Stocking Up On The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSE:XRT)

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May 13, 2010 1:51pm NYSE:XRT

“Over 1,400 NYSE stocks changed from Stock Trends Bullish to Stock Trends Weak Bullish amid the fray, with Weak Bullish stocks now accounting for 41 per cent of stocks trading on the Big Board


, up from 5 per cent the previous week. Most benchmark indexes also turned Weak Bullish, the first taste of this shifting trend since the beginning of February when the market experienced a setback. A correction is clearly in the works again as the S&P 500 index closed the week 9 per cent below its high of late April,” Skot Kortje Reports From The Globe and Mail.

Kortje goes on to say, “Hit hardest last week were small-capitalization stocks – the Russell 2000 index is now 12 per cent below its April 26 high. But divergence from a bullish trend in the consumer cyclical, industrial and transportation sectors might hold the best opportunity for short-term traders looking for a rebound. Last week’s precipitous fall dropped these sector indexes to their 13-week moving average trend lines, but all remain at least 10 per cent above their level of three months ago, handily outperforming the broad U.S. stock market. Investors willing to stand up to the bearish turn in the stock market believe the global economic recovery has some legs, and that the U.S. consumer is slowly regaining confidence. For that reason, the performance of retail stocks is an important entry on the tip sheet of investors.”

“Despite continued high unemployment and consumer debt concerns, the market has been giving a nod to recovery, with bullish-trending retail stocks outpacing the S&P 500 for most of the past year and a half. Bullish investors undeterred by stock market jitters about sovereign debt problems in Europe will be interested in buying the pullback of retail stocks. The SPDR S&P Retail exchange-traded fund (NYSE:XRT) traded heavily last week – double its weekly average and its most active trading sessions ever. The fund dropped 7 per cent, just slightly more than the S&P 500 index. Retail apparel stocks account for 32 per cent of holdings, representing the largest weighting in the fund. The next largest weighting is in specialty retail and automotive stocks, both of which account for less than half the apparel stocks – so the clothing retailers’ relative strength is an important indicator of the fund’s resilience at the trend line,” Kortje Reports.

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Here are some more details we put together on the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSE:XRT) including a list of the holdings within the ETF below:

SPDR S&P Retail (NYSE:XRT)

The SPDR® S&P® Retail ETF seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before expenses, the total return performance of the S&P Retail Select Industry® Index (ticker: SPSIRETR).  Our approach is designed to produce portfolios with low portfolio turnover, accurate tracking, and lower costs.

Fund Name: SPDR S&P Retail ETF  
Ticker Symbol: XRT      
Holdings: As Of 05/12/2010  
Name Weight Ticker Sector Shares Held
Netflix Inc 2.32 (NFLX) Consumer Discretionary 245203
Jos A Bank Clothiers Inc 2 (JOSB) Consumer Discretionary 355642
Anntaylor Stores Corp 1.94 (ANN) Consumer Discretionary 888986
Caseys Gen Stores Inc 1.89 (CASY) Consumer Staples 573830
O Reilly Automotive Inc 1.82 (ORLY) Consumer Discretionary 424186
Gamestop Corp New 1.81 (GME) Consumer Discretionary 892746
Tractor Supply Co 1.8 (TSCO) Consumer Discretionary 294211
Monro Muffler Brake Inc 1.77 (MNRO) Consumer Discretionary 515981
Officemax Inc Del 1.75 (OMX) Consumer Discretionary 1016634
Family Dlr Stores Inc 1.73 (FDO) Consumer Discretionary 484747
Limited Brands Inc 1.73 (LTD) Consumer Discretionary 722324
Jo-Ann Stores Inc 1.72 (JAS) Consumer Discretionary 421530
Dicks Sporting Goods Inc 1.71 (DKS) Consumer Discretionary 659731
Macys Inc 1.71 (M) Consumer Discretionary 788355
Rent A Ctr Inc New 1.7 (RCII) Consumer Discretionary 747193
Autonation Inc 1.69 (AN) Consumer Discretionary 925120
Best Buy Inc 1.69 (BBY) Consumer Discretionary 427381
Petsmart Inc 1.69 (PETM) Consumer Discretionary 554149
Dress Barn Inc 1.68 (DBRN) Consumer Discretionary 634305
Sears Hldgs Corp 1.68 (SHLD) Consumer Discretionary 165955
Whole Foods Mkt Inc 1.67 (WFMI) Consumer Staples 472379
Tjx Cos Inc New 1.66 (TJX) Consumer Discretionary 407066
Autozone Inc 1.65 (AZO) Consumer Discretionary 101508
Dollar Tree Inc 1.64 (DLTR) Consumer Discretionary 304599
Advance Auto Parts Inc 1.64 (AAP) Consumer Discretionary 406608
Nordstrom Inc 1.62 (JWN) Consumer Discretionary 430585
Urban Outfitters Inc 1.62 (URBN) Consumer Discretionary 470020
Walgreen Co 1.62 (WAG) Consumer Staples 505503
Target Corp 1.62 (TGT) Consumer Discretionary 323110
Childrens Pl Retail Stores 1.62 (PLCE) Consumer Discretionary 403893
J Crew Group Inc 1.6 (JCG) Consumer Discretionary 380218
Kohls Corp 1.6 (KSS) Consumer Discretionary 319501
Gap Inc Del 1.59 (GPS) Consumer Discretionary 752221
Expedia Inc Del 1.59 (EXPE) Consumer Discretionary 768718
Carmax Inc 1.58 (KMX) Consumer Discretionary 732774
Cvs Caremark Corporation 1.58 (CVS) Consumer Staples 495158
Chicos Fas Inc 1.58 (CHS) Consumer Discretionary 1162071
Aeropostale 1.57 (ARO) Consumer Discretionary 608706
Foot Locker Inc 1.57 (FL) Consumer Discretionary 1178496
Tiffany & Co New 1.57 (TIF) Consumer Discretionary 372844
Barnes & Noble Inc 1.56 (BKS) Consumer Discretionary 825789
Collective Brands Inc 1.55 (PSS) Consumer Discretionary 773480
Mens Wearhouse Inc 1.55 (MW) Consumer Discretionary 727410
Ross Stores Inc 1.54 (ROST) Consumer Discretionary 324120
Buckle Inc 1.53 (BKE) Consumer Discretionary 481770
Amazon Com Inc 1.53 (AMZN) Consumer Discretionary 130097
Abercrombie & Fitch Co 1.51 (ANF) Consumer Discretionary 397691
Kroger Co 1.49 (KR) Consumer Staples 770181
Staples Inc 1.48 (SPLS) Consumer Discretionary 732246
Wal Mart Stores Inc 1.46 (WMT) Consumer Staples 318241
Safeway Inc 1.46 (SWY) Consumer Staples 690754
Penney J C Inc 1.46 (JCP) Consumer Discretionary 561165
Costco Whsl Corp New 1.45 (COST) Consumer Staples 285068
Group 1 Automotive Inc 1.44 (GPI) Consumer Discretionary 530965
Hsn Inc 1.43 (HSNI) Consumer Discretionary 580748
Radioshack Corp 1.39 (RSH) Consumer Discretionary 749774
Priceline Com Inc 1.37 (PCLN) Consumer Discretionary 71788
Guess Inc 1.36 (GES) Consumer Discretionary 375036
Gymboree Corp 1.34 (GYMB) Consumer Discretionary 333656
Office Depot Inc 1.33 (ODP) Consumer Discretionary 2154513
American Eagle Outfitters N 1.29 (AEO) Consumer Discretionary 915186
Supervalu Inc 1.24 (SVU) Consumer Staples 1001302
State Str Instl Liquid Resvs 0.22 85749P9A Unassigned 2491802
U.S. Dollar -0.01 CASH_USD Unassigned -97359

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