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May 2016
In a difficult year for stocks, Retail has not provided particularly strong performance.While this sub-sector fell along with the general markets in January and early February, it’s recovery has been considerably weaker than the S&P 500. On a YTD basis, XRT (SPDR S&P Retail ETF) has returned about -3.56%. This compares to a 2.28% return...
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In a difficult year for global stocks, Gold Miners have been particularly strong performers. However, according  to this recently published article on Bloomberg (see link) most funds missed out on this rally. On a YTD basis, GDX (Van Eck Vectors Gold Miners ETF) has returned about 84%. This compares to a 1.1% return delivered by...
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8–11 May 2016 Palais des congrès de Montréal Montréal, Quebec, Canada #CFAInvest TRENDRATING – BOOTH #27 The flagship CFA Institute Annual Conference rotates continents and is one of the investment industry’s largest and longest running educational gatherings of investment professionals, attracting as many as 1,800 delegates from 70 countries and regions in prior years. A...
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US Technology stocks have continued their relatively poor start to 2016. At the time of writing, the Nasdaq Composite index is down 5.5% while the S&P 500 Index is up about 1.04% on a YTD basis. Exploring S&P 500 Gic Sectors, we find that Technology stocks are out performing only Financials and Health Care….again on...
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