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Trading Strategy – Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF

  Commodities-related stocks took it on the chin Thursday amid escalating tensions between the United States and China.  Tariffs on $16 billion worth of Chinese import-product categories took effect on Thursday. Beijing retaliated with its own fresh tariffs on $16 billion worth of imports. The Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) fell 0.68 percent to …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF

  One of the noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in materials.  The Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) attracted strong buying support Thursday, rose 0.2 percent to 59.76, bringing its MTD gains up to nearly 5 percent, outperformed the S&P by a wide margin.  Now the question is whether the rally …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF

  One of the noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in materials stocks. After an impressive ran that saw the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) surged more than 21 percent in 2017, the ETF had been under selling pressure in recent months, down 2.7 percent YTD, as alarm bells rang over …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF

  One of the noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in materials.  The group was under selling pressure in recent days on worries that other countries could retaliate by implementing their own tariffs on U.S.-made goods and sparking a trade war.  The Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) fell more than 3 …[read more]

Trading Strategy – Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF

  One of the noteworthy developments in recent days has been the move in materials stocks.  After posting an impressive gains of nearly 22 percent in 2017, outperformed the S&P, the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) rose 1.3 percent YTD.  Now the question is whether the rally has more legs?  Below is an update …[read more]

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