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Trading Strategy – Health Care Select Sector ETF

  Health care stocks have been on a tear this week as traders braced for the repealing and replacing Obamacare. The Health Care Select Sector ETF (XLV) hit a record high Thursday, up more than 1 percent. The ETF outperformed the broader market, rising nearly 17 percent year-to-date. According to our “U.S. Market Trading Map”, …[read more]

Trading Strategy – SPDR S&P Biotech ETF

  Health care has been a closely watched sector as the Senate is expected to vote on a health-care reform bill next week. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) climbed 4.71 percent on Wednesday, putting it on track to post its best weekly performance since March 13. The ETF has outperformed the broader market, rising …[read more]

Trading Strategy – SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF

  Oil was under selling pressure Tuesday amid rising output from Nigeria and Libya, two OPEC members currently exempt from cutting supply. U.S. crude for July delivery fell 2.19 percent to settle at $43.23 a barrel, retreating to bear market territory defined as a drop of at least 20% from a recent peak. The SPDR …[read more]

Trading Strategy – PowerShares QQQ

  Large-cap technology stocks reversed last week’s massive selloff that saw Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet all closed higher Monday. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has gained more than 18 percent year-to-date. However, according to our “U.S. Market Trading Map”, the sector is vulnerable to a short-term correction which is taking place within …[read more]

Trading Strategy – iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

  So far this year, emerging markets have been a popular trade. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) has gained more than 18 percent year-to-date. The ETF however, has been under selling pressure in recent days amid higher U.S. dollar. According to our “U.S. Market Trading Map”, there could be some pains ahead for …[read more]

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