XLB

More Sorrow Ahead for Joy Global

Basic materials stocks have been dismal this year ... and the pain isn't over for Joy Global. Here's a conservative way to play for more downside. More 

First-Half Sector Winners Offer a Hint of What’s to Come

Financials, healthcare and consumer discretionary stocks are sheltered from both China's economic weakness and rising bond yields, which bodes well for their second-half outlook. More 

The High Risk of ‘Safe Havens’

"Safe havens" such as bonds, gold and defensive stocks are lagging higher-risk investments in this selloff. What does this say about the market outlook? More 

Large-Cap Tech Stocks: The New Defensives?

Large-cap technology stocks such as Apple and Intel have been a shelter from the recent market downturn. Is this a blip or the beginning of a lasting shift? More 

What the Spike in Bond Yields Means for the Stock Market

U.S. Treasury yields have spiked, leading to some important shifts in the market. What can investors expect from stocks if bonds have entered a bear market? More 

Is Global Growth Really Back on Track?

The rotation toward cyclical stocks would indicate that the global growth outlook is improving, but that's not the case. How long can cyclicals outpace defensive stocks if global growth continues to slow? More 

Materials’ Recent Surge Won’t Stick

XLB faces a persistent ceiling at $40; another failure will make these bear call spreads pan out. More