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Category: Sector Analysis

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Which Investments? as America Shifts Towards Thrift / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMike Larson writes: Sometimes when we’re analyzing market trends … figuring out which investments to buy … or just trying to live our daily lives, we miss the forest for the trees.

We focus too much on the short-term trends and lose sight of the big picture. And we don’t think about what’s likely to happen over the next five or ten years because we’re just trying to make it through the next five or ten DAYS.

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Companies

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Weak Fundamentals Mean U.S. Retaliers Will Continue to Struggle / Companies / Sector Analysis

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNilus Mattive  writes: In last week’s column, I gave you some ideas on the kind of companies I currently favor … namely those firms that have strong brands, economically-insensitive products, and strong finances that allow healthy dividend payments.

I also said (again) that it was a good time to take money out of more cyclical stocks, particularly those that have run up recently.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Profiting From Stock Market Sector Dead Cat Bounces / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis

By: DeepCaster_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTo profit from Sector Dead-Cat Bounces one must first determine which Sectors do not Dead-Cat Bounce.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, June 26, 2009

Retail Stocks Sector on the Rebound / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis

By: LiveCharts

Neil Kokemuller writes: More and more sectors are lending evidence to support the call by Fed Chief Ben Bernanke and others of an economic recovery for the last half or 2009. On Thursday (June 25), it was the retail sector’s chance to shine. Despite a surprisingly lower jobless claims report, positive earnings reports and optimism from retailers helped drive stocks higher by two per cent, ending a four-day slide in equities.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Airlines Act Like Stock Market Leader / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis

By: Guy_Lerner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe AMEX Airline Index (symbol: $XAL.X) was up 10% yesterday on earnings reports from Delta Airlines (symbol: DAL) and UAL Corporation (symbol: UAUA). Delta Airlines is the world's largest airline and UAL Corp. is the parent of United Airlines.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sector Rotation Investing Strategy for Beating the Recession / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis

By: Hans_Wagner

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSector rotation is a proven strategy to beat the market. When the current economic recession ends marking the beginning of a new bull market, it will be time to enjoy benefits of a properly positioned portfolio. An analysis of the affect of the recession on each industry in the sector rotation model will create opportunities for investors.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stock Sectors that Could Lead the Next Bull Market / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis

By: Guy_Lerner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIf I told you that the four sectors with the most potential to undergo a secular trend change are semiconductors, housing, retail, and airlines you would probably say "wow". Certainly, that would be a good broad base rally to get excited about if these sectors could provide leadership. Of course, there is the current dynamic of an overbought market within the context of a longer term bear market, but I believe that these sectors are setting up to be the next bull market leaders.

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Companies

Monday, March 09, 2009

Cigarette Companies Hike Prices Despite Deflationary Recession / Companies / Sector Analysis

By: Oxbury_Research

Most retailers have been left with little choice other than to cut prices as consumers continue to tighten their belts. One company that is going against the grain, and has the muscle to do so, is Altria (MO).

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Companies

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Next Emerging Boom Stem Cells Technology Stocks / Companies / Sector Analysis

By: Q1_Publishing

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe doctors told us my Dad had two months to live. We were counting down days in our head. But they told us there was one option. It was called a ‘stem cell rescue'…Long story short, it's been two years and my Dad's doing fine.”

That's what a friend of mine told me a few months back. He saw some of the research we were doing on the silently emerging boom in stem cells and wanted to let me know how stem cell research had already yielded something very special for his family.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Airline Sector Stocks: The Death of a Bear Market / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis

By: Daniel_Smolski

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAnyone who has recently flown can probably attest to the feeling of uneasiness, loss of control and an overall uncomfortable feeling that grips one, as they step into an airport and submit themselves to the grueling process of check-in and boarding. The deregulation of the airline sector in the late 1970s has brought prices down so greatly, that it flying is now available to the masses. This has resulted in airports growing to mammoth-sized structures resembling small cities.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, November 28, 2008

Healthcare Stocks ETF Looking Robust / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Many of the major components of the SPDR Select Healthcare ETF (AMEX: XLV) have been acting well technically and exhibiting patterns that argue for more upside directly. These include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MKR), Pfizer (PFE) and Eli Lilly (LLY). Let's expect continued strength in the ETF that next confronts a key 8-week resistance line, now at 25.35/40. If hurdled that will trigger upside follow-through towards my optimal target zone of 27.20/60.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, August 04, 2008

Basic Materials Stocks Sector Getting Clobbered / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Wow?Basic materials names are getting clobbered, as evidenced by the vertical thrust of the ProShares UltraShort Basic Materials ETF (SMN), whose major inverse holdings include Monsanto (NYSE: MON), DuPont (NYSE: DD), FCX, and others. The ETF is now assaulting its declining 200 DMA at 37.80. Today's close will be very important for the SMN. Above 38.00, and let's expect upside continuation to 44.25/50 next.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Consumer Discretionary Spending Sector Leads Stock Market Tops and Bottoms / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis

By: Donald_W_Dony

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe spending habits of the largest single element of the economy can provide important information as to the major peaks and troughs of the stock market. The consumer, which equals about 2/3rds of the economy, plays a vital role in the business cycle. The normal contraction and expansion of the economy often requires the consumer to shift their spending to reflect the current state of the economy. This shifting of spending habits between discretionary and staples provides valuable clues to the major peaks and lows of the stock market.

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Companies

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Protect Your Stocks Portfolio- Industries to Avoid, Industries to Buy / Companies / Sector Analysis

By: Mike_Stathis

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhile some of the recommendations in this commentary may seem like no-brainers, its real purpose is to illustrate how investment themes relate to the bigger picture.

U.S. Auto Industry: AVOID

Most of you are familiar with the history of the U.S. automotive industry. If you aren't, all you need to do is look at Detroit 's decline since the 1950s when it once stood as a great city with a strong economy. Once the world's envy, the Big Three became embattled in a struggle between labor unions and foreign imports in the 1980s.

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Companies

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Expansive Monetary Policy Bullish for Small Cap Stock Performance / Companies / Sector Analysis

By: Joseph_Dancy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNumerous studies have presented evidence investors receive excess returns, or an investment premium, when investing in small and micro capitalization stocks. The findings indicate that even after considering the higher risk associated with investing in the small companies the small cap sector generates excess returns on a risk-adjusted basis.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Retail Stocks ETF Punches Through Resistance / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis

By: Mike_Paulenoff

This is what I wrote for subscribers yesterday about the Retail HLDRs ETF (AMEX: RTH), and there is no change in my outlook right now: The RTH appears to me to have ratcheted up into a higher trading plateau between 93.00 and 96.00 from 92.00 to 96.00, as the price structure pushes towards a confrontation with a cluster of resistance that is represented by its 9-month down trendline, the declining 200-day moving average, and a 5-month plateau of prior failed rally peaks at 96.00/65.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, March 31, 2008

Return Persistence & Future Stock Performance: Are Momentum Strategies Effective? / InvestorEducation / Sector Analysis

By: Joseph_Dancy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleReturn persistence – the tendency for stocks to trend in the same direction – has been the topic of a number of academic studies. Many academics, and a number of portfolio managers, adhere to the theory that the market is reasonably efficient. As such, historical stock prices should reflect the sum of public knowledge and should have little predictive value of future stock price movements. Many value managers adhere to this theory. The fact that some studies show that stocks tend to trend on one direction is therefore puzzling to these researchers.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Homebuilding Stocks ETF Holds Support / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis

By: Mike_Paulenoff

The Homebuilders Select SPDR (AMEX: XHB) managed to hold support in the 19.70 area again, creating a minor double-low" with Friday afternoon, and setting up a potentially strong upside acceleration if the price structure hurdles 20.85-.90 later this afternoon. My technical work argues in favor of such a constructive move, which projects the XHB to climb towards a test of its prior rally peak at 23.60 from 2/01. Only a decline that breaks and sustains beneath 19.70 will neutralize my current outlook.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Healthcare, Industrials and Consumer Discretionary Investing Themes 2008: A Tale of Two Halves - Part 5 / InvestorEducation / Sector Analysis

By: Hans_Wagner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe beginning of a new year is a good time to make a new assessment of the important investment drivers and themes for the year. If you want to beat the market it is important to understand what is driving the markets and where the best sectors are to find good opportunities. By identifying these factors you will have a solid framework to assess the impact market movements and news events on your investment strategy. This is the fourth of a five part series on the outlook for the 2008 markets. The first part discussed the key drivers ending with a mention of what sectors will benefit and those that will be hurt. This Part discusses the Materials and Utilities sectors. Part 2 discussed Energy and Financials, Part 3 reviewed Technology and Consumer Staples. Part 4 presented the Materials and Utilities sectors. 

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Sector Rotation for Recession - Lessons from the Business Cycle / Stock-Markets / Sector Analysis

By: Donald_W_Dony

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn their never ending pursuit to uncover the next undervalued company, portfolio managers and investors often forget how equities, as a whole, fit into the stock market and business cycles. Though it is important to focus on the individual issues, it is never wise to forget about the surrounding environment and its positive or negative influences.

The basic pattern of the business or economic cycle has four steps. These steps, though never exactly unfold the same during each cycle, the basic structure remains firm and should be remembered.

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