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Technology Heavy Sector - Nasdaq 100
0.78% year to date.
The weekly change is -2.15%.
The daily change is -2.15%.
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Tech Sector Index in Brief
Year-to-date Large Cap segment is underperforming market by -1.51%.
In A Glance
Tech Sector Trend View
 Year To Date Performance: 0.78 %
 Weekly Performance: -2.15 %
 Daily Performance: -2.15 %
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The current technical trend score is 32 in a scale where 0 is bearish and 100 is bullish. The trend score in the session before was 40.
Trend score updated daily. Not to be used for investing.
          Best Performing Sector ETFs of the Day
Top Sectors from Last Trading Session:-
REITs [0.6%], Utilities [0.5%], Consumer Staples [-0%], Retail [-0.4%], Housing [-0.5%], Materials [-0.6%], Transport [-0.6%], Healthcare [-0.8%], Industrials [-0.9%], Energy [-1.1%], Financials [-1.3%], Consumer Discretionary [-1.4%], Oil Services [-2.3%], Biotech [-2.3%], Technology [-2.8%], Semiconductors [-3.7%]   
Top Sectors By Rating from Last Trading Session:-
Consumer Staples [95], Utilities [75.5], REITs [74], Healthcare [62.5], Energy [44], Retail [39.5], Transport [37], Biotech [32], Materials [32], Financials [32], Industrials [32], Consumer Discretionary [32], Semiconductors [25], Housing [25], Technology [24.5], Oil Services [14]   
    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 : Healthcare [11%], Consumer Services [10%], Retail [7%], Technology [6%], Utilities [5%], Consumer Staples [-0%], REITs [-0%], Biotech [-1%], Transport [-2%], Financials [-4%], Industrials [-5%], Energy [-6%], Semiconductors [-6%], Materials [-10%], Housing [-22%], Oil Services [-24%].

Now, let us see how the major sectors are faring recently (over last week) - REITs [0.55%], Utilities [0.5%], Consumer Staples [-0.03%], Retail [-0.39%], Housing [-0.48%], Materials [-0.55%], Transport [-0.64%], Healthcare [-0.83%], Industrials [-0.86%], Energy [-1.05%], Financials [-1.31%], Consumer Services [-1.36%], Oil Services [-2.26%], Biotech [-2.29%], Technology [-2.81%], Semiconductors [-3.67%].


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 ETF Lists: -

  Best Performing Technology Sector ETFs List

  Best Performing Energy/Oil Sector ETFs List

  Best Performing Financial Sector ETFs List

  Best Performing Materials Sector ETFs List

  Best Performing Healthcare Sector ETFs List

  Best Performing Consumer Services ETFs List

  Best Performing Industrial Sector ETFs List
SECTORS
YEAR-TO-DATE
HEALTHCARE : 11.49%
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY : 10.06%
RETAIL : 7.19%
TECHNOLOGY : 6.15%
UTILITIES : 4.64%
CONSUMER STAPLES : -0.12%
REITS : -0.38%
BIOTECH : -1.45%
TRANSPORT : -1.72%
FINANCIALS : -4.08%
INDUSTRIALS : -5.09%
ENERGY : -6.19%
SEMICONDUCTORS : -6.41%
MATERIALS : -9.67%
HOUSING : -22.01%
OIL SERVICES : -23.72%

12Stocks.com: Investing With Popular ETFs
The following table helps investors and traders sort through current performance of various popular exchange traded finds (ETFs) from literally every major marker sector (Technology, Utilities, Consumer Staples, Energy, Industrials, Materials, Healthcare, Transport and Consumer Services).

The table below gives 360o comprehensive view of sector ETF list by performance over daily, weekly or year-to-date periods. One can build a diverisified portfolio of sector focused ETF funds from the ETF list below.
(TIP: Placing your mouse cursor over ETF ticker and ETF name will show daily and weekly charts respectively. One can create a temporary portfolio of ETF funds from different asset classes by clicking on "+" and click on "V" to view the temporary portfolio.)

12Stocks.com Performance of Most Popular ETFs

TickerETF NameWatchlistCategoryRecent PriceChange %Weekly Change%YTD Change%
IHFiShares U. S. Healthcare Providers Health Care198.91-0.69-0.6926.8%
RTHRetail HOLDRs Services & Goods106.60-1.52-1.5216.7%
XLVHealth Care SPDR Health Care92.18-0.83-0.8311.5%
XLYConsumer Discretionary SPDR Services & Goods108.62-1.36-1.3610.1%
XRTRetail SPDR Services & Goods48.43-0.39-0.397.2%
NLRNuclear Energy ETF  Energy52.20-0.63-0.636.4%
PPHPharmaceutical HOLDRs Health Care62.59-0.56-0.566.3%
XLKTechnology SPDR Technology67.89-2.81-2.816.2%
ITAiShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense Industrials197.32-2.02-2.024.9%
IGNiShares Networking Technology50.84-4.12-4.124.9%
XLUUtilities SPDR Utilities55.130.500.54.6%
PPAPowerShares Aerospace & Defense Industrials56.30-1.69-1.694.5%
MOOAgribusiness ETF Materials63.15-1.47-1.472.5%
JXIiShares Global Utilities Utilities50.58-0.23-0.232.1%
JXIiShares Global Utilities Utilities50.58-0.23-0.232.1%
KIEstreetTRACKS Insurance Financials30.95-0.90-0.91.3%
XLPConsumer Staples SPDR Consumer Staples56.82-0.03-0.03-0.1%
IYRiShares US Real Estate Financials80.700.550.55-0.4%
PHOPowerShares Water Resources Utilities30.09-1.18-1.18-0.6%
IBBiShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Health Care105.22-2.29-2.29-1.5%
IYTiShares Transportation  Transports188.34-0.64-0.64-1.7%
IAIiShares U.S. Brokers Financials61.32-2.33-2.33-2.3%
VNQVanguard REIT VIPERs Financials81.010.500.5-2.4%
XOPOil & Gas Production SPDR Energy36.00-1.19-1.19-3.2%
BBHBiotech HOLDRs Health Care120.10-2.47-2.47-3.6%
XLFFinancial SPDR Financials26.77-1.31-1.31-4.1%
XLIIndustrial SPDR Industrials71.82-0.86-0.86-5.1%
IYEiShares US Energy Energy37.27-1.36-1.36-6.0%
XLEEnergy SPDR Energy67.79-1.05-1.05-6.2%
SMHSemiconductor HOLDRs Technology91.99-3.67-3.67-6.4%
KOLCoal ETF Materials14.94-1.45-1.45-6.8%
KBEstreetTRACKS Bank ETF Financials43.87-0.39-0.39-7.3%
PBWPowerShares Clean Energy Energy23.29-1.31-1.31-8.2%
PBWPowerShares Clean Energy Energy23.29-1.31-1.31-8.2%
RWXstreetTRACKS Intl Real Estate Financials36.99-0.39-0.39-8.2%
XLBMaterials SPDR Materials54.67-0.55-0.55-9.7%
XMEMetals & Mining SPDR Materials30.71-0.47-0.47-15.6%
SEAShipping ETF Materials9.40-2.29-2.29-19.0%
GDXGold Miners  Materials18.74-1.50-1.5-19.4%
TANSolar ETF Energy20.13-0.20-0.2-19.9%
XHBSPDR Homebuilders Services & Goods34.52-0.48-0.48-22.0%
OIHOil Services HOLDRs Energy19.91-2.26-2.26-23.7%
ITBiShares U.S. Home Construction Services & Goods31.11-0.51-0.51-28.9%
IXJiShares Global Healthcare  Health Care60.75-1.17-1.17-46.0%

 
Charts, Fundamental Data and Performances of Sector ETFs
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Stock Chart of iShares U. S. Healthcare ProvidersIHF iShares U. S. Healthcare Providers
Description: Invests typically in large cap healthcare providers [HMOs, hospitals, etc] equities
Sector: Health Care
Sub-Sector: Healthcare Services
Recent Price: 198.91    
Day Percent Change: -0.69%     Day Change: -1.38
Week Change: -0.69%     Year-to-date Change: 26.8%
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Stock Chart of Retail HOLDRsRTH Retail HOLDRs
Description: Invests in leading US retail equities [total number about 20]
Sector: Services & Goods
Sub-Sector: Retail
Recent Price: 106.60    
Day Percent Change: -1.52%     Day Change: -1.65
Week Change: -1.52%     Year-to-date Change: 16.7%
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Stock Chart of Health Care SPDRXLV Health Care SPDR
Description: Invests in equities in broad healthcare [providers, drug, biotech, etc] sector
Sector: Health Care
Sub-Sector: Pharmaceuticals
Recent Price: 92.18    
Day Percent Change: -0.83%     Day Change: -0.77
Week Change: -0.83%     Year-to-date Change: 11.5%
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Stock Chart of Consumer Discretionary SPDRXLY Consumer Discretionary SPDR
Description: Invests in equities in consumer services & goods [media, department retail, restaurents, leisure, etc] sector
Sector: Services & Goods
Sub-Sector: Retail
Recent Price: 108.62    
Day Percent Change: -1.36%     Day Change: -1.49
Week Change: -1.36%     Year-to-date Change: 10.1%
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Stock Chart of Retail SPDRXRT Retail SPDR
Description: Tracks S&P Retail and Consumer Staples equal weighted index
Sector: Services & Goods
Sub-Sector: Retail
Recent Price: 48.43    
Day Percent Change: -0.39%     Day Change: -0.19
Week Change: -0.39%     Year-to-date Change: 7.2%
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Stock Chart of Nuclear Energy ETF NLR Nuclear Energy ETF
Description: Basket of companies involved in nuclear energy
Sector: Energy
Sub-Sector: Green Energy
Recent Price: 52.20    
Day Percent Change: -0.63%     Day Change: -0.33
Week Change: -0.63%     Year-to-date Change: 6.4%
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Stock Chart of Pharmaceutical HOLDRsPPH Pharmaceutical HOLDRs
Description: Invests in leading pharmaceutical equities [total number about 20]
Sector: Health Care
Sub-Sector: Pharmaceuticals
Recent Price: 62.59    
Day Percent Change: -0.56%     Day Change: -0.35
Week Change: -0.56%     Year-to-date Change: 6.3%
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Stock Chart of Technology SPDRXLK Technology SPDR
Description: Invests to track index of primarily large cap equities across broad technology sector
Sector: Technology
Sub-Sector: Technology
Recent Price: 67.89    
Day Percent Change: -2.81%     Day Change: -1.96
Week Change: -2.81%     Year-to-date Change: 6.2%
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Stock Chart of iShares U.S. Aerospace & DefenseITA iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense
Description: Invests in aerospace [manufacturesrs, assembers and distributers] and defence equities
Sector: Industrials
Sub-Sector: Aerospace/Defense
Recent Price: 197.32    
Day Percent Change: -2.02%     Day Change: -4.06
Week Change: -2.02%     Year-to-date Change: 4.9%
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Stock Chart of iShares NetworkingIGN iShares Networking
Description: Invests typically in large cap growth networking [telecom, data & wireless equipment, etc] equities
Sector: Technology
Sub-Sector: Computer Networks
Recent Price: 50.84    
Day Percent Change: -4.12%     Day Change: -2.18
Week Change: -4.12%     Year-to-date Change: 4.9%
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Stock Chart of Utilities SPDRXLU Utilities SPDR
Description: Invests in equities in US utilities [electric, gas & water producers and distributers] sector - good dividend
Sector: Utilities
Sub-Sector: Utilities
Recent Price: 55.13    
Day Percent Change: 0.50%     Day Change: 0.27
Week Change: 0.5%     Year-to-date Change: 4.6%
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Stock Chart of PowerShares Aerospace & DefensePPA PowerShares Aerospace & Defense
Description: Invests in all caps [large, mid & small] equities that focus on defense, homeland security, aerospace, etc
Sector: Industrials
Sub-Sector: Aerospace/Defense
Recent Price: 56.30    
Day Percent Change: -1.69%     Day Change: -0.97
Week Change: -1.69%     Year-to-date Change: 4.5%
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Stock Chart of Agribusiness ETFMOO Agribusiness ETF
Description: Comprised of 40 ADRs and common stocks of companies engaged in agriproduct equipment and operations, agricultural chemicals, livestock operations, and ethanol/biodiesel
Sector: Materials
Sub-Sector: Agricultural
Recent Price: 63.15    
Day Percent Change: -1.47%     Day Change: -0.94
Week Change: -1.47%     Year-to-date Change: 2.5%
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Stock Chart of iShares Global UtilitiesJXI iShares Global Utilities
Description: Tracks S&P Global Utilities Index to obtain similar price and yield performance, before fees and expenses
Sector: Utilities
Sub-Sector: Utilities
Recent Price: 50.58    
Day Percent Change: -0.23%     Day Change: -0.12
Week Change: -0.23%     Year-to-date Change: 2.1%
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Stock Chart of iShares Global UtilitiesJXI iShares Global Utilities
Description: Tracks S&P Global Utilities Index to obtain similar price and yield performance, before fees and expenses
Sector: Utilities
Sub-Sector: Utilities
Recent Price: 50.58    
Day Percent Change: -0.23%     Day Change: -0.12
Week Change: -0.23%     Year-to-date Change: 2.1%
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Stock Chart of streetTRACKS InsuranceKIE streetTRACKS Insurance
Description: Invests in primarily US large and midcap insurance companies
Sector: Financials
Sub-Sector: Insurance
Recent Price: 30.95    
Day Percent Change: -0.90%     Day Change: -0.28
Week Change: -0.9%     Year-to-date Change: 1.3%
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Stock Chart of Consumer Staples SPDRXLP Consumer Staples SPDR
Description: Invests in equities in broad consumer staples [food, discount retail, tobacco, etc] sector - more recession resistent
Sector: Consumer Staples
Sub-Sector: Goods & Services
Recent Price: 56.82    
Day Percent Change: -0.03%     Day Change: -0.02
Week Change: -0.03%     Year-to-date Change: -0.1%
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Stock Chart of iShares US Real EstateIYR iShares US Real Estate
Description: Invests in primarily US midcap REITS and real estate companies
Sector: Financials
Sub-Sector: REITS
Recent Price: 80.70    
Day Percent Change: 0.55%     Day Change: 0.44
Week Change: 0.55%     Year-to-date Change: -0.4%
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Stock Chart of PowerShares Water ResourcesPHO PowerShares Water Resources
Description: Invests in all caps [small, mid, largel] equities that focus on water treatment, water based services, etc
Sector: Utilities
Sub-Sector: Utilities
Recent Price: 30.09    
Day Percent Change: -1.18%     Day Change: -0.36
Week Change: -1.18%     Year-to-date Change: -0.6%
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Stock Chart of iShares Nasdaq BiotechnologyIBB iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology
Description: Invests typically in mid cap growth biotech companies
Sector: Health Care
Sub-Sector: Biotechnology
Recent Price: 105.22    
Day Percent Change: -2.29%     Day Change: -2.47
Week Change: -2.29%     Year-to-date Change: -1.5%
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Stock Chart of iShares Transportation IYT iShares Transportation
Description: Invests in primarily US large, midcap & smallcap transportation [Rails, airlines, courier, etc] companies
Sector: Transports
Sub-Sector: TRANS-AIRLINE
Recent Price: 188.34    
Day Percent Change: -0.64%     Day Change: -1.22
Week Change: -0.64%     Year-to-date Change: -1.7%
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Stock Chart of iShares U.S. BrokersIAI iShares U.S. Brokers
Description: Invests in US brokerages and other financial services companies
Sector: Financials
Sub-Sector: Financial Services
Recent Price: 61.32    
Day Percent Change: -2.33%     Day Change: -1.46
Week Change: -2.33%     Year-to-date Change: -2.3%
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Stock Chart of Vanguard REIT VIPERsVNQ Vanguard REIT VIPERs
Description: Invests in equities in REITs and provides good dividends
Sector: Financials
Sub-Sector: REITS
Recent Price: 81.01    
Day Percent Change: 0.50%     Day Change: 0.41
Week Change: 0.5%     Year-to-date Change: -2.4%
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Stock Chart of Oil & Gas Production SPDRXOP Oil & Gas Production SPDR
Description: Tracks S&P Oil & Gas Production and Exploration equal weighted index
Sector: Energy
Sub-Sector: Energy Production
Recent Price: 36.00    
Day Percent Change: -1.19%     Day Change: -0.44
Week Change: -1.19%     Year-to-date Change: -3.2%
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Stock Chart of Biotech HOLDRsBBH Biotech HOLDRs
Description: Invests in leading biotechnology companies [total number about 18]
Sector: Health Care
Sub-Sector: Biotechnology
Recent Price: 120.10    
Day Percent Change: -2.47%     Day Change: -3.05
Week Change: -2.47%     Year-to-date Change: -3.6%
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Stock Chart of Financial SPDRXLF Financial SPDR
Description: Invests to track index of primarily large cap equities across broad financial sector
Sector: Financials
Sub-Sector: Banking
Recent Price: 26.77    
Day Percent Change: -1.31%     Day Change: -0.36
Week Change: -1.31%     Year-to-date Change: -4.1%
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Stock Chart of Industrial SPDRXLI Industrial SPDR
Description: Invests to track index of primarily large & mid cap equities in industrial manufacturing, equipment & services
Sector: Industrials
Sub-Sector: Industrial
Recent Price: 71.82    
Day Percent Change: -0.86%     Day Change: -0.62
Week Change: -0.86%     Year-to-date Change: -5.1%
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Stock Chart of iShares US EnergyIYE iShares US Energy
Description: Invests in primarily US large and bit of midcap energy equities
Sector: Energy
Sub-Sector: Energy Production
Recent Price: 37.27    
Day Percent Change: -1.36%     Day Change: -0.51
Week Change: -1.36%     Year-to-date Change: -6.0%
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Stock Chart of Energy SPDRXLE Energy SPDR
Description: Invests to track index of primarily large cap equities across broad energy sector
Sector: Energy
Sub-Sector: Energy Production
Recent Price: 67.79    
Day Percent Change: -1.05%     Day Change: -0.72
Week Change: -1.05%     Year-to-date Change: -6.2%
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Stock Chart of Semiconductor HOLDRsSMH Semiconductor HOLDRs
Description: Invests in leading semiconductor equities [total number about 20]
Sector: Technology
Sub-Sector: Semiconductors
Recent Price: 91.99    
Day Percent Change: -3.67%     Day Change: -3.50
Week Change: -3.67%     Year-to-date Change: -6.4%
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Stock Chart of Coal ETFKOL Coal ETF
Description: Targets daily performance results to correspond about Shipping Index
Sector: Materials
Sub-Sector: Materials
Recent Price: 14.94    
Day Percent Change: -1.45%     Day Change: -0.22
Week Change: -1.45%     Year-to-date Change: -6.8%
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Stock Chart of streetTRACKS Bank ETFKBE streetTRACKS Bank ETF
Description: Invests in primarily US large and midcap financial companies [mostly banks]
Sector: Financials
Sub-Sector: Banking
Recent Price: 43.87    
Day Percent Change: -0.39%     Day Change: -0.17
Week Change: -0.39%     Year-to-date Change: -7.3%
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Stock Chart of PowerShares Clean EnergyPBW PowerShares Clean Energy
Description: Invests in all caps [small, mid, largel] equities that focus on generating clean energy, renewable energy, etc
Sector: Energy
Sub-Sector: Green Energy
Recent Price: 23.29    
Day Percent Change: -1.31%     Day Change: -0.31
Week Change: -1.31%     Year-to-date Change: -8.2%
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Stock Chart of PowerShares Clean EnergyPBW PowerShares Clean Energy
Description: Invests in all caps [small, mid, largel] equities that focus on generating clean energy, renewable energy, etc
Sector: Energy
Sub-Sector: Green Energy
Recent Price: 23.29    
Day Percent Change: -1.31%     Day Change: -0.31
Week Change: -1.31%     Year-to-date Change: -8.2%
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Stock Chart of streetTRACKS Intl Real EstateRWX streetTRACKS Intl Real Estate
Description: Tracks Dow Jones Wilshire Ex-US Real Estate Securities Index based upon the global (ex-US) real estate market
Sector: Financials
Sub-Sector: REITS
Recent Price: 36.99    
Day Percent Change: -0.39%     Day Change: -0.14
Week Change: -0.39%     Year-to-date Change: -8.2%
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Stock Chart of Materials  SPDRXLB Materials SPDR
Description: Invests to track index of materials [primarily large and mid cap ] equities in chemicals, metals, paper, etc
Sector: Materials
Sub-Sector: Chemicals
Recent Price: 54.67    
Day Percent Change: -0.55%     Day Change: -0.30
Week Change: -0.55%     Year-to-date Change: -9.7%
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Stock Chart of Metals & Mining SPDRXME Metals & Mining SPDR
Description: Tracks S&P Metals and Mining industry equal weighted index
Sector: Materials
Sub-Sector: MINING -NON FERR
Recent Price: 30.71    
Day Percent Change: -0.47%     Day Change: -0.14
Week Change: -0.47%     Year-to-date Change: -15.6%
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Stock Chart of Shipping ETFSEA Shipping ETF
Description: Targets daily performance results to correspond about Shipping Index
Sector: Materials
Sub-Sector: Materials
Recent Price: 9.40    
Day Percent Change: -2.29%     Day Change: -0.22
Week Change: -2.29%     Year-to-date Change: -19.0%
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Stock Chart of Gold Miners GDX Gold Miners
Description: Tracks to perform similar to Amex Gold Miners Index
Sector: Materials
Sub-Sector: Precious Metals
Recent Price: 18.74    
Day Percent Change: -1.50%     Day Change: -0.29
Week Change: -1.5%     Year-to-date Change: -19.4%
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Stock Chart of Solar ETFTAN Solar ETF
Description: Targets daily performance results to correspond about Solar Index
Sector: Energy
Sub-Sector: Green Energy
Recent Price: 20.13    
Day Percent Change: -0.20%     Day Change: -0.04
Week Change: -0.2%     Year-to-date Change: -19.9%
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Stock Chart of SPDR HomebuildersXHB SPDR Homebuilders
Description: Invests to track index of home builders [primarily mid and small cap along with few large cap ] equities
Sector: Services & Goods
Sub-Sector: Housing
Recent Price: 34.52    
Day Percent Change: -0.48%     Day Change: -0.16
Week Change: -0.48%     Year-to-date Change: -22.0%
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Stock Chart of Oil Services HOLDRsOIH Oil Services HOLDRs
Description: Invests in equities of companies [total of 18] involved in oil & gas service sector
Sector: Energy
Sub-Sector: Oil Services
Recent Price: 19.91    
Day Percent Change: -2.26%     Day Change: -0.46
Week Change: -2.26%     Year-to-date Change: -23.7%
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Stock Chart of iShares U.S. Home ConstructionITB iShares U.S. Home Construction
Description: Invests in home [residential, mobile, pre-fabricated] constructors in US
Sector: Services & Goods
Sub-Sector: Housing
Recent Price: 31.11    
Day Percent Change: -0.51%     Day Change: -0.16
Week Change: -0.51%     Year-to-date Change: -28.9%
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Stock Chart of iShares Global Healthcare IXJ iShares Global Healthcare
Description: Invests in global [foreign about 36 %] large cap healthcare [drugs, biotech, health insurance, etc] companies
Sector: Health Care
Sub-Sector: Global
Recent Price: 60.75    
Day Percent Change: -1.17%     Day Change: -0.72
Week Change: -1.17%     Year-to-date Change: -46.0%
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    Trading & Hedging With Inverse Bear Sector 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 inverse Sector ETFs that move in opposite direction to underlying sector indices. 

Next, let us look at weekly performances of bearish funds that follow the major market sectors(e.g. Tech, Financial) - Bear Semiconductor [9.66%], Bear 3X Energy [4.27%], Bear 3X Financials [3.12%], Bear Basic Materials [2.65%], Bear Industrials [2.59%], Bear Consumer Services [0%], Bear Real Estate [-0.83%], Bear 3X REITs [-2.28%], Bear Utilities [-2.63%].

Over last trading session, the bearish sector ETFs performances are - Bear Semiconductor [9.66%], Bear 3X Energy [4.27%], Bear 3X Financials [3.12%], Bear Basic Materials [2.65%], Bear Industrials [2.59%], Bear Consumer Services [0.00%], Bear Real Estate [-0.83%], Bear 3X REITs [-2.28%], Bear Utilities [-2.63%].


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).
SECTOR INVERSE BEAR ETFs
YEAR-TO-DATE
BEAR BASIC MATERIALS : 14.28%
BEAR INDUSTRIALS : 1.09%
BEAR SEMICONDUCTORS : -3.18%
BEAR REAL ESTATE : -6.43%
BEAR 3X FINANCIALS : -9.41%
BEAR 3X REITS : -14.14%
BEAR UTILITIES : -15.7%
BEAR CONSUMER : -27.01%
BEAR 3X ENERGY : -80.61%
%


    Trading With Leveraged Bull Sector 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 speculative 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 Sector ETFs that move twice or thrice in the same direction as the underlying sector (e.g. Tech, Financial) that they track. 

Let us look at weekly performances of bullish funds that follow the major market sectors - Bull 2X Real Estate [1.62%], Bull 3X REITs [1.41%], Bull 2X Utilities [1.34%], Bull 2X Basic Materials [-2.13%], Bull 2X Industrials [-2.17%], Bull 2X HealthCare [-2.52%], Bull 2X Consumer Services [-3.32%], Bull 3X Financials [-3.68%], Bull 3X Energy [-3.72%], Bull 3X Energy [-6.49%], Bull 2X Semiconductor [-9.03%].

Over last trading session, the bullish sector ETFs performances are - Bull 2X Real Estate [1.62%], Bull 2X Real Estate [1.41%], Bull 2X Utilities [1.34%], Bull 2X Basic Materials [-2.13%], Bull 2X Industrials [-2.17%], Bull 2X HealthCare [-2.52%], Bull 2X Consumer Services [-3.32%], Bull 3X Financials [-3.68%], Bull 3X Energy [-3.72%], Bull 3X Energy [-6.49%], Bull 2X Semiconductor [-9.03%].


Be careful with the above leveraged ETFs as they are highly speculative and can make major move against your trade.
SECTOR BULL ETFs
YEAR-TO-DATE
BULL 2X HEALTHCARE : 20.13%
BULL 2X CONSUMER : 17.91%
BULL 2X UTILITIES : 10%
BULL 2X TECHNOLOGY : 5.97%
BULL 2X REAL ESTATE : -0.82%
BULL 3X REITS : -5.78%
BULL 3X FINANCIALS : -9.83%
BULL 2X INDUSTRIALS : -10.89%
BULL 2X SEMICONDUCTORS : -20.65%
BULL 2X BASIC MATERIALS : -22.82%



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