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Trading Strategy – ETF Industry Exposure & Financial Services

  Bank shares rose as the 10-year Treasury note yield marched upward to 3.09 percent, its highest level since May. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America all rose more than 2.5 percent. Shares of Citigroup, meanwhile, advanced 3.3 percent. The ETF Industry Exposure & Financial Services (TETF) rose 1.02 percent to 19.72. Now …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF

  Consumer Staples stocks were under selling pressure Tuesday amid ongoing concerns that escalating trade war could drag on earnings. After surging about 10 percent in 2017, the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) fell 0.42 percent Tuesday to 54.73, down nearly 4 percent YTD while the S&P gained more than 8 percent over …[read more]

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]

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