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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 

Defensive Sectors Are Showing Signs of Weakness

Traditional defensive stocks like healthcare, utilities, and consumer goods are starting to show signs of weakness, and caution is advised at this point 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 

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