XLE : Analysis & Opinions

  1. These Sector ETFs Could Shine After A Rate Hike

    September 11, 2015
    No one seems to know exactly when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. It could happen next week, maybe later this ...
  2. Should You Follow Millionaires into This Sector?

    August 27, 2015
    Millionaire investors—and those who follow them—should take another look at the current economic situation before making ...
  3. Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

    August 24, 2015
    A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange.
  4. ETF Analysis: Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x

    August 18, 2015
    Learn about the Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x (NYSE Arca: ERY) exchange-traded fund (ETF). ERY gains when energy prices drop, ...
  5. The Top 6 ETFs For Investing in Energy

    August 7, 2015
    Find out which energy sector ETFs may be poised for a big future, including options for investors who want clean energy, ...
  6. ETF Analysis: Energy Select Sector SPDR

    July 30, 2015
    Find out more about the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund, the top holdings of this exchange-traded fund and the characteristics ...
  7. The Most Popular ETFs with Financial Advisors

    July 24, 2015
    Financial advisors might continue to perform well by holding these popular ETFs, but time is limited.
  8. Make a Downstream Bet with Oil Refiners

    June 17, 2015
    Now is a good time to bet on the oil refinery sector. Here's why.
  9. The UNG Natural Gas ETF: Best Bet or Stay Clear?

    April 16, 2015
    UNG is a popular natural gas ETF, but if you're going to get involved, then you need to know the risks.
  10. Where And How To Trade Energy Stocks

    March 31, 2015
    Energy futures set a high bar to entry for individual traders and investors, redirecting exposure into sector equities and ...
  11. 4 Reasons Why This Industry Is A Value Trap

    February 15, 2015
    Steel stocks have fallen deeply out of favor with the group losing about 25% of its value over the past year, according ...
  12. In The Week Ahead: The Survey Results That Could Move The Markets

    February 8, 2015
    All major U.S. indices closed in positive territory last week, reversing the previous week's negative closes, led by the ...
  13. Motif Investing vs. ETFs: What's The Difference?

    February 5, 2015
    While there are many apparent similarities between ETFs and newer motif investments, there are also some important differences. ...
  14. These Oil ETFs Offer Cheap, Easy Access

    January 23, 2015
    Interested in investing in oil and the companies that extract and refine it? Here's a list of ETFs. Just be wary of fees.
  15. Commodities Set Up For A Continued Move Lower

    December 11, 2014
    Commodities have been suffering since late summer, and unfortunately for the bulls it doesn’t appear that the situation is ...
  16. Is Now The Time To Buy Oil?

    October 26, 2014
  17. Oil Prices Are At Two-Year Lows -- Should You Buy Now?

    October 26, 2014
  18. How Oil ETFs React To Falling Energy Prices

    August 19, 2014
    Not all ETFs react the same to falling energy prices. Here's a look at a few examples.
  19. Hardest Hit Sectors and Stocks to Avoid

    February 3, 2014
    Two sectors, and stocks within each, that been hardest over the last month, and therefore warrant caution.
  20. 14 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2014

    December 30, 2013
    Major equity indexes kicked off 2013 with a bang as politicians on Capitol Hill steered the nation away from the fiscal cliff ...
  21. Energy Equity ETFs: 4 Things To Consider

    October 31, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds enable investors to reach into nearly every corner of the market with a single convenient and diversified ...
  22. 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) ...
  23. Sectors and Stocks To Watch This Week

    September 30, 2013
    Sector ETFs and stocks to watch in the upcoming week.
  24. How To Build The Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    August 21, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012, along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  25. Daily ETF Roundup: KBE Pops On Morgan Stanley, XLE Jumps As Oil ...

    July 18, 2013
    U.S. equities traded higher today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 logging in fresh highs, following ...
  26. How The ETF Fee War Benefits Investors

    February 28, 2013
    High fees are one of the main ways investor's underperform the market.
  27. How to Build the Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    January 24, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  28. The Most Tradable Stock In Each Sector SPDR ETF

    December 11, 2012
    Sector ETFs give you a convenient way to monitor, analyze and trade different sectors of the economy. When the overall stock ...
  29. The 5 Most Important Chart Patterns For ETF Traders

    December 5, 2012
    Chart patterns are a very useful tool because they occur regularly—providing you with lots of trade candidates—and also provide ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. Huntington Launches Sector Rotation ETF (HUSE)

    July 30, 2012
    Huntington, fresh off its initial foray into the ETF industry in June, has doubled the size of its lineup with the launch ...
  32. Popular Commodity ETFs

    May 29, 2012
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  33. Another Way To Oil

    May 4, 2012
    Another Way To Oil
  34. A Look at Commodity ETFs

    April 25, 2012
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  35. The Week Ahead: Don't Worry About China's Growth

    March 24, 2012
    Economic news from China last week overshadowed improving technicals for in many parts of the market, including the specific ...
  36. A Look at Commodity ETFs

    March 20, 2012
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  37. The Week Ahead: Individual Investors Not Buying

    March 3, 2012
    There’s lots of cash on the sidelines of this aging rally, but investors should not get caught up in the hype. Instead, stay ...
  38. Jim Stack Was Right-and He's Still Bullish

    February 25, 2012
    The expert who famously predicted the housing bubble and the 2009 bull market believes that despite lingering fears in the ...
  39. Do High Gas Prices Really Benefit Oil Stocks?

    February 22, 2012
    There are some unsuspecting consequences to high oil prices.
  40. A Look at Commodity ETFs

    January 30, 2012
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  41. Oil Service Stocks Perking Up

    January 25, 2012
    The oil service stocks are threatening to breakout after consolidating for months.
  42. A Look at Commodity ETFs

    December 19, 2011
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  43. 3 Defensive ETFs with Strong Technicals

    September 1, 2011
    Some of the defensive sectors look like they will continue to show strength, says Michael Thompson, who travels the country ...
  44. The Best ETF for Trading Energy

    August 3, 2011
    Popular ETFs like USO and XLE get most of the headlines, but the charts show that a lesser-known but highly liquid ETF ...
  45. Sweet Summer Sectors

    June 26, 2011
    Health care, consumer staples, and utilities have led the market this quarter, and another sector is now emerging as a strong ...
  46. Out With Risk; In With Safe

    May 27, 2011
    New winners and losers say the market is headed for a major correction, and the disparity is big enough to merit a reallocation.
  47. Oil Stocks Showing Weakness

    May 13, 2011
    Based on recent price action, it could be a long summer for oil stocks.
  48. 7 Commodity ETFs To Know

    February 14, 2011
    Commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to a portfolio.
  49. Plays For OPEC's Rising Forecast

    November 25, 2010
    OPEC’s recent oil demand forecast highlights the need for investors to have an energy component in their portfolios.
  50. Natural Gas Overtakes Coal

    September 17, 2010
    More utilities are shifting away from coal-fired plants to those that use clean natural gas. As this shift continues, companies ...
  51. Increase Your Income With Commodities

    September 2, 2010
    When investors add a commodities component to a portfolio, they generally do so for capital gains exposure.
  52. ETFs For The Individual Investor

    June 24, 2010
    ETFs can give small investors exposure to stocks in areas that time and effort would usually make impossible.
  53. Pain At The Pump, Profit In The Portfolio

    April 13, 2010
    As developed world economies begin to recover, oil prices are on the rise.
  54. Diversifying With Commodity ETFs

    March 23, 2010
    Commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to a portfolio.
  55. Big Oil Dividends

    January 20, 2010
    Oil companies have been on fire lately, but the lack of dividends has left income investors out in the cold. High dividend ...
  56. Use Equity ETFs To Avoid The CFTC Hassle

    November 4, 2009
    Use these equity ETFs to gain natural resource exposure.
  57. Four ETFs For Long-Term Energy Bulls

    August 8, 2008
    Explore four ETFs that are an excellent low-cost and liquid way to play a bounce after the recent energy selloff.
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