Why is the Materials Sector performing so well this month?

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.
NYSE:XLB June 13, 2019 3:34pm

Could Basic Materials Bounce Soon?

From Dana Lyons: Beleaguered basic materials stocks are approaching a noteworthy long-term chart level.
NYSE:XLB October 24, 2018 6:56am

China’s Trade Backlash Could Affect These ETFs (XLB)

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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.
NYSE:XLB April 9, 2018 6:36am

Copper Strength Propelling Basic Materials ETFs (XLB, IYM) Higher

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.
NYSE:XLB October 5, 2017 11:04am

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Represents A Huge Investing Opportunity

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+.
NYSE:XLB March 16, 2017 9:47am

The Lowest-Yielding Stock Sectors Are Outperforming In 2017

From Jennifer Thomson: In the month of January, the most important factor correlation to performance of developed market stocks has been dividend yield (DY).
NYSE:XLB February 16, 2017 6:18am

This Materials ETF Is A Clear Outperformer So Far In 2017

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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.
NYSE:XLB January 25, 2017 9:25am

Time To Get Bullish On Materials

From Todd Rosenbluth: CFRA's Investment Policy Committee raised its weighting on the materials sector to overweight from marketweight last week.
NYSE:XLB November 29, 2016 11:16am

Sometimes It’s What You DON’T Own That Boosts Your Odds Of Success (XLF, XLB, XLI, SPY, BAC, C, GS)

Ron Rowland: It’s easy to get caught up in recent stock market action. Then there are investment advisors who often go to the other extreme, urging their clients to ignore current events and think “long term.” The correct answer is somewhere in between.
NYSE:SPY November 3, 2011 4:16pm

Energy & Materials Will Ride High This Earnings Season; But 2012 Is Another Story (SPY, USO, XLB, JJC, ERX)

David Zeiler: The hottest sectors for the third-quarter earnings season, Energy and Materials, should stay on their winning streak through the next quarter, but will get hit by lagging demand from emerging markets in 2012.
NYSE:ERX October 17, 2011 11:52am

What’s Behind This 5-Day Market Rally? (NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLI)

Despite signals from the bond market that there is a 60% chance of recession and little more than promises from European leaders that they are just about to fix their debt and banking crisis, investors have gorged themselves for five-days at a smorgasbord of cyclical treats and a
NYSE:XLB October 11, 2011 2:28pm

October Signals From The Sector Rotation Model (SPY, XLF, XLB, XLI, XLE, XLV)

Corey Rosenbloom: What is the broader Sector Rotation Model saying about the current state of the stock market? Let’s take a look from two perspectives:  January to October (year to date) and then from the May 2011 peak to present.
NYSE:XLB October 7, 2011 11:55am

Morning Call: Break Below Bear Flag Pattern Back In-Play

US stock futures are pointing to a sharply lower open this morning following yesterday's afternoon plunge. S&P futures are currently down about 16 handles as European markets took the cue from the
NYSE:OIH September 22, 2011 10:46am

Bearish Signals Raise Red Flags As Market Anticipates Fed (GLD, SLV, TLT, XLB, IWM, EEM)

Chris Ciovacco:  We can expect more volatility (up and down) over the next ten days or so. The Federal Reserve has their annual Jackson Hole conference this week. Ben Bernanke is due to deliver public remarks on Friday. In 2010, the Fed used Jackson Hole as a forum to signal a second round
NYSE:EEM August 23, 2011 11:12am

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