SPDR Consumer Staples ETF

XLP-N

NYSEARCA:XLP

63.68
0.64 (1.02%)

Analysis and Opinions about XLP-N

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WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
April 28, 2014

Consumer staples ETF. Prefers US for these. Would be wary of the sector, however.

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Consumer staples ETF. Prefers US for these. Would be wary of the sector, however.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 15, 2014

This is a seasonal play. Staples tend to do better over the summer. Also, from a technical perspective, it doesn’t look too bad. Chart is just starting to see a breakout right now of the highs of 2013. Thinks this will be a good position to hold for the next 3-6 months.

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This is a seasonal play. Staples tend to do better over the summer. Also, from a technical perspective, it doesn’t look too bad. Chart is just starting to see a breakout right now of the highs of 2013. Thinks this will be a good position to hold for the next 3-6 months.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 7, 2014

Started to move up on a shorter-term view and held in pretty good today. This is a defensive theme. The market is telling you that the risk/reward for these names is pretty good on a monthly basis. On a longer-term basis it is still ranking near the bottom and it still had a positive 8% return over the last year. Chart shows support at around $42. Over the next year, no matter what happens with the macro picture, this will be a core investment holding for at least the next year.

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Started to move up on a shorter-term view and held in pretty good today. This is a defensive theme. The market is telling you that the risk/reward for these names is pretty good on a monthly basis. On a longer-term basis it is still ranking near the bottom and it still had a positive 8% return over the last year. Chart shows support at around $42. Over the next year, no matter what happens with the macro picture, this will be a core investment holding for at least the next year.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 5, 2014

(Top Pick Feb 28/13, Up 14.57%) Still likes it.

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(Top Pick Feb 28/13, Up 14.57%) Still likes it.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 7, 2014

(A Top Pick Feb 28/13. Up 10.26%.) You have to have some consumer staples stocks in a portfolio. These are companies where we use their products every day.

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(A Top Pick Feb 28/13. Up 10.26%.) You have to have some consumer staples stocks in a portfolio. These are companies where we use their products every day.

COMMENT
COMMENT
November 5, 2013

Generally, when he buys an ETF, he is buying the sector. There were no problems in the sector, with the odd exception, and the uptrend is still in place. Chart shows a consolidation through most of this year, followed by a breakout. This is a sector that is emerging after a relatively benign summer. He bought on the breakout.

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Generally, when he buys an ETF, he is buying the sector. There were no problems in the sector, with the odd exception, and the uptrend is still in place. Chart shows a consolidation through most of this year, followed by a breakout. This is a sector that is emerging after a relatively benign summer. He bought on the breakout.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 12, 2013

(A Top Pick May 1/13. Up 1.63%.) This is a sector that is a core sector for the summertime. Consumer Staples tend to do well at that time. Had its big run at the beginning of the year so it is lagging a little bit behind the market right now but is still a good sector to be in over the next few months.

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(A Top Pick May 1/13. Up 1.63%.) This is a sector that is a core sector for the summertime. Consumer Staples tend to do well at that time. Had its big run at the beginning of the year so it is lagging a little bit behind the market right now but is still a good sector to be in over the next few months.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 5, 2013

(A Top Pick. (BNN shows July 3/12 but our records indicate Aug 3/12.) Up 16.94%.) Right now he would not be buying this as he would be more interested in US growth oriented.

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(A Top Pick. (BNN shows July 3/12 but our records indicate Aug 3/12.) Up 16.94%.) Right now he would not be buying this as he would be more interested in US growth oriented.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 1, 2013

This is a strong trade for the summer months as people are looking to be defensive. Good place to be hiding for the summer.

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This is a strong trade for the summer months as people are looking to be defensive. Good place to be hiding for the summer.

COMMENT
COMMENT
April 12, 2013

Historically he has sold the Consumer Discretionary (XLY-N) right around this time and has gone long this one. He hasn’t made that decision as yet because this year this one is not underperforming as usual.

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Historically he has sold the Consumer Discretionary (XLY-N) right around this time and has gone long this one. He hasn’t made that decision as yet because this year this one is not underperforming as usual.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 28, 2013

Defensive ETF. Products that are used every day. Easy for companies to raise prices. Emerging markets will have the same wants and needs as we have so these companies find it easy to expand overseas.

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Defensive ETF. Products that are used every day. Easy for companies to raise prices. Emerging markets will have the same wants and needs as we have so these companies find it easy to expand overseas.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
February 11, 2013

Big fan of consumer staples. Exposure to good global companies that pay decent dividends. Not an ideal time to buy. Likes it for long term.

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Big fan of consumer staples. Exposure to good global companies that pay decent dividends. Not an ideal time to buy. Likes it for long term.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 31, 2012

(A Top Pick May 3/12. Up 4.44%.) This was a pairs trade with SPDR Cons Discretionary ETF (XLY-N).

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(A Top Pick May 3/12. Up 4.44%.) This was a pairs trade with SPDR Cons Discretionary ETF (XLY-N).

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 3, 2012

This is consumer staples such as Clorox, Colgate, etc. that are good solid companies. He is using it for Conservative investors.

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This is consumer staples such as Clorox, Colgate, etc. that are good solid companies. He is using it for Conservative investors.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 3, 2012
(Top Pick May 3, 2012, Down 3.77%)
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(Top Pick May 3, 2012, Down 3.77%)
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