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Direxion ETFs Can Help You Cut Your Losses
Here’s how Direxion ETFs can help you cut your losses and generate alpha. Take a closer look at the S&P 500 and key indicators from the first half of 2019.
ETF Investors Shift from Cyclicals to Defensives
Year-to-date, cyclical ETFs remain in the flow lead by over $1.37 billion even as both groups are now in outflows. Of course, this could change quickly.
Investing in ETFs? Expect Muddier Waters in August
Mixed results from data releases and corporate earnings have resulted in cautious optimism if you’re investing in ETFs, but the waters have muddied.
Consumer discretionary gets off to a strong start
The Consumer Discretionary sector posted very strong performance in January as the Direxion Daily Consumer Discretionary Bull 3X Shares (WANT) returned more than 30%, which is especially impressive given that we had a government shutdown during most of January.
Will tech stocks continue to lead the way?
The NASDAQ Composite Index has led the major indices in 2019 with a return of 11.4% year-to-date.
New Year, New Direxions?
After a strong first half of 2018, the market cooled off along with the weather in August, and we had one of the worst fourth quarters in recent memory.
What Could Threaten the Consumer Sector’s Strong Start to 2019
2018 wasn’t a good year for the US consumer sector due to escalating trade war tensions and a slowing economy.
What Brought the Communication Services Sector to Light in 2019?
In September 2018, the new S&P 500 Communication Services Sector index was launched.
Will Tech Stocks Lead the Way in 2019?
The technology sector, which usually drives the performance of the US stock market, also slowed down last year and declined 3.08%.
What 2019 May Have in Store for Financial Sector
Once the rate hikes picked up speed in 2018, it took a toll on the banking sector as a rapid increase in interest rates reduces the value of bonds.
Will the 2019 Market Rally Continue?
Is the rally in January a sign of things to come in 2019, or will we face another significant sell-off like in 2018?
Are Homebuilders Due for a Recovery or Continued Pain?
Rising Rates and Oversupply Are Killing Homebuilders The real estate market was red-hot for years, as Americans could get mortgages for next to nothing. But as rates have risen, home buying has slowed mightily. Homebuilders have been some of the hardest-hit stocks as a result of the rising interest rates, and the majority of homebuilding […]
Should Recent Sector Performances Spook You Out of the US Market?
Are Leading Indicators Calling for a Slowdown in the United States? The United States’ economy has been firing on all cylinders for a while now, which has led to very strong gains for its major stock indices. These gains include year-to-date returns of 3.5% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 4.2% for the S&P 500 […]
Is Risk-to-Reward for China Finally Too Attractive to Pass Up?
Analysts are suggesting that their clients be prepared for a bumpy ride with escalating trade concerns.
Should Investors Be Interested in Emerging Markets?
Emerging markets (EEM) saw tremendous growth last year and grabbed investors’ attention.
Why Are Financial Stocks Falling when Rising Rates Should Help?
Rapidly increasing interest rates could dampen the financial sector’s growth. A flattening yield curve could also affect the sector.
Are Leading Indicators Calling for Slowdown in the United States?
As we near the end of 2018, it’s time to take a look back and see how the US stock market has fared this year.
Are There Any Gold Bugs Left?
Gold is down only 8% this year, but it’s off almost 13% from its high. For some reason, it has lost its allure as a hedge to inflation and global turmoil.
Beyond FAANG: Fall Trading Opportunities
As of August 14, the S&P 500 is up almost 6% year-to-date with the tech-heavy NASDAQ up almost 14%. And the NYSE FANG Index is still up 27% on the year.
Gold Is Playing Its Role as Safe Haven this Year!
Gold and gold miners have been all over the place this year. Often, we think of gold as a safe haven and defensive play, and often it is.
Could Earnings Season Save the Tech Sector from Turbulence?
After an incredibly smooth ride last year, technology and semiconductor stocks are encountering a lot of turbulence this year.
Market Turmoil after Stellar Performance in 2017
2018 has seen volatility in the market come back with a vengeance.
Biotech Sector Continue to Dazzle Despite Market Distress
Biotech stocks—with their binary outcomes and potential FDA approvals or denials—should whip around, pending various outcomes.
Will Earnings Season Help or Hurt the Financials Sector?
The S&P500 Financials GICS Level 1 is now down 2% in 2018 as of April 11, but the drop from the highs of the year in January is over 9%.
When Volatility Reigns, Bold Trades Abound
Over the last two months, the market has been tailor-made for trading. 2018 has seen volatility in the market come back with a vengeance.
Looking Ahead at the Second Year of Trump’s Presidency
Economists expect that rising inflation and a tight labor market will lead the Fed to hike interest rates this year.
Energy & Utilities
Could Energy Continue Its Wild Ride in 2018?
From the presidential election in November 2016 through August 2017, the energy sector saw its worst time.
Will the Technology Sector Keep Up the Blaze?
The information technology sector shined last year. A rapid increase in tech stocks and earnings growth contributed to the bull run.
How Long Will Financials Fly?
Since Donald Trump won the presidential election in 2016, the financial sector has soared on expectations of lighter regulations.
Why US Technology Stocks Have Outshone in 2017
Most investors are well aware of how fabulous tech stocks have been this year. As mentioned, the tech-heavy NASDAQ is up over 25%, while the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index, or SOX, is up over 37% this year.
Why Traders Are Doubling Down on China’s Internet Stocks
The eight-year bull market may feel long in the tooth, and the tech sector in the U.S. has been unstoppable. But some traders are looking much further to find profit in tech, and the “BAT”stocks are fast becoming a favorite buy.