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Consumer Discretionary Sector Widens Lead Over Tech In 2018

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Consumer discretionary stocks continue to lead US equity sectors for year-to-date performances, based on a set of exchange-traded funds through July 3. The former leader, technology, is in second place and has fallen further behind consumer discretionary in recent weeks. Consumer Discretionary Select SPDR (XLY) is up 11.0% so far this year, a modest return […]

Consumer Discretionary Overtakes Tech As Sector Leader In 2018

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Consumer discretionary stocks are now the top-performing sector year to date, based on a set of exchange-traded funds through yesterday’s close (June 14). Although technology shares had been the leading sector in 2018, a strong rally this month in consumer discretionary companies has lifted this slice of the stock market to the top performance slot […]

Tech Is Still The Momentum Leader For US Equity Sectors

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The US stock market has suffered a rough ride so far in 2018, but technology shares remain the strongest trend performer for the major US equity sectors, based on a set of exchange-traded funds through yesterday’s close (May 22). Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) is up 8.8% so far in 2018, edging out the second-strongest […]

Losses Still Weigh On Most US Equity Sectors So Far In 2018

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Red ink continues to prevail for most US equity sectors for year-to-date (YTD) performances through Thursday’s close (April 26). Just four of the eleven sectors are currently posting gains this year, based on a set of ETFs. The strongest YTD performer at the moment: consumer discretionary stocks. The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (XLY) is […]

Tech Momentum Shines In Turbulent First Quarter

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It’s been a turbulent year for US stocks so far, but technology shares are an exception as this corner of the market roars higher in 2018. These firms have outperformed both the broad market as well as the other major sectors on a year-to-date basis, based on a set of ETF proxies. Technology SPDR (XLK) […]

Tech Sector Momentum Still Dominates After Market Turbulence

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The surge in market volatility earlier this month took a toll far and wide, but tech’s leadership endures, based on a set of sector ETFs. A fund that holds a diversified mix of technology shares is trading below its recent highs, but the sector has largely bounced back from the early February correction and continues […]

Technology Continues To Lead US Sectors As Healthcare Heats Up

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Shares of technology stocks remain the trend leader but healthcare’s recent strength suggests a changing of the guard may be near, based on a set of sector ETFs ranked by one-year return. Meanwhile, telecom is the only US sector nursing a loss for the year-over-year change, although real estate stocks are close to dipping into […]

Tech Stocks Still Lead US Sectors For One-Year Trend

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Technology shares continue to post the strongest trend performance for US equity sectors, based on a set of ETFs ranked by one-year return. Although most sectors are posting year-over-year gains, the annual pace for tech remains notable for its outsized advance vs. the rest of the field. Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) is up a […]

Tech-Stock Momentum Accelerates

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Technology shares have surged recently, leaving the rest of US equity sectors in the dust, based on a set of ETFs. Sector leadership appeared to be shifting to tech from financials at the end of last month. Nearly four weeks later, the transition is complete and there’s no doubt which sector dominates the upside momentum […]

Financials Still Lead But Tech Is Heating Up

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Financial stocks remain the top-performing US sector for the one-year trend, based on a set of ETFs, but tech’s recent surge suggests that a leadership change may be near. For the moment, Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) heads up one-year results, posting a red-hot 37.1% total return through yesterday’s close (Oct. 30). Technology Select Sector […]