XLU : Analysis & Opinions

  1. In The Week Ahead: Bears Are In Charge, But Gold Offers A Bright ...

    December 14, 2014
    In last week's Market Outlook, I cautioned readers that a 57-year pattern of seasonal weakness in the S&P 500 warned ...
  2. In the Week Ahead: Technicals Suggest Early December Weakness ...

    November 30, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which gained 2% ...
  3. In the Week Ahead: Technicals Suggest Early December Weakness ...

    November 30, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which gained 2% ...
  4. In the Week Ahead: Is A Market Bottom Finally In Place?

    November 2, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week, for only the second time since Aug. 29, led by the ...
  5. In the Week Ahead: Is A Sustainable Market Bottom Finally In ...

    November 2, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week, for only the second time since Aug. 29, led by the ...
  6. In The Week Ahead: The Markets Are Volatile, Here's Where To ...

    October 26, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week, for the first time since Aug. 29, led by the tech-heavy ...
  7. This Defensive Sector May Be Your Best Bet Until The Market Picks ...

    October 26, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week, for the first time since Aug. 29, led by the tech-heavy ...
  8. Reduce Your Allocation To Small Cap U.S Stock ETFs

    September 23, 2014
    The Wall Street media may celebrate the 35% intra-day jump in Alibaba shares. They may tout the record highs in the Dow and ...
  9. 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.
  10. Shaken by the Fed’s taper announcements, the boring word of utility stocks seem to have been turned upside down.

    Are Utilities A Value Play Right Now?

    February 3, 2014
    Shaken by the Fed’s taper announcements, the boring word of utility stocks seem to have been turned upside down. However, ...
  11. Utilities sector looks to outperform as it breaks above resistance.

    Sector Strength Scenarios For A Consolidating Market

    December 9, 2013
    With the market in a possible consolidation, a break higher or lower could occur this week. Here are sectors to watch in ...
  12. 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) ...
  13. Bullish chart of XLU heading toward the nearby resistance at $38.50

    Utilities And Consumer Staples Move Into Focus

    October 16, 2013
    Last week the top performing sectors were utilities and consumer staples. This move into more conservative sectors may be ...
  14. Volatility in the markets has spiked over the past few weeks. Here are a few options that might help settle your portfolio's volatility.

    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 ...
  15. Bullish chart of the XLY suggests that the consumer is stronger than many give credit.

    Sectors and Stocks To Watch This Week

    September 30, 2013
    Sector ETFs and stocks to watch in the upcoming week.
  16. 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 ...
  17. The Comprehensive Guide to Utility ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    June 26, 2013
    Utility companies always remains in focus due to their stable performance and high yields.
  18. Daily ETF Roundup: Fed Hints At Future Taper, XLU And IBB Tumble

    June 19, 2013
    U.S. equities slid into the red today as investors digested the highly anticipated FOMC press conference. Contrary to expectations, ...
  19. Finding Bond-Like Income With Utilities

    May 1, 2013
    The traditional utility sector has become a happy hunting ground for income seekers.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 3 Ways to Invest Your Money Now

    October 9, 2012
    In a market buffeted by global cross-currents and worries over the “fiscal cliff,” MoneyShow’s Tom Aspray suggests that those ...
  23. 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 deeper ...
  24. Healthcare Stocks Continuing To Outperform

    July 18, 2012
    These healthcare stocks are still on fire, with potentially more upside left. But is that actually bad for the stock market? ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 3 Obvious High-Probability Trades

    March 31, 2012
    Basic sector rotation themes can be used to uncover the strongest stocks and sectors for long trades, as well as the weakest ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. A Big Bet On "Spicy" Utilities

    March 19, 2012
    For investors, betting on growth-oriented utility firms could alleviate the anticipated underperformance of the sector.
  29. 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 ...
  30. 4 Strong Stocks In The Strongest Sector

    November 21, 2011
    These four utility stocks are up over 25% YTD.
  31. Financial ETFs That Can Hurt Your Portfolio

    November 7, 2011
    History shows that using financial ETFs as a long-term investing strategy isn't wise.
  32. Under The Radar Utility Stocks

    October 21, 2011
    Utilities have produced superior returns this year, and there's still value to be had in a few under-the-radar utility stocks. ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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. ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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. ...
  37. Power Up With Utility Stocks

    May 9, 2011
    The utility sector offers stable dividends and predictable cash flows for portfolios.
  38. 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. ...
  39. 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.
  40. The 5 Best Stocks From This Bear Market

    July 8, 2010
    To buck a 15% correction in the market and rise in value is a feat only the best companies can achieve.
  41. 3 Utilities With A Decade's Double-Digit EPS Growth

    June 25, 2010
    These three stocks pay dividends as good as (or better than) than a 10-year treasury.
  42. 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 ...
  43. Top 3 U.S. Utilities

    May 3, 2010
    All utilities are not created equal. These three offer superior fundamentals.
  44. Flipping The Switch On High-Yield Utilities

    February 19, 2010
    Utility stocks, one of the worst performers in 2009, have appeal for income investors in 2010.
  45. 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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