XLB : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Fidelity Rolls Out 10 Sector ETFs (FDIS, FSTA, FENY)

    October 25, 2013
    Wall Street was in for a mixed bag of earnings this week, with several bellwethers reporting third quarter results. 3M (MMM) ...
  2. An Interesting Year For Tech ETFs

    September 4, 2013
    On the surface, it would appear to be a disappointing year for technology sector ETFs. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ...
  3. 25 Wild ETF Charts From 1H 2013

    July 2, 2013
    Six months have passed in 2013 and the financial world has had plenty to buzz about. From a bull run in U.S. to worries over ...
  4. The Week Ahead: Did Wall Street Strategists Jinx Stocks

    March 22, 2013
    Increasingly daring market forecasts should unpleasantly remind savvy investors of the exuberance of Y2K, and the truth is ...
  5. The Week Ahead: Will Overseas Markets Lead the Way

    February 22, 2013
    Most investors were expecting a correction after the enormous surge in 2013, but evidence from Europe indicates that the ...
  6. Diamond ETF: An Investor's Best Friend in 2013? - ETF News And ...

    January 16, 2013
    The new Diamond/Gemstone ETF (GEMS) from upstart PureFunds is off to a solid start since its recent debut. The product has ...
  7. 4 Top Plays from a Market Leading Sector

    November 29, 2012
    Materials stocks have been leading the recent rebound, and MoneyShow's Tom Aspray looks at the charts of four of the sector's ...
  8. The Week Ahead: What Do Sectors Say About the Economy

    September 29, 2012
    Troubling technical signals appear to be confirmed by recent movements in key sectors, driving up the possibility of a ...
  9. The Week Ahead: How Sorry Will May Sellers Be

    September 15, 2012
    Mantras can be prophetic until they aren't, and those who "sold in May" have already lost out on solid gains. ...
  10. Fed Doesn't Do Much For Sectors That Need Help

    June 21, 2012
    Another Federal Open Market Committee confab has drawn to a close and with hopes for more quantitative easing have once again ...
  11. Who Needs More Stimulus?

    June 20, 2012
    Well, the answer to that question is probably "Nearly every corner of the market, particularly the riskiest sectors." It ...
  12. It's Growing Season for Fertilizer Stocks

    March 20, 2012
    Fertilizer stocks will soon enter a period of seasonal strength, and two stocks in particular look like attractive buys on ...
  13. The Week Ahead: Stocks Need Some Bad News

    January 30, 2012
    Markets are due for a bull-scaring correction that would open more opportunities, but until then investors should stick with ...
  14. A Rock Solid Play In Construction Aggregates

    November 1, 2011
    Construction aggregate firms are poised to profit as infrastructure booms.
  15. The Week Ahead: More "Bizarro World"

    July 31, 2011
    It’s all about the debt-ceiling debate right now, and mounting fears have caused technical damage that will take ...
  16. The Week Ahead: Are Hedge Funds Bailing Out?

    July 17, 2011
    It’s possible that big-time redemptions caused several would-be rallies last week to sputter and die. A short-term ...
  17. Finding High Growth In Chemicals

    June 21, 2011
    Although many industrial stocks have lost some luster in the face of a slowing global economy, the chemicals industry is ...
  18. Add Industrial Production To Your Portfolio

    January 26, 2011
    It seems that the U.S. economy is finally turning a corner and the industrial sector is leading the way.
  19. Top Performing Dow Stocks This Year

    November 12, 2010
    Hunting for stock treasures doesn't mean looking beyond the biggest, most well-known names in American industry.
  20. 3 Best Dow Jones Industrials For 2010

    October 12, 2010
    Well-managed big caps can appreciate with even the most "modern" growth phase companies.
  21. Presidential Cycle Winners

    September 20, 2010
    The presidential cycle is one of the few Wall Street strategies that has the numbers to back it up, and we are in the midst ...
  22. Playing Rising Industrial Production

    August 19, 2010
    Industrial output is on the rise. The recent bump in capacity and output across many major manufacturing sectors should be ...
  23. 3 Insiders Patting Their Stocks On The Back

    July 23, 2010
    An insider purchase can be a stout vote of confidence that a turnaround is inevitable.
  24. The Highest-Gaining Big Caps In The Past Week

    May 17, 2010
    Since the market's plunge on May 5 several big names have tacked on some big gains.
  25. 2009 Worst To Be 2010 Best?

    January 7, 2010
    The last year has been dissappointing for utilities and telecom but the last four weeks suggest 2010 could be much better.
Investing News
  1. Infographic - The Lifecycle of a Bond

    Basic information on how Bonds work.
  2. What $200,000 Will Buy In The Atlanta Real Estate Market

    Atlanta housing prices are up from last year, but they're still lower than the national median. ...
  3. Bubble Bursting? Only For Biotech & Internet Stocks

    The recent sluggish performance of U.S. stocks is leading some market watchers to question ...
  4. What $300,000 Will Buy In The Riverside/San Bernardino Real Estate Market

    The median list price for the San Bernardino/Riverside, Calif. market is $292,800, up 24.6% ...
  5. What Is Worse Than Being At Risk?

    You may have heard the old adage: “What is worse than being lost? Not knowing you are lost.” ...
  6. Can Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Hurt Your Net Worth?

    Saving your money and making double or even triple payments on a mortgage may sound productive, ...
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