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

The overall market intelligence score is 58 (0-bearish to 100-bullish) which puts US Stock Market in short term neutral trend.

The market intelligence score from previous trading session is 100 and hence a deterioration of trend.

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

Gold [2.02%], China [1.52%], Europe [0.71%], Emerging Markets [0.40%], Euro [0.22%], Bonds [-0.07%], US Dollar [-0.31%], US Large Cap [-0.42%], Oil [-0.76%], US Mid Cap [-0.82%], US Small Cap [-1.10%], India [-1.28%]

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(rated 0 [bearish] to 100 [bullish]):-

Europe [100], Emerging Markets [95], Oil [90], China [83], Euro [74], US Large Cap [68], Gold [67], US Mid Cap [36], US Small Cap [36], US Dollar [26], Bonds [25], India [0]

        Stock Market Today in Brief: Performances & Trends
 Year To Date Performance: 3 %
 Weekly Performance: 0.44 %
 Daily Performance: -0.42 %
 Technical Trend Score: 68
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
 Gold: 2.02%
 China: 1.52%
 Europe: 0.71%
 Emerging Mkts: 0.40%
 Euro: 0.22%
 Bonds: -0.07%
 Dow Jones: -0.20%
 Nasdaq-100: -0.25%
 US Dollar: -0.31%
 S&P 500: -0.42%
 US Total Market -0.52%
 US Oil: -0.76%
 US Mid Cap: -0.82%
 US Small Cap: -1.10%
 India: -1.28%
Top Sectors from Last Trading Session:-
Oil Services [1.1%], Materials [0.9%], Semiconductors [0.8%], Technology [0.3%], Industrials [-0%], Energy [-0.1%], REITs [-0.3%], Financials [-0.4%], Consumer Staples [-0.6%], Transport [-0.9%], Consumer Discretionary [-0.9%], Retail [-1.1%], Utilities [-1.2%], Housing [-1.2%], Healthcare [-1.8%], Biotech [-4.2%]   
More ... In Depth Analysis Of Market Sectors
Top Global Stock Market Performers from Last Trading Session:-
Germany [1.7%], China [1.5%], Taiwan [1.3%], France [1.2%], Europe [0.7%], Australia [0.5%], Developed Markets [0.5%], South Africa [0.4%], United Kingdom [0.4%], Emerging Markets [0.4%], All World Ex-US [0.4%], Asia-Pacific [0.1%], Canada [0%], Korea [0%], Mexico [-0.2%], Japan [-0.2%], Latin America [-0.4%], Brazil [-1%], India [-1.3%], Russia [-2.1%]   
More ... In Depth Analysis Of Global Stocks & ETFs
Top Performers of Commodity Stocks & ETFs from Last Trading Session:-
Silver [4%], Gold Mining [2.1%], Gold [2%], Copper [1.3%], Steel [0.8%], Coal [-0.2%], Gasoline [-0.3%], Solar [-0.4%], Shipping [-0.5%], Agriculture [-0.6%], Heating Oil [-0.6%], US Oil [-0.8%], Natural Gas [-2.5%]   
More ... In Depth Analysis Of Commodity Stocks & ETFs
The Top Performers of Dow Jones 30 Stocks from Last Trading Session:-
E. I.[4.60%], Apple [1.82%], Intel [1.31%], Caterpillar [0.86%], Walt Disney[0.58%], Business[0.56%], Microsoft [0.33%], General Electric[0.30%], Cisco Systems[0.24%], Verizon Communications[0.10%], Exxon Mobil[0.05%]   
More ... In Depth Analysis Of Dow 30 Stocks & ETFs
The Top Performers of S&P 500 from Last Trading Session:-
Windstream [35.50%], Freeport-McMoRan Copper[4.80%], E. I.[4.60%], Joy Global[3.63%], LyondellBasell Industries[2.68%], Nabors Industries[2.66%], Newmont Mining[2.44%], Rockwell Automation[2.42%], Cameron [2.39%], Precision Castparts[2.26%]   
More ... In Depth Analysis Of S&P 500 Stocks & ETFs
The Top Performers of Nasdaq 100 from Last Trading Session:-
Tesla Motors[6.01%], Fastenal [1.87%], Apple [1.82%], Akamai Technologies[1.72%], NXP Semiconductors[1.68%], Baidu [1.64%], priceline.com [1.63%], VimpelCom [1.57%], Texas Instruments[1.52%], QUALCOMM [1.45%], Netflix [1.38%]  
More ... In Depth Analysis Of Nasdaq 100 Stocks & ETFs
The Top Performers of S&P 100 from Last Trading Session:-
Freeport-McMoRan Copper[4.80%], E. I.[4.60%], Apple [1.82%], Texas Instruments[1.52%], QUALCOMM [1.45%], Emerson Electric[1.41%], Intel [1.31%], Oracle [1.23%], National Oilwell[0.90%], Halliburton [0.90%], Caterpillar [0.86%]  
More ... In Depth Analysis Of S&P 100 Stocks & ETFs
The Top Performers of Mid Cap Stocks from Last Trading Session:-
Home Properties[7.76%], Terex [3.34%], Oceaneering [3.09%], Allscripts Healthcare[2.94%], Superior Energy[2.71%], Tidewater [2.58%], Aarons [2.56%], Reliance Steel[2.55%], Unit [2.39%], Kennametal [2.38%], SPX [2.08%]   
More ... In Depth Analysis Of Midcap Stocks & ETFs
The Top Performers of Small Cap Stocks from Last Trading Session:-
Coeur dAlene[10.25%], CARBO Ceramics[7.50%], Potbelly [6.90%], RigNet [6.85%], Layne Christensen[6.22%], Oclaro [5.88%], ChannelAdvisor [5.47%], Northwest Pipe[5.29%], AM Castle[5.14%], Wausau Paper[5.05%], Intelsat S.A[5.05%]   
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 Amazon.com [41%], Starbucks [24%], Halliburton [24%], Apple [21%], Walt Disney[17%], Unitedhealth Group[15%], Biogen Idec[15%], Boeing Co[14%], Anadarko Petroleum[13%], Dow Chemical[13%].

Among the technology heavy Nasdaq 100 index, the leaders so far this year are Netflix [66%], Amazon.com [41%], VimpelCom [40%], Kraft Foods[37%], Monster Beverage[32%], Electronic Arts[27%], Mylan [27%], NXP Semiconductors[27%], Starbucks [24%], Akamai Technologies[22%].

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 Chimera Investment[386%], Sinopec Shanghai[122%], China Southern[116%], Pharmacyclics [110%], Mobile Telesystems[68%], Netflix [66%], China Eastern[62%], Freescale Semiconductor[56%], Sony [52%].

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 Taubman Centers[197%], Horizon Pharma[129%], 58.com [97%], Dyax [89%], Anacor Pharmaceuticals[82%], Neurocrine Biosciences[77%], Qunar Cayman[74%], Abiomed [73%], Intercept Pharmaceuticals[71%], GW Pharmaceuticals[70%].

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 Gramercy Property[304%], Eagle Pharmaceuticals[252%], Esperion Therapeutics[147%], Corcept Therapeutics[106%], Foundation Medicine[100%], Exelixis [97%], ZIOPHARM Oncology[93%], Hyperion Therapeutics[91%], Builders FirstSource[91%], Cambrex [89%].

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)
CHIMERA INVESTMENT: 385.53%
SINOPEC SHANGHAI: 122.33%
CHINA SOUTHERN: 116.44%
PHARMACYCLICS : 110.06%
MOBILE TELESYSTEMS: 67.69%
NETFLIX : 65.71%
CHINA EASTERN: 61.67%
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR: 55.93%
SONY : 52.37%
ALUMINUM : 48.35%
CHINA UNICOM: 45.65%
TWITTER : 44.02%
HOSPIRA : 42.43%
AMAZON.COM : 41.31%
VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS: 41.16%
VIMPELCOM : 39.71%
YTE : 38.67%
KRAFT FOODS: 37.04%
NIPPON TELEGRAPH: 36.9%
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC: 35.7%
NEWMONT MINING: 35.54%
NOVO NORDISK: 34.17%
CHINA TELECOM: 32.74%
MONSTER BEVERAGE: 32.39%
 

    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  - China [4.56%], Emerging Markets [3.19%], Europe [2.49%], Euro [1.41%], Gold [0.53%], US Large Cap [0.44%], Bonds [-0.22%], US Mid Cap [-0.49%], US Small Cap [-0.94%], US Dollar [-1.32%], Oil [-1.86%], India [-5.17%].

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%
CHINA : 26.65%
EMERGING MARKETS : 12.04%
EUROPE : 11.32%
NASDAQ 100 : 6.79%
US DOLLAR : 6.13%
US MID CAP : 4.87%
US SMALL CAP : 4.05%
TOTAL US MARKET : 3.09%
US LARGE CAP : 3%
S&P 100 : 1.94%
DOW JONES : 1.65%
BONDS : 1.58%
GOLD : 1.54%
INDIA : -0.52%
OIL : -4.13%
EURO : -10.16
Best Short Term Trends Of Various Asset Classes:-

Europe [100], Emerging Markets [95], Oil [90], China [83], Euro [74], US Large Cap [68], Gold [67], US Mid Cap [36], US Small Cap [36], US Dollar [26], Bonds [25], India [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 [15%], Healthcare [7%], Consumer Services [7%], Oil Services [5%], Technology [5%], Materials [4%], Housing [4%], Retail [4%], Energy [3%], Semiconductors [3%], REITs [1%], Consumer Staples [1%], Industrials [-0%], Financials [-2%], Transport [-4%], Utilities [-6%]

Now, let us see how the major sectors are faring recently (over last week) - Technology [2.54%], Materials [1.44%], Consumer Services [1.17%], Semiconductors [1.15%], REITs [0.45%], Oil Services [0.35%], Retail [0.21%], Transport [0.1%], Financials [-0.17%], Industrials [-0.27%], Utilities [-0.34%], Energy [-0.4%], Housing [-0.62%], Consumer Staples [-0.63%], Healthcare [-0.95%], Biotech [-2.63%].


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
BIOTECH : 14.9%
HEALTHCARE : 6.81%
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY : 6.65%
OIL SERVICES : 4.65%
TECHNOLOGY : 4.59%
MATERIALS : 4.36%
HOUSING : 4.07%
RETAIL : 4.05%
ENERGY : 3.45%
SEMICONDUCTORS : 3.42%
REITS : 1.43%
CONSUMER STAPLES : 0.89%
INDUSTRIALS : -0.49%
FINANCIALS : -2.18%
TRANSPORT : -3.94%
UTILITIES : -5.53%
Movers & Shakers of the Day - The 360o view of Sectors from last trading session:-

Oil Services [1.08%], Materials [0.88%], Semiconductors [0.80%], Technology [0.28%], Industrials [-0.04%], Energy [-0.11%], REITs [-0.27%], Financials [-0.37%], Consumer Staples [-0.55%], Transport [-0.87%], Consumer Services [-0.88%], Retail [-1.07%], Utilities [-1.20%], Housing [-1.22%], Healthcare [-1.81%], Biotech [-4.17%]
Short Term Trends Of Core Market Sectors - The 360o ratings (current score / previous score) view of Sectors (0 to 100 - Bearish to Bullish):-

Materials [100/93], Technology [95/95], Oil Services [90/83], Energy [75/83], Consumer Services [71/100], Financials [65/68], Transport [58/85], Semiconductors [58/66], Industrials [51/66], REITs [49/42], Retail [46/76], Housing [43/51], Utilities [32/64], Biotech [31/83], Consumer Staples [26/51], Healthcare [26/78]

    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 :-Taiwan [7.58%], Brazil [6.7%], Latin America [4.82%], China [4.56%], Australia [3.49%], Emerging Markets [3.19%], France [3.04%], United Kingdom [2.7%], Total MArket Ex-US [2.59%], Developed Markets [2.56%], South Africa [2.54%], Europe [2.49%], Asia-Pacific [2.44%], Japan [2.39%], Germany [2.23%], Mexico [1.69%], Russia [1.67%], Korea [1.47%], Canada [0.58%], India [-5.17%].

One can, of course, invest in individual foreign stocks. The top performing (year-to-date) large cap foreign stocks are Sinopec Shanghai [122%], China Southern [116%], Mobile Telesystems [68%], China Eastern [62%], Sony [52%], Aluminum [48%], Ctrip.com [46%], China Unicom [46%], Valeant Pharmaceuticals [41%], VimpelCom [40%].

The best smallcap and midcap foreign stocks year to date are Samson Oil [690%], China Housing [586%], Genetic Technologies [127%], Vimicro [122%], Amarin [119%], 58.com [97%], AirMedia Group [95%], Mechel OAO [85%], China Nepstar [82%], Cninsure [81%].

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: 33.15%
CHINA: 26.65%
JAPAN: 18.15%
ASIA-PACIFIC: 14.59%
KOREA: 13.33%
TAIWAN: 12.71%
EMERGING MARKETS: 12.04%
FRANCE: 11.52%
DEVELOPED MARKETS: 11.32%
ALL WORLD EX-US: 10.73%
GERMANY: 10.51%
SOUTH AFRICA: 9.58%
EUROPE: 9.55%
AUSTRALIA: 8.48%
UNITED KINGDOM: 7.54%
LATIN AMERICA: 3.21%
CANADA: 1.49%
MEXICO: 1.33%
BRAZIL: 0.66%
INDIA: -0.52%
Daily performance of Global Markets
The Top Performers of Global Markets from Last Trading Session:-

Germany [1.68%], China [1.52%], Taiwan [1.25%], France [1.22%], Europe [0.71%], Australia [0.50%], Developed Markets [0.49%], South Africa [0.44%], United Kingdom [0.41%], Emerging Markets [0.40%], Total MArket Ex-US [0.39%], Asia-Pacific [0.11%], Canada [0.03%], Korea [0.03%], Mexico [-0.20%], Japan [-0.23%], Latin America [-0.39%], Brazil [-0.97%], India [-1.28%], Russia [-2.11%]    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 - Gasoline [3.17%], Silver [2.42%], Heating Oil [2.29%], Agriculture [0.68%], Gold [0.53%], Oil [-1.86%], Natural Gas [-3.05%].

Next, let us look at weekly performances of ETFs that holds stocks of companies in commodities business - Steel [10.26%], Ag-business [1.47%], Materials [1.35%], Nuclear Energy [1.31%], Oil/Dry Bulk Tankers [0.94%], Solar Energy [0.69%], Oil Services [0.35%], Coal [0.07%], Gold Mining [-0.35%], Energy [-0.4%], Clean Energy [-0.68%], Clean Energy [-0.68%].

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 : 15.17%
HEATING OIL : 9.73%
SILVER : 3.98%
GOLD : 1.54%
US OIL : -4.13%
AGRICULTURE : -10.73%
NATURAL GAS : -16.11%
COMMODITIES RELATED STOCK ETFs
SOLAR ENERGY : 41.73%
CLEAN ENERGY : 11.2%
TANKER SHIPS : 9.8%
GOLD MINERS : 7.51%
AGRIBUSINESS : 5.29%
OIL SERVICES : 4.65%
ENERGY : 3.45%
MATERIALS : 3.44%
STEEL : 0.9%
NUCLEAR ENERGY : -1.91%
COAL : -6.13%
COMMODITIES - Movers & Shakers of the Day - The 360o view of Commodities from last trading session:-

First, the commodity ETF trackers Silver [3.98%], Gold [2.02%], Gasoline [-0.25%], Agriculture [-0.58%], Heating Oil [-0.63%], Oil [-0.76%], Natural Gas [-2.52%]

Next, the commodity ETFs that hold commodity related stocks Gold Mining [2.07%], Oil Services [1.08%], Materials [0.89%], Steel [0.82%], Ag-business [0.16%], Nuclear Energy [-0.06%], Energy [-0.11%], Coal [-0.15%], Solar Energy [-0.37%], Oil/Dry Bulk Tankers [-0.46%], Clean Energy [-0.85%], Clean Energy [-0.85%]


    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 Smallcap [1.87%], Bear 2X Midcap [0.76%], Bear 2X Dow 30 [-0.19%], Bear 2X S&P 500 [-0.97%], Bear 2X Nasdaq 100 [-4.83%], Bear Developed Markets [-7.56%], Bear 2X China [-8.93%], Bear 3X Emerging Markets [-8.99%].

Over last trading session, the bearish ETFs performances - Bear 2X Smallcap [2.19%], Bear 2X Midcap [1.45%], Bear 2X S&P 500 [0.74%], Bear 2X Nasdaq 100 [0.48%], Bear 2X Dow 30 [0.44%], Bear 3X Emerging Markets [-1.04%], Bear Developed Markets [-1.85%], Bear 2X China [-3.10%].

Next, let us look at weekly performances of bearish funds that follow the major market sectors(e.g. Tech, Financial) - Bear Semiconductor [2.94%], Bear HealthCare [2.41%], Bear 3X Energy [1.02%], Bear Utilities [0.57%], Bear 3X Financials [-0.16%], Bear Real Estate [-1.01%], Bear 3X REITs [-2.2%], Bear Basic Materials [-2.65%], Bear Consumer Services [-2.94%], Bear Technology [-5.41%].

Over last trading session, the bearish sector ETFs performances are - Bear HealthCare [3.66%], Bear Utilities [2.98%], Bear 3X Financials [1.12%], Bear 3X REITs [0.31%], Bear 3X Energy [0.30%], Bear Real Estate [0.25%], Bear Technology [-0.63%], Bear Semiconductor [-0.92%], Bear Basic Materials [-2.05%], Bear Consumer Services [-99.89%].


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 Dow 30 : -5.42%
Bear 2X S&P 500 : -7.35%
Bear 2X Smallcap : -10.48%
Bear 2X Midcap : -11.3%
Bear 2X Nasdaq 100 : -14.64%
Bear Developed Markets : -30.55%
Bear 3X Emerging Markets : -33.86%
SECTOR INVERSE BEAR ETFs
YEAR-TO-DATE
BEAR UTILITIES : 6.84%
BEAR SEMICONDUCTORS : -0.38%
BEAR 3X FINANCIALS : -3.55%
BEAR REAL ESTATE : -7.15%
BEAR BASIC MATERIALS : -9.58%
BEAR TECHNOLOGY : -10.87%
BEAR CONSUMER : -12.08%
BEAR 3X REITS : -12.92%
BEAR HEALTHCARE : -15.65%
BEAR 3X ENERGY : -19.86%


    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 3X Emerging Markets [9.8%], Bull 2X China [9.14%], Bull 3X Developed Markets [7.72%], Bull 2X Nasdaq 100 [4.97%], Bull 2X S&P 500 [0.82%], Bull 2X Dow 30 [0.04%], Bull 2X Midcap [-1.48%], Bull 3X Smallcap [-2.79%].

Over last trading session, the bullish leveraged index ETFs performances - Bull 2X China [3.17%], Bull 3X Developed Markets [1.70%], Bull 3X Emerging Markets [1.01%], Bull 2X Dow 30 [-0.44%], Bull 2X Nasdaq 100 [-0.46%], Bull 2X S&P 500 [-0.84%], Bull 2X Midcap [-2.49%], Bull 3X Smallcap [-3.38%].

Next, let us look at weekly performances of bullish funds that follow the major market sectors(e.g. Tech, Financial) - Bull 3X Smallcap [4.87%], Bull 2X Consumer Services [2.58%], Bull 2X Basic Materials [2.53%], Bull 3X REITs [2.22%], Bull 2X Real Estate [1.05%], Bull 3X Financials [0.11%], Bull 2X Utilities [-1.24%], Bull 3X Energy [-1.36%], Bull 2X Industrials [-1.95%], Bull 2X HealthCare [-2.29%], Bull 2X Semiconductor [-4.76%].

Over last trading session, the bullish sector ETFs performances are - Bull 2X Basic Materials [1.57%], Bull 2X Basic Materials [0.87%], Bull 2X Industrials [-0.13%], Bull 2X Semiconductor [-0.14%], Bull 2X Semiconductor [-0.29%], Bull 2X Real Estate [-0.29%], Bull 3X Energy [-0.32%], Bull 2X Consumer Services [-0.45%], Bull 3X Financials [-1.09%], Bull 2X Utilities [-3.07%], Bull 2X HealthCare [-3.92%].


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 2X China : 57.44%
Bull 3X Emerging Markets : 35.27%
Bull 3X Developed Markets : 34.41%
Bull 2X Midcap : 13.61%
Bull 2X Nasdaq 100 : 13.46%
Bull 3X Smallcap : 10.73%
Bull 2X S&P 500 : 4.88%
SECTOR BULL ETFs
YEAR-TO-DATE
BULL 2X HEALTHCARE : 14.31%
BULL 2X CONSUMER : 12.48%
BULL 2X TECHNOLOGY : 9.45%
BULL 3X ENERGY : 6.76%
BULL 2X BASIC MATERIALS : 6.38%
BULL 3X REITS : 3.98%
BULL 2X REAL ESTATE : 3.74%
BULL 2X INDUSTRIALS : 0.85%
BULL 3X FINANCIALS : -3.21%
BULL 2X SEMICONDUCTORS : -6.32%


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List of Dow Index Stocks Year-to-Date [YTD] Performance

US Stock Market performance
Year-to-Date:
6%
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StockPriceDaily%YTD%
AAPL132.651.8220.7
DIS110.160.5817.0
UNH116.24-2.0615.4
BA147.80-0.4014.4
PFE34.59-1.9312.0
VZ50.080.108.3
GE26.880.307.4
IBM170.730.567.2
HD111.39-2.036.7
NKE100.94-0.015.3
CSCO28.890.244.6
MSFT48.030.334.1
MCD96.44-2.333.8
V67.10-0.562.6
DD74.814.601.8
GS196.52-0.741.7
MRK57.10-0.871.4
UTX115.74-0.361.2
JPM62.34-0.420.3
CVX109.70-0.15-1.3
TRV103.33-0.60-1.9
KO40.83-0.15-2.5
JNJ100.58-0.49-3.1
MMM157.98-0.64-3.3
XOM87.010.05-5.2
CAT85.330.86-6.0
WMT79.37-0.59-7.0
INTC32.501.31-9.8
PG80.60-0.49-10.9
AXP77.49-0.64-16.5
 
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