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Trading Strategy – Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF

  One of the more noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in Consumer Discretionary.  The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLY) has been trailing the S&P, down 0.4 percent for the week.  Now the question is whether this is a pause that refreshes or it’s a beginning of something worse?  In …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF

  Retail giant Wal-Mart announced a $20 billion buyback before the bell and reiterated its earnings outlook for the current fiscal year. The news sent the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) higher nearly 1 percent.  In fact, according to our “U.S. Market Trading Map”, Tuesday’s rally indicated an impending bullish turnaround. Below is …[read more]

Trading Idea That Paid - CSX

  CSX Corp (CSX) was a notable winner Friday, jumped 1.89 percent on strong volume to 49.48 – a fresh closing high.  This is bullish from a technical perspective.  In fact, a closer look at the daily chart of CSX suggests that the stock could climb above 60 in the coming days.  Just so that …[read more]

Trading Strategy - VIX

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, surged 12.24% to 25.22 Wednesday.  Often refers as investors fear gauge, VIX tends to move inverse to stocks and is used to determine the severity of futures moves in stocks.  General speaking, a reading above over 30 often associates with …[read more]

Trading Strategy - CBOE Volatility Index

Stocks closed more than 1 percent lower Thursday amid sharp declines in oil price. Notably, CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, spiked 14.38 percent on Thursday to 18.37.  Often refers as investors fear gauge, VIX tends to move inverse to stocks and is used to determine the severity of futures moves in stocks.  General speaking, a …[read more]

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