Put This ‘Staple’ in Your Trading Diet (XLP)

If a defensive ETF like the Consumer Staples SPDR (XLP) has done so well during this current bull move, then it’s likely to keep doing well if and when things get dicey. More 

We Didn’t Expect This Rally, But We’ll Take It

We seem to have rotated to risk-on mode without a correction --so we need to take care to look for confirmation of the bullish trend. 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 

Investors Are Starting to Look Defensive

Markets are reacting to economic news released on Friday, but in the long term investors must be patient. Look for defensive plays including XLU, XLV and XLP More 

Embrace the Low-Volatility Bonanza

Low-volatility stocks like consumer staples have been running rampant of late, and some of the sector's stocks -- like Procter & Gamble -- are forming compelling setups. More 

2 Tortoises That Look Ready to Win the Performance Race

Utilities, consumer staples stocks look attractive as investors get defensive and seek out better yield opportunities. More