Why are natural gas prices so low?

From Nilanjan Choudhury: The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed an as-expected increase in natural gas supplies. However, the injection was higher than the five-year average as the mild spring weather continues to limit heating and air conditioning demand.

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5 Top Semiconductor Equities to Consider Buying This Year

From Zacks Equity Research: Robust demand for memory chips and other semiconductor products, on account of rapid adoption of cloud computing, AI, Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous cars, advanced driver assisted systems (ADAS), gaming, wearables, drones and virtual reality/augmented reality (“VR/AR”) devices, is fueling massive growth in the semiconductor space.

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ETF Areas defying February’s negative Retail Sales number

From Sanghamitra Saha : After rising 0.7% in January, U.S. retail sales dropped 0.2% in February. The reading lagged analysts’ expectations of a 0.3% increase. Reduced purchase of building materials, furniture, clothing, food, electronics and appliances as well as gardening equipment led to the sudden decline (read: January Retail Sales Strong Despite Shutdown: ETF & Stock […]

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5 of the top commodity ETFs of 2019

From Sweta Killa: Broad commodities bounced back strongly after a weak fourth quarter driven by tightening supply and optimism over demand. Additionally, Fed’s dovish stance, which has kept U.S. dollar under pressure, added to the strength. A weak dollar makes dollar-denominated assets attractive for foreign investors, raising the appeal for commodities.

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5 Homebuilder Stocks Likely to Gain in 2019

From Swarup Gupta: Housing stocks were dealt a blow by the release of dismal sectoral data on Feb 26. Home Depot’s (HD – Free Report) dismal fourth-quarter numbers worsened matters. Consequently, the iShares Home Construction ETF (ITB) and the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) each declined at least 0.6%.

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Why The Cannabis Sector Has More Room to Run

From Sanghamitra Saha: Positive developments are palpable in the marijuana industry. Be it acquisitions, expansion into industries like food, beverage, tobacco and cosmetics or legalization, things are increasingly falling into place for marijuana. ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ – Free Report) is up 48.7% this year and appears to have more room to run.