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Although long term trend for US Total Stock Market looks good, the mid term and short term trends are faltering.

The overall market intelligence score is 26 (0-bearish to 100-bullish) which puts US Stock Market in short term bearish to neutral trend.

The market intelligence score from previous trading session is 53 and hence a deterioration of trend.

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US Stock Market performance
Year-to-Date:
6%
Performance of key stock market segments:-

US Dollar [1.14%], Bonds [-0.58%], US Mid Cap [-1.21%], China [-1.22%], US Small Cap [-1.23%], US Large Cap [-1.25%], India [-1.26%], Emerging Markets [-1.56%], Euro [-1.59%], Europe [-1.67%], Oil [-2.49%], Gold [-2.52%]

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US Dollar [100], Europe [56], US Small Cap [44], India [41], Oil [27], US Mid Cap [26], US Large Cap [26], Bonds [21], Emerging Markets [13], China [0], Euro [0], Gold [0]

        Stock Market Today in Brief: Performances & Trends
 Year To Date Performance: 1.11 %
 Weekly Performance: -1.35 %
 Daily Performance: -1.25 %
 Technical Trend Score: 26
Trend Score : 0(bearish) to 100(bullish). Updated daily. Not to be used for investing.
Market Daily Technical Trend
Market Long Term Trend
          Best Performing Stocks Today
 US Dollar: 1.14%
 Bonds: -0.58%
 Nasdaq-100: -1.06%
 US Mid Cap: -1.21%
 China: -1.22%
 US Small Cap: -1.23%
 S&P 500: -1.25%
 India: -1.26%
 US Total Market -1.26%
 Dow Jones: -1.36%
 Emerging Mkts: -1.56%
 Euro: -1.59%
 Europe: -1.67%
 US Oil: -2.49%
 Gold: -2.52%
Top Sectors from Last Trading Session:-
Retail [-0.5%], Financials [-0.5%], Transport [-0.8%], Technology [-1%], Consumer Discretionary [-1.1%], Industrials [-1.2%], Semiconductors [-1.2%], Materials [-1.3%], Biotech [-1.5%], Energy [-1.7%], Housing [-1.7%], Consumer Staples [-1.7%], Healthcare [-1.8%], Oil Services [-2.3%], REITs [-2.9%], Utilities [-2.9%]   
More ... In Depth Analysis Of Market Sectors
Top Global Stock Market Performers from Last Trading Session:-
Japan [0.1%], Asia-Pacific [-0.5%], Korea [-0.7%], China [-1.2%], Developed Markets [-1.3%], Taiwan [-1.3%], India [-1.3%], All World Ex-US [-1.3%], Germany [-1.4%], Australia [-1.5%], Emerging Markets [-1.6%], Canada [-1.7%], Europe [-1.7%], France [-1.8%], United Kingdom [-2.1%], Latin America [-2.2%], Mexico [-2.3%], Brazil [-2.3%], Russia [-2.4%], South Africa [-2.8%]   
More ... In Depth Analysis Of Global Stocks & ETFs
Top Performers of Commodity Stocks & ETFs from Last Trading Session:-
Natural Gas [0%], Agriculture [0%], Gasoline [-0.7%], Heating Oil [-0.8%], Shipping [-1.7%], Coal [-1.9%], Copper [-1.9%], Steel [-2%], Silver [-2.1%], US Oil [-2.5%], Gold [-2.5%], Solar [-2.9%], Gold Mining [-7%]   
More ... In Depth Analysis Of Commodity Stocks & ETFs
The Top Performers of Dow Jones 30 Stocks from Last Trading Session:-
Apple [0.65%], E. I.[-0.26%], Boeing Co[-0.74%], Wal-Mart Stores[-0.98%], Home Depot[-0.99%], American Express[-1.04%], Chevron [-1.05%], Exxon Mobil[-1.07%], Verizon Communications[-1.08%], United Technologies[-1.14%], Cisco Systems[-1.14%]   
More ... In Depth Analysis Of Dow 30 Stocks & ETFs
The Top Performers of S&P 500 from Last Trading Session:-
Charles Schwab[3.28%], E*TRADE Financial[3.26%], Comerica [2.46%], Prudential Financial[2.11%], Textron [2.02%], ONEOK [1.98%], SunTrust Banks[1.87%], MetLife [1.82%], eBay [1.79%], PNC Financial[1.69%]   
More ... In Depth Analysis Of S&P 500 Stocks & ETFs
The Top Performers of Nasdaq 100 from Last Trading Session:-
eBay [1.79%], QUALCOMM [0.83%], Equinix [0.70%], Apple [0.65%], Dollar Tree[0.53%], Dish Network[0.26%], Viacom [0.09%], Fastenal [0.07%], Sigma-Aldrich [-0.01%], Comcast [-0.11%], Stericycle [-0.12%]  
More ... In Depth Analysis Of Nasdaq 100 Stocks & ETFs
The Top Performers of S&P 100 from Last Trading Session:-
MetLife [1.82%], eBay [1.79%], Bank of America[1.69%], Time Warner[1.04%], QUALCOMM [0.83%], American [0.76%], Apple [0.65%], U.S. Bancorp[0.38%], Capital One[0.33%], Morgan Stanley[0.25%], United Parcel[0.18%]  
More ... In Depth Analysis Of S&P 100 Stocks & ETFs
The Top Performers of Mid Cap Stocks from Last Trading Session:-
Life Time[14.44%], Cooper Companies[9.07%], JDS Uniphase[4.58%], Foot Locker[4.28%], Domtar [3.09%], SVB Financial[2.30%], American Eagle[2.20%], WPX Energy[1.95%], Semtech [1.94%], Big Lots[1.86%], Ascena Retail[1.81%]   
More ... In Depth Analysis Of Midcap Stocks & ETFs
The Top Performers of Small Cap Stocks from Last Trading Session:-
Life Time[14.44%], Exact Sciences[10.79%], Diamond Foods[9.90%], Osiris Therapeutics[9.68%], Retrophin [8.11%], Finisar [7.92%], Titan Machinery[7.83%], Revance Therapeutics[7.80%], Kythera Biopharmaceuticals[7.16%], Calavo Growers[6.59%], ITT Educational[6.23%]   
More ... In Depth Analysis Of SmallCap Stocks & ETFs
        
  The Big Picture: Best Performing Stocks
The Top Ten Stocks of 2015.
Here, in this section, we quickly review the best performing stocks year to date. Then, we take a deep dive into today's stock market for best investing opportunities.

First, let us take a look at the top ten performers year to date in the S&P 100 index (this contains most popular and commonly held US stocks). The top ten leaders so far this year are Biogen Idec[23%], Amazon.com [22%], Boeing Co[18%], Apple [15%], Starbucks [12%], Unitedhealth Group[12%], Bristol-Myers Squibb[11%], Walt Disney[10%], Pfizer [9%], Home Depot[9%].

Among the technology heavy Nasdaq 100 index, the leaders so far this year are Netflix [34%], VimpelCom [30%], NXP Semiconductors[29%], Avago Technologies[27%], Monster Beverage[26%], Biogen Idec[23%], Amazon.com [22%], Electronic Arts[20%], Cognizant Technology[17%], TripAdvisor [16%].

The larger stock market universe can be broken down into large cap, mid cap and small cap based on market capitalization.

Large cap stocks provide stability and we look for companies with good earnings growth. The best large cap stocks year to date are Pharmacyclics [108%], Freescale Semiconductor[59%], Hospira [43%], Valeant Pharmaceuticals[39%], Salix Pharmaceuticals[37%], Sony [35%], Netflix [34%], Twitter [31%], NXP Semiconductors[29%].

The links below dive into best performing large cap stocks within major market indexes like Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100.

  Top Performing Dow Jones 30 Stock List

  Top Performing S & P 500 Stock List

  Top Performing Nasdaq 100 Stock List

  Top performing US Large Cap Stock List

Midcap stocks typically provide a great combination of growth and stability. The best midcap stocks year to date are Sonus Networks[294%], Intrexon [82%], Neurocrine Biosciences[81%], Intercept Pharmaceuticals[71%], Celldex Therapeutics[62%], Abiomed [60%], Lannett [48%], Advent Software[44%], Terra Nitrogen[42%], Grupo Financiero[41%].

Please follow the link below for detailed view of best performing midcap stocks.

  Top Performing US Mid Cap Stock List

Small cap stocks have high risk but also provide opportunities for strong growth and profitability. The best small cap stocks year to date are ZIOPHARM Oncology[163%], Eagle Pharmaceuticals[141%], Foundation Medicine[113%], Exelixis [112%], Array BioPharma[70%], Horizon Pharma[70%], Esperion Therapeutics[62%], Sturm Ruger[57%], Halozyme Therapeutics[57%], Cambrex [57%].

Please follow the link below for detailed view of best performing small cap stocks.

  Top Performing US Small Cap Stock List
BEST LARGECAP STOCKS
(Year-To-Date)
PHARMACYCLICS : 108.25%
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR: 58.7%
HOSPIRA : 43.48%
VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS: 39%
SALIX PHARMACEUTICALS: 37.42%
SONY : 34.64%
NETFLIX : 34.14%
TWITTER : 30.61%
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS: 28.93%
VULCAN MATERIALS: 28.85%
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES: 27.26%
MONSTER BEVERAGE: 26.32%
BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL: 26.14%
NTT DOCOMO: 25.62%
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC: 25.06%
SPRINT NEXTEL: 24.22%
SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS: 24.08%
BIOGEN IDEC: 23.13%
YTE : 22.97%
NEWMONT MINING: 22.75%
AMAZON.COM : 22.44%
HDFC BANK: 21.91%
NIPPON TELEGRAPH: 21.71%
T-MOBILE US: 21.16%
 

    Overview of Current Investing Landscape
Our daily stock analysis is focused on identifying profitable investing and trading opportunities in today's stock market.

Let us take a look at how major US stock indexes (Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq 100, S&P 100, Mid Cap, Small Cap), Global Markets (Europe, Emerging Markets - China, India, Latin America) and other asset classes like Bonds, Gold, Oil and ForEx are performing to get a perspective of relative performances and identify best performing asset classes to invest or trade in.

On the left, the charts and performances of major market segments year-to-date show longer term trends.

Over the short term (last week), the list of various market segments in the order of performances  - US Dollar [2.3%], Oil [0.8%], US Small Cap [-1.12%], Bonds [-1.16%], US Mid Cap [-1.23%], US Large Cap [-1.35%], India [-1.61%], Europe [-2.41%], Euro [-3.02%], Gold [-3.5%], Emerging Markets [-3.66%], China [-5.87%].

In the sections below, we take a detailed look at movers and shakers within each market segment in our quest to find best performing individual stocks and exchange traded funds (ETF hold basket of stocks and track market indices or track specific commodities or currencies).

Scroll down this guide or just click the links below -

  Using Top Performing Sectors to find Best Stocks

  Global Investing with Stocks & Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF)

 
List of ETFs for Trading Bonds, Commodities and ForEx

  Shorting or Hedging in Market Pullbacks & Downturns

  Leveraging for Double or Triple Daily Returns
US Stock Market performance
Year-to-Date:
6%
INDIA : 9.89%
US DOLLAR : 7.55%
EUROPE : 4.99%
NASDAQ 100 : 4.11%
US MID CAP : 2.6%
TOTAL US MARKET : 1.51%
US SMALL CAP : 1.33%
US LARGE CAP : 1.11%
S&P 100 : 0.96%
DOW JONES : 0.46%
EMERGING MARKETS : -0.1%
BONDS : -0.3%
CHINA : -1.03%
GOLD : -1.3%
EURO : -10.37%
OIL : -10.39
Best Short Term Trends Of Various Asset Classes:-

US Dollar [100], Europe [56], US Small Cap [44], India [41], Oil [27], US Mid Cap [26], US Large Cap [26], Bonds [21], Emerging Markets [13], China [0], Euro [0], Gold [0]

    Top Performing Sectors
Most stocks, if not all, move in the same direction as their sector (energy, tech, etc). Sector analysis helps in identifying current trends and identify best investing opportunities. One can invest in  individual stocks in a particular sector or invest in exchange traded funds that track various sectors and sub-sectors.

The performance of major sectors year to date are : Biotech [9999%], Healthcare [5%], Consumer Services [5%], Materials [4%], Semiconductors [4%], Housing [4%], Technology [3%], Retail [2%], Consumer Staples [1%], Industrials [-0%], REITs [-0%], Financials [-2%], Transport [-2%], Energy [-3%], Oil Services [-5%], Utilities [-8%]

Now, let us see how the major sectors are faring recently (over last week) - Biotech [1.46%], Financials [-0.27%], Semiconductors [-0.46%], Consumer Services [-0.66%], Retail [-0.78%], Healthcare [-0.98%], Transport [-1.05%], Technology [-1.38%], Industrials [-1.62%], Materials [-1.92%], Oil Services [-2.04%], Consumer Staples [-2.29%], Housing [-2.72%], Energy [-2.73%], REITs [-3.24%], Utilities [-3.95%].


We do in depth analysis in our sector guides to identify list of best performing sector/subsector exchange traded funds and individual stocks. The daily best performing sector stock lists: -

  Best Performing Technology Sector Stock List

  Best Performing Energy/Oil Sector Stock List

  Best Performing Financial Sector Stock List

  Best Performing Materials Sector Stock List

  Best Performing Healthcare Sector Stock List

  Best Performing Consumer Services Stock List

  Best Performing Industrial Sector Stock List
SECTORS
YEAR-TO-DATE
HEALTHCARE : 4.61%
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY : 4.6%
MATERIALS : 3.95%
SEMICONDUCTORS : 3.83%
HOUSING : 3.6%
TECHNOLOGY : 2.77%
RETAIL : 2%
CONSUMER STAPLES : 0.77%
INDUSTRIALS : -0.04%
REITS : -0.36%
FINANCIALS : -1.8%
TRANSPORT : -2.13%
ENERGY : -2.91%
OIL SERVICES : -4.93%
UTILITIES : -7.99%
%
Movers & Shakers of the Day - The 360o view of Sectors from last trading session:-

Retail [-0.45%], Financials [-0.51%], Transport [-0.82%], Technology [-0.99%], Consumer Services [-1.11%], Industrials [-1.19%], Semiconductors [-1.20%], Materials [-1.27%], Biotech [-1.52%], Energy [-1.69%], Housing [-1.72%], Consumer Staples [-1.74%], Healthcare [-1.80%], Oil Services [-2.34%], REITs [-2.87%], Utilities [-2.87%]
Short Term Trends Of Core Market Sectors - The 360o ratings (current score / previous score) view of Sectors (0 to 100 - Bearish to Bullish):-

Biotech [78/100], Consumer Services [63/76], Retail [51/51], Healthcare [41/78], Semiconductors [41/70], Housing [36/43], Technology [34/51], Financials [32/32], Materials [26/51], Consumer Staples [26/34], Oil Services [20/38], REITs [13/43], Energy [10/18], Transport [0/18], Industrials [0/34], Utilities [0/32]

    Global Investing with Stocks & ETFs
US investors can now easily invest across the world using stocks and exchange traded funds.

The global investing world can be segmented into Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Another way to look at it from investing point of view is - Developed Markets and Emerging Markets. Emerging markets like China, Brazil & India provide some of the best investing growth opportunities today.

On the right, we have the long term - year to date - performances of major exchange traded funds that invest in international stocks.

Let us look at recent (over last week) performance and trends of major global ETFs :-Korea [0.05%], Japan [-0.08%], Asia-Pacific [-0.56%], India [-1.61%], Developed Markets [-1.88%], Taiwan [-1.94%], Germany [-2.05%], Total MArket Ex-US [-2.21%], Europe [-2.41%], France [-2.42%], Australia [-2.45%], Canada [-2.61%], United Kingdom [-2.77%], Russia [-2.92%], Emerging Markets [-3.66%], South Africa [-4.57%], China [-5.87%], Mexico [-5.88%], Latin America [-7.39%], Brazil [-9.43%].

One can, of course, invest in individual foreign stocks. The top performing (year-to-date) large cap foreign stocks are Valeant Pharmaceuticals [39%], Sony [35%], VimpelCom [30%], Mobile Telesystems [30%], NXP Semiconductors [29%], Avago Technologies [27%], NTT DOCOMO [26%], Etablissements Delhaize [25%], STMicroelectronics NV [23%], HDFC Bank [22%].

The best smallcap and midcap foreign stocks year to date are Genetic Technologies [1172%], Mechel OAO [122%], Amarin [81%], Edenor SA [69%], uniQure N.V [67%], Sequans Communications [55%], Vimicro [49%], Pampa Energia [47%], Grupo Financiero [41%], Cott [41%].

Take a deep dive into our popular international stocks and ETF daily best performing stock lists below -

  Best Performing Emerging Markets Stock List

  Best Performing Europe Stock List

  Best Performing Latin America Stock List

  Best Performing India Stock List

  Best Performing China Stock List

  Best Performing Asia-Pacific Stock List
GLOBAL STOCK MARKETS
(Year-To-Date)
RUSSIA: 18.25%
INDIA: 9.89%
JAPAN: 9.79%
ASIA-PACIFIC: 6.72%
GERMANY: 6.13%
DEVELOPED MARKETS: 4.99%
FRANCE: 4.91%
AUSTRALIA: 4.19%
EUROPE: 3.93%
TAIWAN: 3.84%
ALL WORLD EX-US: 3.49%
UNITED KINGDOM: 3%
KOREA: 2.48%
SOUTH AFRICA: 0.79%
EMERGING MARKETS: -0.1%
CHINA: -1.03%
MEXICO: -4.58%
CANADA: -5.44%
LATIN AMERICA: -7.45%
BRAZIL: -12.37%
Daily performance of Global Markets
The Top Performers of Global Markets from Last Trading Session:-

Japan [0.08%], Asia-Pacific [-0.48%], Korea [-0.74%], China [-1.22%], Developed Markets [-1.26%], Taiwan [-1.26%], India [-1.26%], Total MArket Ex-US [-1.29%], Germany [-1.42%], Australia [-1.53%], Emerging Markets [-1.56%], Canada [-1.66%], Europe [-1.67%], France [-1.75%], United Kingdom [-2.06%], Latin America [-2.16%], Mexico [-2.28%], Brazil [-2.30%], Russia [-2.43%], South Africa [-2.80%]    For more detailed view ..


    Commodities Daily Investing & Trading 
It is now possible for stock market investors to participate in commodities markets (Energy, Materials - metals including gold & silver, Agricultural & Livestock).

One can implicitly participate by buying stocks of companies involved in commodity business. Or now, one can explicitly buy exchange traded funds (ETF) that track specific commodities like oil, gold and silver. 

The left panel of this column shows the year to date performances of major commodities and ETFs that hold commodities related stocks 

Now, let us see how the major commodities are faring recently (over last week). First, the commodity trackers - Natural Gas [4.77%], Oil [0.8%], Agriculture [-2.03%], Gold [-3.5%], Silver [-4.16%], Gasoline [-4.76%], Heating Oil [-4.76%].

Next, let us look at weekly performances of ETFs that holds stocks of companies in commodities business - Solar Energy [10.91%], Clean Energy [1.68%], Clean Energy [1.68%], Oil Services [-2.04%], Materials [-2.28%], Ag-business [-2.46%], Energy [-2.73%], Oil/Dry Bulk Tankers [-2.92%], Nuclear Energy [-3.49%], Steel [-4.85%], Coal [-5.15%], Gold Mining [-12.23%].

There are also leveraged commodity ETFs that go up double or thrice the daily percent change in any commodity.

Also, inverse commodity ETFs that go up when the commodity that they are tracking goes down.

We do in depth analysis in our commodity guides to identify best performing sector/subsector exchange traded funds and individual stocks. The popular best performing stock lists: -

 
  Best Performing Energy Sector Stock List

  Best Performing Materials Sector Stock List

  Best Performing Gold & Silver Sector Stock List
COMMODITY TRACKERS
YEAR-TO-DATE
GASOLINE : 8.29%
HEATING OIL : 6.07%
SILVER : 1%
GOLD : -1.3%
NATURAL GAS : -2.54%
AGRICULTURE : -9.19%
US OIL : -10.39%
COMMODITIES RELATED STOCK ETFs
SOLAR ENERGY : 28.48%
CLEAN ENERGY : 5.92%
AGRIBUSINESS : 3.26%
TANKER SHIPS : 2.6%
MATERIALS : 2.05%
GOLD MINERS : 1.61%
ENERGY : -2.91%
OIL SERVICES : -4.93%
NUCLEAR ENERGY : -6.5%
COAL : -6.89%
STEEL : -8.82%
COMMODITIES - Movers & Shakers of the Day - The 360o view of Commodities from last trading session:-

First, the commodity ETF trackers Natural Gas [0.03%], Agriculture [0.01%], Gasoline [-0.67%], Heating Oil [-0.75%], Silver [-2.06%], Oil [-2.49%], Gold [-2.52%]

Next, the commodity ETFs that hold commodity related stocks Ag-business [-1.08%], Materials [-1.53%], Energy [-1.69%], Oil/Dry Bulk Tankers [-1.71%], Coal [-1.88%], Clean Energy [-1.90%], Clean Energy [-1.90%], Steel [-2.03%], Nuclear Energy [-2.08%], Oil Services [-2.34%], Solar Energy [-2.90%], Gold Mining [-6.99%]


    Trading & Hedging With Inverse (Short) Bear ETFs
Before, only professional traders and investors could take advantage of bearish markets (and pullbacks) using derivatives like options and complex hedging. It is now possible for regular stock market investors to profit (or hedge one's portfolio) using bearish ETF funds which one can trade just like any stock.

The left panel of this column shows the year to date performances of major short ETFs that move in opposite direction to popular stock indexes like Dow and S&P 500. 

Now, let us see how the major bearish index funds are faring recently (over last week) - Bear 2X China [12.77%], Bear 3X Emerging Markets [11.23%], Bear Developed Markets [5.68%], Bear 2X S&P 500 [2.65%], Bear 2X Dow 30 [2.62%], Bear 2X Midcap [2.38%], Bear 2X Smallcap [2.21%], Bear 2X Nasdaq 100 [1.55%].

Over last trading session, the bearish ETFs performances - Bear 3X Emerging Markets [4.70%], Bear Developed Markets [3.88%], Bear 2X China [2.85%], Bear 2X Dow 30 [2.76%], Bear 2X S&P 500 [2.55%], Bear 2X Smallcap [2.54%], Bear 2X Midcap [2.11%], Bear 2X Nasdaq 100 [2.04%].

Next, let us look at weekly performances of bearish funds that follow the major market sectors(e.g. Tech, Financial) - Bear 3X REITs [10.6%], Bear Utilities [8.9%], Bear 3X Energy [8.4%], Bear Real Estate [6.5%], Bear Basic Materials [4.57%], Bear Technology [2.92%], Bear Semiconductor [1.92%], Bear HealthCare [1.56%], Bear 3X Financials [1.05%].

Over last trading session, the bearish sector ETFs performances are - Bear 3X REITs [9.84%], Bear Utilities [6.38%], Bear Real Estate [5.70%], Bear 3X Energy [5.10%], Bear HealthCare [3.34%], Bear Basic Materials [3.18%], Bear Semiconductor [2.16%], Bear 3X Financials [2.03%], Bear Technology [-99.48%].


Be careful with the above inverse ETFs as most are leveraged (moves twice or thrice in opposite direction to the daily percent change of major indexes and stocks).
BEARISH INDEX FUNDS
YEAR-TO-DATE
Bear 2X China : -0.14%
Bear 2X Dow 30 : -2.62%
Bear 2X S&P 500 : -3.22%
Bear 3X Emerging Markets : -3.87%
Bear 2X Smallcap : -4.12%
Bear 2X Midcap : -6.22%
Bear 2X Nasdaq 100 : -8.99%
SECTOR INVERSE BEAR ETFs
YEAR-TO-DATE
BEAR UTILITIES : 16.35%
BEAR 3X ENERGY : 2.05%
BEAR REAL ESTATE : -0.86%
BEAR 3X FINANCIALS : -0.87%
BEAR 3X REITS : -1.69%
BEAR SEMICONDUCTORS : -3.26%
BEAR INDUSTRIALS : -4.03%
BEAR TECHNOLOGY : -5.28%
BEAR BASIC MATERIALS : -5.7%
BEAR CONSUMER : -7.21%


    Trading With Leveraged Bull ETFs
Traders can take advantage of leveraged ETFs (funds that move twice or thrice the daily movement of underlying index or sector) to make highly speuculative bets. Investors can profit using bullish ETF funds which one can trade just like any stock.

The left panel of this column shows the year to date performances of major leveraged bullish ETFs that move twice or thrice in the same direction as popular stock indexes like Dow and S&P 500. 

Now, let us see how the major bullish index funds are faring recently (over last week) - Bull 2X Nasdaq 100 [-1.73%], Bull 2X Dow 30 [-2.69%], Bull 2X S&P 500 [-2.78%], Bull 3X Smallcap [-3.33%], Bull 2X Midcap [-3.85%], Bull 3X Developed Markets [-5.65%], Bull 3X Emerging Markets [-10.45%], Bull 2X China [-11.69%].

Over last trading session, the bullish leveraged index ETFs performances - Bull 2X Nasdaq 100 [-2.10%], Bull 2X S&P 500 [-2.51%], Bull 2X Dow 30 [-2.61%], Bull 2X China [-2.77%], Bull 3X Smallcap [-3.69%], Bull 2X Midcap [-3.82%], Bull 3X Developed Markets [-4.16%], Bull 3X Emerging Markets [-4.55%].

Next, let us look at weekly performances of bullish funds that follow the major market sectors(e.g. Tech, Financial) - Bull 2X Consumer Services [-0.72%], Bull 3X Financials [-1.17%], Bull 2X HealthCare [-2.14%], Bull 2X Semiconductor [-2.18%], Bull 2X Semiconductor [-3.28%], Bull 2X Industrials [-3.73%], Bull 2X Basic Materials [-4.35%], Bull 2X Real Estate [-6.48%], Bull 3X Energy [-8.06%], Bull 2X Utilities [-8.23%], Bull 3X REITs [-10.55%].

Over last trading session, the bullish sector ETFs performances are - Bull 3X Financials [-2.03%], Bull 3X Financials [-2.25%], Bull 2X Consumer Services [-2.61%], Bull 2X Basic Materials [-2.77%], Bull 2X Semiconductor [-2.95%], Bull 2X HealthCare [-4.04%], Bull 3X Energy [-5.08%], Bull 2X Real Estate [-5.81%], Bull 2X Utilities [-5.85%], Bull 2X Utilities [-9.77%], Bull 2X Industrials [-98.82%].


Be careful with the above leveraged ETFs as they are highly speculative and can make major move against your trade.
BULLISH INDEX FUNDS
YEAR-TO-DATE
Bull 3X Developed Markets : 13.98%
Bull 2X Nasdaq 100 : 7.85%
Bull 2X Midcap : 6.5%
Bull 3X Smallcap : 2.29%
Bull 2X S&P 500 : 1.64%
Bull 2X Dow 30 : 1.17%
Bull 3X Emerging Markets : -2.18%
SECTOR BULL ETFs
YEAR-TO-DATE
BULL 2X HEALTHCARE : 9.37%
BULL 2X CONSUMER : 7.96%
BULL 2X TECHNOLOGY : 4.4%
BULL 2X BASIC MATERIALS : 3.73%
BULL 2X INDUSTRIALS : 0.53%
BULL 2X SEMICONDUCTORS : 0.37%
BULL 2X REAL ESTATE : -1.39%
BULL 3X FINANCIALS : -3.35%
BULL 3X REITS : -4.15%
BULL 3X ENERGY : -11.91%


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NKE96.95-1.530.8
GE25.43-1.490.7
TRV106.18-1.320.3
MRK56.95-1.780.3
MMM164.61-1.770.2
IBM158.72-1.53-1.1
KO41.53-2.05-1.6
JPM61.16-1.35-2.3
GS187.35-1.44-3.3
WMT82.75-0.98-3.6
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