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Please see the right hand side of Scott's Investments for the February update to the US Sector ETFs. A summary of the data is listed below, including the percent each ETF is above the 200 day moving average.

Of note: All of the US sector ETFs are above their 200 day moving average. The top 3 performers based on the sum of the quarterly, half year, and annual returns are XLF (financial) XLI (industrials), and XLY (consumer discretionary).

Potential strategies an investor could employ would be the following:
    • Buy the top 3-6-12 or 6 month performers and hold for one month
    • Buy the top performers only if they are also above the 200 day moving average.
    • Buy any ETF which is above the 200 day moving average, sell if it drops below the 200 day average. Update once per month
For some additional background on the strategy please click here and/or check out Mebane Faber's The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets.

The data source for the information below is Finviz, which has some of the best free financial data on the web (as well as a new elite service).


No Positions
Ticker Company Free Trend Analysis Performance (Quarter) Half Year Year Sum 200-Day SMA Price
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR Here 2.55% 5.61% 40.45% 48.61% 2.65% 30.14
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Here -2.05% 9.79% 16.88% 24.62% 3.67% 54.5
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Here 0.57% 10.87% 52.64% 64.08% 5.35% 14.18
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Here 7.80% 16.46% 33.69% 57.95% 9.99% 27.38
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Here 1.25% 6.77% 40.85% 48.87% 5.37% 20.96
XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Here 2.42% 8.40% 18.18% 29.00% 6.96% 26.2
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR Here 4.20% 3.00% 4.38% 11.58% 4.44% 29.53
XLV Health Care Select Sector SPDR Here 11.44% 12.48% 20.49% 44.41% 11.88% 31.28
XLY Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDR Here 8.40% 15.41% 48.94% 72.75% 10.84% 28.91

Disclosure: Author has no positions

Source: U.S. Sector ETF Portfolio for February