Back in April PowerShares came out with its lineup of Small Cap Sector ETFs, making it easier for small-cap investors to play certain sectors of the market. This is a huge deal, and I recommend you
There’s more talk now about an impending deflationary period than we’ve heard in several years and the thing about this churn is that even if we don’t truly experience textbook
Years ago, people would categorize themselves as either “growth” or “income” investors. The latter group typically consisted of people who were either retired or independently wealthy
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):
Investors are starting to pay more attention to Utility Stocks and Utility ETFs of late given the low interest rate environment that doesn’t seem to have an end in sight. With the 10-year Treasury
In a time when fear and uncertainty are causing the stock market to run on a rollercoaster ride, the attractiveness of the utility sector remains intact and for good reason
“When investors want to find places to hide in the stock market, the first thing they should do is determine what they want to hide from. Since economic data and overall first-quarter earnings
Morningstar’s Christine Benz discusses with Scott Burns his top picks for funding an IRA before the April 15
“Now, companies are holding record levels of cash and trying to figure out what to do with it. Since the fundamental outlook from a top-line revenue perspective still does not look great
“While the utilities sector joined the rest of the market in its rebound from the March 2009 lows, it would seem that someone flipped the group’s rally switch to the “off” position. Since peaking
“The largest ETF fund inflow by sector last week was in utilities, new figures have shown. Results published by BlackRock showed that this area saw $140.4 million in the last seven days
“Utility stocks have underperformed the broad market this year. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU), a basket of more than 30 electric and gas producers
One momentum strategy that an investor could implement would be to purchase the best returning US sector ETF(s) over the trailing 3, 6, and 12 months. This strategy has been written about extensively by Mebane Faber, author of The Ivy Portfolio.
Matt Cavallaro from Forbes reports “The inflation trade is beginning to wrap its arms around equity prices for the second consecutive summer. Rising unemployment hasn’t choked off the commodity rally yet, as blistering oil prices have more than doubled from their March lows around $30 a barrel to $73.