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Trading Strategy – iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

  One of the noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in emerging markets, which were under tremendous selling pressure as investors worry that a tit-for-tat global trade spat between the U.S. and trading partners in China, Europe, Canada and Mexico could morph into a full-blow trade war, with the potential to dent …[read more]

Trading Strategy – SPDR S&P Retail ETF

One of the noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in retailers. Trade war fear among the United States and its major trading partners as well as high energy prices weighed on the group. The highest retail gasoline prices in years are the latest development to raise concerns about one of the longest-running U.S. economic expansions on record. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) fell 0.4 percent Thursday, down 1.8 percent WTD. Now the question is whether recent selloff is a pause that refreshes or it’s a beginning of something worse?

Trading Strategy – Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF

  While escalation in trade tensions between the U.S. and China weighed on risk assets, areas of the market considered safer traded up on the day.  The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), the so-called defensive sector, bucking the sharply negative tone of the overall market, up 0.90 percent to 52.49.  Now the question is …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Invesco China Technology ETF

  Chinese equity market was in turmoil in recent weeks amid ongoing concerns of an all-out trade war with US.  Accusing the U.S. of launching the largest trade war in economic history to date China has implemented retaliatory tariffs on 545 items worth $34B in response to the Trump administration on July 6 imposed 25 …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF

  Bank stocks rose at least 2.5 percent, led by Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase. The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) jumped 2.29 percent to 27.28, down 2.2 percent YTD.  Now the question is whether recent rally is a beginning of a new upswing or it’s merely a dead …[read more]

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