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3 Defensive Funds for an Aging Bull Market

The market is beginning to look tired and expensive. Now is a good time to take a look at the best defensive funds to protect you from a correction. More 

Stocks Eke Out Weekly Gain Ahead of Easter Holiday

Stocks traded weakly on Thursday, and instead, the action was in commodities, where crude oil churned in response to headlines about an outline to a deal concerning Iran's nuclear program. More 

3 Best Funds for Rising Interest Rates

The Fed is likely to start hiking interest rates later this year and now is a good time to look at the best funds in sectors that can perform well in a rising interest rate environment. More 

Beat the Market With These 9 Sector ETFs

Indexing doesn't have to mean just dumping your nest egg into an S&P 500 fund. The Select Sector SPDRs can help you add value by letting you go all in (or all out) of individual sectors. More 

What Do Utility and Energy Stocks Show About the Market?

Based on this divergence between those sectors that tend to do well during economic expansions and those that tend to under-perform -- namely utilities -- we anticipate more bullishness to come. More 

How to Trade Energy Stocks as Oil Whipsaws

Energy stocks are critical and essential holding in diversified long-term portfolios. Even in a volatile market, you have many choices for energy stocks, and you should still pick one as oil gyrates. More 

Don’t Bottom Fish the Oil and Energy Sectors

Crude oil prices, as tracked by the United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (NYSEARCA:USO), have crashed 50% over the past nine months, and energy stocks, as tracked by the Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XLE), were the only stocks in the S&P 500 to post losses in 2014. More