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Trading Strategy – VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF

  Chipmakers contributed to the drop in the major indexes Monday.  The group was under selling pressure as fears they may get hit with tariffs.  After surging more than 36 percent in 2017, the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) fell 1.35 percent Monday to 105.24, bringing its YTD gains down to just over 7 percent …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF

  The financial sector was under selling pressure last week as banks stocks were weighed down by a flattening yield curve. After surging 20 percent in 2017, the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) fell 0.4 percent last week to 28.23, up just over 1 percent YTD while the S&P gained over 8 percent over …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF

  Industrial stocks traded up on Thursday following headlines that suggested senior officials from the U.S. and China appear headed for new discussions on trade matters.  After surging nearly 22 percent in 2017, the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) rose merely 4 percent YTD while the S&P gained over 8 percent over the same …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Global X Social Media ETF

  Tech stocks have been under pressure lately amid increasing regulatory pressure toward social media companies, especially Facebook and Twitter.  After surging more than 52 percent in 2017, the Global X Social Media ETF (SOCL) fell more than 5 percent YTD while the S&P gained over 8 percent over the same period.  Now the question …[read more]

Trading Strategy – SPDR Gold Shares

  Gold turned positive on Tuesday as some aggressive traders stepped in when it approached $1,200 per ounce.  U.S. gold futures for December delivery settled up $2.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,202.20 per ounce.  The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) rose 0.06 percent to 113.22, down more than 8 percent YTD while the S&P gained 8 …[read more]

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