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Why airlines are trades, not investments: analysts

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Airlines have been known on Wall Street as "capital destroyers". Has any of that changed with recent earnings?

Airlines generally have a bad reputation on Wall Street for being terrible investments. This year, however, has been particularly good for the industry. Since the start of 2013, the NYSE ARCA Airlines index is up over 51%, far outperforming the S&P 500. The index is also up more than 70% in the last twelve months. But is it a good investment.

On CNBC's Street Signs' Talking Numbers segment, the fundamentals and the technicals take a look at airlines industry and stock index. Dave Rovelli, Senior Manaing Director of US Equity Trading at Canaccord Genuity, takes a look at the charts. On the fundamentals is Marc Lichtenfeld, Chief Income Officer at The Oxford Group.

Watch the video above to see Lichtenfeld and Rovelli analyze the airlines.

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