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Trading Strategy – iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF

  One of the more noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in semiconductor space.  The marvelous run of the semiconductor stocks that started in the second half of 2016 stalled in late November amid worries about the end of super cycle.  After falling for most of the week, the iShares PHLX Semiconductor …[read more]

Trading Strategy – VanEck Vectors Steel ETF

  One of the more noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in commodities.  Steel stocks sold off Thursday after two U.S. Republican senators on Thursday were reported to have sought changes to the proposed legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code.  The VanEck Vectors Steel ETF (SLX) fell 1.82 percent to 43.17, …[read more]

Trading Strategy – VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF

  One of the more noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in gold.  The yellow metal surged after the U.S. Federal Reserve’s widely expected decision to raise interest rates, although it left the outlook on rates unchanged.  The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) soared 3.45 percent to 22.16, bringing its YTD …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF

  One of the more noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in industrials.  After a strong run of outperforming since late November, the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) appears to be coiling near recent highs as markets await the Senate vote on tax reform.  Now the question is whether Monday’s pullback …[read more]

Trading Strategy – iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

  One of the more noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in emerging markets.  After a strong run of outperforming since early 2017, the group rolled over in late November.  The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) fell nearly 4 percent in early December.  Nevertheless, the ETF still outperforming the S&P, up …[read more]

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