a major shift in the political balance of power in the halls of
Thomas Graves, Standard & Poor’s equity analyst tells CNBC Why the consumer staples sector has defensive appeal right now. Thomas gives his picks, the Rydex S&P Equal Weight Consumer Staples (NYSE:RHS), Vanguard
Three weeks of second quarter earnings season are in the books. Here’s the status so far broken down by sector (analysis is provided below):
What can the Consumer Discretionary (NYSE:XLY) and Consumer Staples (NYSE:XLP) ETFs tell us about the current state of the market?
The past 45 days have brought about an abrupt change in the markets. After being in a phase of never-wanting-to-go-down from February through April, markets around the globe have turned
Patricia Oey, an ETF analyst at Morningstar, recently compiled the funds with the highest net cash inflows and outflows for April. Oey states that, “Investors poured another $12.2 billion into exchange-traded funds in April 2010, bringing total year-to-date net inflows to $19.9 billion. Flows were
“Thanks to our implicit desire to meet basic needs and feed addictions, consumers will continue to flock to stores to fill up on staples like toilet paper, cigarettes and other
“Unfortunately, job cuts have affected every industry sector. Job cuts in the technology sector (NYSEArca: XLK) have reached the highest level in four years. Even WalMart, a low-price leader and a virtually
“Procter & Gamble(PG) fell 3.5% early today, dragging Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR(XLP) down 1.16% with it. P&G’s slide comes in the wake of a fiscal fourth-quarter earnings drop of 18% from the previous year
“Right now the U.S. is in a deep recession. None of us know for sure when it will end, and the short-term indicators are inconclusive. Yet there is one thing I’ve learned from years of investing: The stock market is not just a big monolith