XLB

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 

6 Stock Charts You Need to Watch in May

Here are the stock charts to watch for trading opportunities in May, as well as a few that can provide insight into the health of the broader market. More 

What Materials Stocks Reveal About the Rest of the Market

The Materials ETF (XLB) is approaching a 52-week high. Find out what the sector's next moves will reveal about market leadership and the outlook for economic growth. More