Why is the biotechnology sector outperforming the market?

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From Sweta Jaiswal, FRM: The biotech industry has kept its promise for solid returns so far. The rally in some major biotechnology indexes reflects the same. In this context, the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index has returned 17.6% year to date. Following the trend, S&P Biotechnology Select Industry Index has returned around 29%.
NYSE:XBI April 12, 2019 2:10pm

5 Top Semiconductor Equities to Consider Buying This Year

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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.
NYSE:SMH April 4, 2019 11:45am

ETF Areas defying February’s negative Retail Sales number

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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 Bets).
NASDAQ:IBUY April 2, 2019 2:10pm

5 of the top commodity ETFs of 2019

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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.
NYSE:UGA

Investors remain cautious about the semiconductor sector

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From Radhika Pujara : As we conclude first-quarter 2019, most of the discussions are centered on the near-term cloudy outlook for the semiconductor space and performance of the chip-makers.
NYSE:SMH April 1, 2019 1:39pm

iShares Core High Dividend ETF (HDV) Hits a New 52-Week High

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From Sweta Killa: For investors seeking momentum, iShares Core High Dividend ETF (HDV - Free Report) is probably on radar now. The fund just hit a 52-week high and is up about 17.1% from its 52-week low price of $79.39/share.
ETF BASIC NEWS March 13, 2019 12:37pm

5 Homebuilder Stocks Likely to Gain in 2019

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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%.
NYSE:XHB March 1, 2019 3:16pm

China Is Now In A Bull Market, A Look At 5 Top Chinese ETFs

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From Sweta Killa: The Chinese stock market was on fire in February buoyed by optimism over trade deal with the United States. This is especially true as the nearly year-long trade spat between the world's two largest economies seems to be coming to an end after President Donald Trump delayed his plan for raising tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%, indicating chances of a fruitful trade deal (read: 10 ETF Areas to Gain as Trump Delays Additional Tariffs).
NYSE:FXI

Why The Cannabis Sector Has More Room to Run

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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.
NYSE:MJ

Will The Technology Sector Recovery Continue Throughout 2019?

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From Nalak Das: After a disappointing 2018, Wall Street has been gaining momentum steadily in 2019. The technology sector, which bore the brunt of market volatility in 2018, has been recovering impressively so far this year. On Feb 22, the Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK), one of the 11 sectors of the S&P 500 index, gained a significant 1.3%.
NASDAQ:QQQ February 27, 2019 3:36pm

Cybersecurity Sector Rallies on Stronger-Than-Expected Earnings

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From Sweta Killa: Cyber security stocks have been rallying lately on stronger-than-expected earnings. On a year-to-date basis, the stocks have crushed the broader market. Most of the cybersecurity firms beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both earnings and revenues and offered robust guidance.
NYSE:HACK February 11, 2019 4:16pm

A new ETF targeting international online retailing

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From Sanghamitra Saha: A vivid change has been taking place in the retail shopping scenario globally, from brick-and-mortar stores to the digital format. While developed markets adopted this change quite earlier, emerging markets have been witnessing fast penetration of late. The rapid adoption of smartphones has also been making the transition fast.
ETF BASIC NEWS February 6, 2019 4:09pm

Will the pharmaceutical sector have a challenging 2019?

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From Sweta Killa: The Q4 earnings season has commenced and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ - Free Report) was the first drug company to report on Jan 22, before the opening bell. The world's biggest maker of health care products continued its long streak of earnings beat and outpaced the estimate on the revenue front. However, it offered a downbeat outlook for 2019.
NYSE:IHE January 24, 2019 5:19pm

Why Biotech ETFs Are Rallying in 2019

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From Sanghamitra Saha: This year, biotech stocks have seen their best-ever start to a year since 2012. A solid merger-and-acquisition momentum has been instrumental in this rally. The announcement of the mega-merger deal between Bristol-Myers (BMY - Free Report) and Celgene CELG at the beginning of 2019 has set the space on fire. Bristol-Myers has offered $74 billion to take over Celgene.
NASDAQ:IBB

U.S. Government Shutdown: Likely ETF Winners & Losers

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From Sanghamitra Saha: The partial federal government shutdown is now officially the longest on record; having turned 24 days on Jan 14. It has now topped the 21-day closure during the Clinton administration that began in December 1995. No progress in passing a spending bill, wherein Trump demanded funding for $5.6 billion for a border wall that is being opposed by the Democrats, is mainly the reason for the shutdown.
NASDAQ:TLT January 15, 2019 4:06pm

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