XLU : 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. Is It Time For Low Volatility Funds?

    October 14, 2013
    The recent government shutdown, potential debt ceiling breach as well as dour global economic news has once again caused ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Consider This ETF for a Better Investment in Utilities - ETF ...

    June 10, 2013
    Utility ETFs have been slumping, but this fund might be a better choice in this type of environment.
  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. 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 ...
  7. 3 Sector ETFs with Solid Yields - ETF News And Commentary

    November 21, 2012
    Thanks to low bond rates and a seemingly endless parade of QE, investors have pushed to equities for yield. Yet many stocks ...
  8. Charts Are Aligning For XLU

    October 1, 2012
    Back-and-forth trading with a downward bias permeated markets all of last week as profit-taking pressures proved too difficult ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 4 Market-Leading Sectors for Q3

    July 3, 2012
    The technical action in these four sectors suggests that investors should look here as the markets enter the second half ...
  11. Adding Income To Your Portfolio With Infrastructure

    June 26, 2012
    While most investors go for capital gains when investing in infrastructure companies, income seekers have a lot to gain from ...
  12. Seeking Safety This Summer

    June 22, 2012
    A defensive stance could be the best offense going into the summer. The consumer staples, healthcare and utility sectors ...
  13. The Week Ahead: Will Earnings Revive the Rally?

    April 21, 2012
    Despite recent gains, critical market internals suggest the correction is not yet over, but more upside earnings surprises ...
  14. Add Income To Your Portfolio With Infrastructure

    March 20, 2012
    While most investors go for capital gains when investing in infrastructure companies, income seekers have a lot to gain from ...
  15. Add Income To Your Portfolio With Infrastructure

    February 28, 2012
    While most investors go for capital gains when investing in infrastructure companies, income seekers have a lot to gain from ...
  16. 3 Sectors Leading the Charge

    February 8, 2012
    Investors looking for the market’s strongest sectors should look to materials and industrials, whose strong performance ...
  17. Add Income To Your Portfolio With Infrastructure

    January 18, 2012
    While most investors go for capital gains when investing in infrastructure companies, income seekers have a lot to gain from ...
  18. Sector Selection Is the Key for 2012

    January 9, 2012
    A proven combination of technical methods that successfully identified the strongest and weakest sectors in 2011 is applied ...
  19. The Week Ahead: Will the Grinch Steal Christmas?

    December 20, 2011
    The warning flags are up, and time is running out for a solid rally. Be careful, and watch these key indicators over the ...
  20. Money Managers With Huge Yields

    November 29, 2011
    Money managers with gigantic dividends look really attractive, only Europe is looming over everything.
  21. The Utilities Sector Is Still Full Of Bargains

    November 28, 2011
    For those looking for stability in this roller coaster market, the utilities sector should be on the top of your list.
  22. Add Income To Your Portfolio With Infrastructure

    November 16, 2011
    While most investors go for capital gains when investing in infrastructure companies, income seekers have a lot to gain from ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. Add Income To Your Portfolio With Infrastructure

    August 30, 2011
    While most investors go for capital gains when investing in infrastructure companies, income seekers have a lot to gain from ...
  25. The Week Ahead: The Market Doesn't Need Another Storm

    August 28, 2011
    Hurricane Irene looks tough enough, but the barrage of economic news next week could be even more of a problem for the ...
  26. 4 Surviving Sectors

    August 18, 2011
    Only four sectors are higher for the year, but RS analysis indicates that a few are likely to outperform in the months ahead, ...
  27. Utilities: A Better Choice Than Bonds

    August 12, 2011
    With investors seeking safety in treasury bonds, the yields on certain traditional equity income sectors are at juicy levels. ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 3 Sizzling Summer Sectors

    July 22, 2011
    Strong market performance this week has set up favorable risk/reward buying opportunities in top-performing sector ETFs tracking ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. Week Ahead: Fireworks Coming Early?

    June 26, 2011
    Something's got to give as we approach Independence Day, as the quixotic action last week hurt both quick-hit traders and ...
  32. The Week Ahead: Is the Worst of the Selling Over?

    June 21, 2011
    Indicators are mixed, and any number of events next week could tip the scales to the bears or bulls, but sideways trading ...
  33. 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.
  34. Add Income To Your Portfolio With Infrastructure

    April 15, 2011
    While most investors go for capital gains when investing in infrastructure companies, income seekers have a lot to gain from ...
  35. Power Up With Utilities

    November 29, 2010
    Boring, traditional utilities may offer a better bargain for investors.
  36. Finding Gold In Garbage

    August 19, 2010
    While it is a dirty job, the waste management industry could be exactly what a portfolio needs in this time uncertainty.
  37. Finding Yield With Utilities

    July 27, 2010
    Income investors are at impasse, and the need for higher income yields can be found in the utility sector.
  38. 3 Utilities With Positive Growth And Hefty Yields

    May 17, 2010
    These three utilities have over a decade of high yields and positive growth.
  39. Infrastructure Income

    May 14, 2010
    While most investors go for capital gains when investing in infrastructure companies, income seekers have a lot to gain from ...
  40. Top 3 U.S. Utilities

    May 3, 2010
    All utilities are not created equal. These three offer superior fundamentals.
  41. 3 Utilities With A Decade's Double Digit Growth

    March 26, 2010
    Long term revenue and earnings numbers caught the eye of a great number of mutual and pension fund managers.
  42. Infrastructure Plays Using ETFs

    May 18, 2009
    With signs of a market recovery, it may be time to revisit infrastructure ETFs in anticipation of worldwide government spending.
  43. Embrace Low Expense Utilities

    December 4, 2008
    The tug-of-war over Constellation Energy signals a bright future for electricity producers. Low-cost utility ETFs provide ...
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