XLY : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The Time For Cyclical Stocks Is Now

    November 25, 2013
    Its official, the data is pointing towards the next phase of the business cycle- economic expansion. That means, it’s time ...
  2. 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) ...
  3. For Consumer Discretionary Investors, Luxury Is Where It’s At ...

    October 4, 2013
    For the rich and growing middle classes of the world, spending on luxury goods continues to surge. That can provide a nice ...
  4. Which ETF Should You Buy This Holiday Season? - ETF News And ...

    December 21, 2012
    Consumer confidence in November rose to a new high suggesting to many that we finally be out of the woods on this front. ...
  5. Sector EER: Downward Trends Continue - Cook`s Kitchen

    July 18, 2012
    Since Zacks collects all the earnings estimates and revisions from the Street, we get to compile the data in some unique ...
  6. Lower Gas Prices: Who Wins?

    June 13, 2012
    There are a few irrefutable facts about the U.S. economy. One is that the consumer accounts for about two-thirds of the GDP ...
  7. Usual Suspects Plagued By Jobs Report

    June 4, 2012
    To this point, May has been the worst month of 2012 for U.S. stocks, but the first day of June now has the dubious honor ...
  8. 2 Strong Sector ETFs-and One to Avoid

    April 12, 2012
    There’s ongoing potential in tech and consumer discretionary heading into first-quarter earnings season, says market ...
  9. U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Signal A Struggling Market

    March 9, 2012
    Initial Jobless Claims measures the number of individuals filing for jobless benefits for the first time during the past ...
  10. The Consumer Comeback

    February 7, 2012
    With consumer spending such a major part of U.S. economic growth, now could be the time to add some consumer names to a portfolio.
  11. The Time Is Right To Bet On The Emerging Consumer

    July 21, 2011
    While consumers in the developed world continued to be strained by a myriad of factors, those in the emerging world are just ...
  12. What Year Three Of The Bull Market Holds In Store

    March 11, 2011
    How much bull market is left, and how is it best played in terms of sectors?
  13. The Rest Of The Sector Valuation Story

    September 8, 2010
    We all have a pretty good handle on static sector valuations, but what happens when you throw growth and margins into the ...
  14. Small-Cap Discretionary Jewels

    June 24, 2010
    With consumer spending starting to grow, some small-caps within the discretionary space could see their shares prices increase.
  15. 3 High Flying Consumer Discretionary Stocks

    March 30, 2010
    Will this sector continue to lead the field in 2010?
  16. And The Next Hot Sector Is

    March 19, 2010
    The theorists were right about the sectors that would lead the bull market to date. Are they also right about which groups ...
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