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The fate of the 'phase 1' U.S.-China trade deal remains uncertain. In such a situation, we highlight some ETF strategies to ride out the trade volatility.
While U.S. markets are hovering near record highs, high net-worth investors are wary of what the future may hold and are getting more defensive. ETF investors can also shift their portfolios into a more defensive posture through sector-specific strategies.
While U.S. markets are hovering near record highs, high net-worth investors are wary of what the future may hold and are getting more defensive. ETF investors can also shift their portfolios into a more defensive posture through sector-specific strategies. According to a survey conducted by E-Trade Financial, the percentage of affluent investors who anticipate a stock market pullback in the fourth quarter has doubled, CNBC reports.
In times of uncertainty with rates under pressure as investors shifted to safe-haven plays, attractive yield-generating sector ETFs covering the real estate and utilities segments outperformed, and touched ...
While volatility shook the markets, ETF investors may considered targeted sector plays that typically do well in times of heightened uncertainty. The CBOE Volatility Index, or so-called VIX, a gauge of ...
All the major indexes are up on the anticipation that the Fed will decrease interest rates sooner than later with weak employment numbers being the catalyst.
Analyzing Utilities’ Charts, Valuation, Price Targets, and More(Continued from Prior Part)Total returns Utility stocks, generally seen as bond substitutes due to their stable dividends, have rallied significantly. Amid broader market uncertainty
Why Did Utilities Fall for the Second Consecutive Week?(Continued from Prior Part)Utilities versus Treasury yields The benchmark ten-year Treasury yields closed at 2.5% last week. Treasury yields and utility stocks usually trade inversely to each
Utilities: How These Defensives Fared in March's Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)Moving averagesUtility stocks seemed to have slowed a bit recently after peaking at all-time highs. The Utilities Select Sector ETF (XLU) briefly crossed ~$59.0
Have Utility Stocks Started to Look Exhausted?(Continued from Prior Part)Utilities: Not a boring sectorUtilities, popularly called “widow-and-orphan” stocks, have been strong over the past 12 months. Many utility stocks are trading at multiyear
The utilities sector remains scorching hot. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU), the largest utilities ETF by assets, traded higher again Tuesday, extending its year-to-date gain to nearly ...
Stocks tumbled on Friday, but the utilities sector stood tall. Utilities, traditionally a safe-haven sector, lived up to that reputation on Friday when the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU), ...
The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) , the largest utilities ETF by assets, and rival utilities ETFs are soaring this year. With expectations in place that the Federal Reserve may not hike interest rates this year, some defensive, rate-sensitive sectors are delivering impressive performances. The utilities sector was suppose to be a throw away investment as many anticipated a strong economy with a full labor market to push up interest rates, which traditionally weighed on the bond-like utilities stocks.
The market is still highly sensitive to any news on China trade, but the focus on Wednesday will shift to the Fed. The Federal Open Market Committee will issue its interest rate decision and policy statement at 2 p.m. ET. The market is expecting confirmation of the dovish view that the Fed has embraced since the market low in December. Chairman Powell is expected to reiterate that the Fed will stay patient and not take any further action as it parses incoming economic data.
Utilities: Leaders and Laggards Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)Total returns In the last five years, utilities on average returned 70% and beat the S&P 500 marginally. With their slow but stable earnings and dividend growth, utilities
Utilities: Leaders and Laggards Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)Chart indicators Currently, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) is trading at $58.2 after hitting an all-time high of $58.7 last week. The premium of 5% and 8% from its
AEP, EXC, and Other Utilities: Analysts’ Views and Price TargetsUtilities at an all-time highAlmost all utility stocks are trading close to their respective peaks right now. Many are offering dull upside potentials for the near future largely due