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Trading Strategy – VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF

  One of the noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in semiconductors. After a strong run of outperformance that saw the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) soared more than 36 percent in 2017, the ETF gave back most of the early 2018 gains in recent day, up 5.9 percent YTD while the …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Invesco China Technology ETF

  Tech stocks got hit hard Wednesday as a disappointing quarterly report from Chinese tech giant Tencent weighed. Tencent’s U.S.-listed shares dropped 6.7 percent after reporting its slowest revenue growth rate since 2015. Other Chinese tech stocks like Alibaba and JD.com also fell. After a strong run of outperformance in 2017 that saw the Invesco …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF

  One of the noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in the financial sector.  The group was under selling pressure in recent days as banks stocks were weighed down by a sharp drop in longer-term Treasury yields.  After a strong run of outperformance in 2017 that saw the Financial Select Sector SPDR …[read more]

Trading Strategy – iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

  Emerging-market assets were under severe pressure on Monday as Turkey’s currency crisis continued to stoke fears of spillover effects.  Turkey’s lira was trading at fresh all-time low against the U.S. dollar, after shedding some 14% of its value at the end of last week.  After a strong run of outperformance in 2017 that saw …[read more]

Trading Strategy – VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF

One of the noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in semiconductors. The group has been under selling pressure in recent days after Morgan Stanley downgrades the semiconductor industry from in line to cautious, citing rising chip inventory levels. The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) fell 2.35 percent Friday, bringing its YTD gains down to 8 percent. Now the question is whether recent selloff is a pause that refreshes or it’s a beginning of something worse?

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