XLP

The Hidden Dangers of Defensive Stocks

Defensive stocks - including dividend ETFs, low volatility ETFs, and the consumer staples and utilities sectors - are highly vulnerable to rising bond yields at this stage of the cycle. More 

Don’t Count on Dividend ETFs to Play Defense

You should always have equity income in your portfolio, but don't think dividend ETFs will save you from a correction. They won't. More 

The Preferred Defensive Sector – Utilities, Not Consumer Staples

While some investors might be expecting consumer staples to rebound and become the preferred defensive sector of choice, utilities still look like the top dog. More 

Hold That Button Before You Buy Consumer Staples for Safety (XLP)

Consumer staples have rallied and outpaced the S&P 500 in 2014. But with valuations rich, how long can the rally in consumer staples, and XLP, continue? More 

3 Reasons the Selloff Isn’t Finished

Before you get too excited about stocks again, consider these 3 signs that suggest the market selloff isn't finished. More 

6 Charts Show the Running of the Bulls Isn’t Over Yet

We've updated 6 of our key indicators to see what the sentiment is on Wall Street, and for now we believe the bull market still has room to run More 

Start Browsing Consumer Staples Stocks for Fairly Priced Defense

The consumer staples sector has underperformed in 2014, bringing valuations down to more reasonable levels. The time to buy the sector is nearing, but... More