Consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity. As this 11-year comparison of XRT (SPDR S&P Retail ETF) vs, the S&P 500 shows, the stock market & the retail sector historically move in near-perfect unison, with any divergence between the two very rare and a potential warning sign as was the sharp [...]
Sector analysis gold & the precious metals mining stocks via GLD & GDX followed by analysis of the energy sector (XLE), Biotechs (XBI) & retail sector (XRT).
Consumer spending & the retail sector is a key component of the US economy so with all the recent buzz about Black Friday, Cyber Monday & all the other over-hyped reasons that the retail industry has convinced consumers to whip out their credit cards following the Thanksgiving holiday in recent years, I figured that the [...]
A this video provides a technical overview of the retail sector via XRT, along with the most attractive bullish & bearish trade setups. note: The video was recorded on Thursday but was not posted at that time.
This video takes a comprehensive look at the diversified U.S. stock indices as well as many key sectors of the U.S. market. These index & sector ETFs are discussed in the following order: SPY, QQQ, IWM, XLF, USO, XLE, XOP, XES, XLV, XBI, IBB, PBE, XRT, XLP, XLU & GDX.
Going forward I plan to do a weekly or at least periodic wrap-ups covering any significant market developments, any sectors or trade opportunities that stand out and maybe a quick review of the recently completed trade ideas on the site. This video starts out with a brief summary of the recent performance of US equities [...]