Category: Sectors To Watch

Sectors To Watch: Capex To Fuel Super Bull Market

| March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch:  Capex To Fuel Super Bull Market

What’s the one thing the recovery from the Great Recession is lacking? If you said job growth, you’re on the right track… the unemployment rate and other employment stats are some of the most widely talked about and are certainly disappointing.  But I’m talking about capex or capital expenditures. It’s the amount of money a […]

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Sectors To Watch: Power Up Your Cash Flow With Utilities

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch:  Power Up Your Cash Flow With Utilities

Investing in electric utilities, multi-utilities, independent power producers, energy traders, and gas utilities isn’t as flashy as investing in a hot biotech stock or tech stock IPO.  But utilities stocks are a staple for investors interested in income generation more so than growth. And for good reason… High quality dividend paying stocks like those found […]

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Sectors To Watch: What’s In Store For Tech Stocks?

| January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch:  What’s In Store For Tech Stocks?

After a strong start to 2012, technology stocks finished the year with a whimper.  In the first quarter of 2012, the Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) ETF logged an impressive 18% gain.  After a weak second quarter, XLK went onto set new highs in September.  It reached a peak gain for the year of 24%.  […]

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Sectors To Watch: Should You Invest In Healthcare?

| December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch: Should You Invest In Healthcare?

Healthcare in the US is undergoing major changes. One thing’s for sure, since health care reform was signed into law in 2010, the industry has dealt with a lot of uncertainty.  After surviving a challenge in the Supreme Court and President Obama’s reelection, it’s safe to say the reforms are here to stay. At this […]

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Sectors To Watch: Homebuilders Are Ready To Run

| December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch: Homebuilders Are Ready To Run

The US housing market is heating up.  It’s a welcome sign for the US economy that’s struggled to grow without a contribution from the housing sector.  But it’s even better news for homeowners and banks who have bared the brunt of the worst real estate bust since the Great Depression. Not surprisingly, the revival was […]

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Sectors To Watch: Tech So Bad It’s Good?

| November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch:  Tech So Bad It’s Good?

Every day we’re moving one step closer to going over the fiscal cliff.  It’s scary to think about the impact higher taxes and spending cuts will have on the economy. Just look at what similar austerity measures have done to heavily indebted European countries.  It’s not a pretty picture… But most Americans aren’t changing the […]

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Sectors To Watch: Property & Casualty Insurance

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch:  Property & Casualty Insurance

The US financial markets are closed on Monday.  However, it’s anything but quiet as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast. Obviously, the most important thing is ensuring the safety of the 60 million people who will be impacted by the storm.  But there’s no doubt, Sandy will have a financial impact as well. […]

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Sectors To Watch: Earnings Or Elections?

| October 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch:  Earnings Or Elections?

The S&P 500 has been stuck in neutral the last few weeks.  At this point, the large cap index is locked in a tight trading range between 1,430 on the low end and 1,465 on the high end.  One thing’s for sure, this wasn’t the result many were expecting after Fed Chairman Bernanke announced QE3. […]

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Sectors To Watch: Cash In On QE3 With Basic Materials!

| September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch:  Cash In On QE3 With Basic Materials!

Last week, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke unleashed a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) on the US economy.  The move by the central bank wasn’t unexpected.  However, the magnitude of the plan has reignited investors’ animal spirits.  And for good reason… the first two versions of QE had specific dollar amounts and time limits.     […]

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Sectors To Watch: Who Pulled The Plug On Utility Stocks?

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch:  Who Pulled The Plug On Utility Stocks?

Dividend paying stocks have been the hottest area of the market lately. And for good reason… Economic growth is sputtering and interest rates are next to nothing.  Investors who want to earn a decent return on their investment see high quality dividend paying stocks as their best option.  You see, high quality dividend paying stocks […]

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Sectors To Watch: Are Gold Mining Stocks Losing Their Luster?

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch:  Are Gold Mining Stocks Losing Their Luster?

Gold mining stocks have had a rough year. Over the last 12 months, Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) has fallen 34%.  But the ETF has bounced back lately.  GDX has rallied 11% from the 52-week low of $39.08 it reached in May. The main reason for the miners’ poor performance has been falling gold […]

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Sectors To Watch: Public Sector Jobs Growth

| July 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch:  Public Sector Jobs Growth

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve noticed election year politics are starting to heat up.  And the central issue for the majority of voters is jobs. As you know, the unemployment rate has been stuck at a stubbornly high level in the aftermath of the great recession.  According to Gallup’s unemployment data, 8% of […]

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Sectors To Watch: Health Care Stocks Paying Big Dividends

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch:  Health Care Stocks Paying Big Dividends

Health care stocks are hanging tough in a volatile market. So far this year, the Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV) is up nearly 8%.  And the ETF has tacked on 4.5% in the month of June alone. The strong performance isn’t a recent development.  XLV has been trending steadily higher for more than three […]

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Sectors To Watch: Apple (AAPL) Is The Key To Technology Stocks Next Move

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch:  Apple (AAPL) Is The Key To Technology Stocks Next Move

Tech stocks had a big rally to start the year.  But after a rough week, investors are wondering what the sector next move will be. In the first quarter, the Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) tacked on an eye-popping 20% gain.  The sectors big move higher was paced by a 56% increase in Apple’s (AAPL) […]

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Sectors To Watch: Financials Hold The Key To The Markets Next Move

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sectors To Watch:  Financials Hold The Key To The Markets Next Move

Did you know that financials are the best performing sector so far this year? The Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) is up an eye-popping 22% this year.  That’s an impressive run any way you slice it. Financials are beating out strong performances from the tech stocks (up 19%) and consumer discretionary stocks (up 15%) for […]

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