Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF(XLE)- NYSEARCA
  • Fri, Sep. 23, 12:25 PM
    • Oil is still set for a weekly gain, but is lower by 3% on today's session to $44.96 per barrel. Black gold began the week at about $44. USO -2.85%
    • Alongside oil's drop, the energy sector (XLE -1.3%) is far outpacing the 0.3% decline for the broad averages.
    | Fri, Sep. 23, 12:25 PM | 20 Comments
  • Fri, Sep. 23, 7:24 AM
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  • Thu, Sep. 22, 3:14 AM
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  • Fri, Sep. 16, 3:18 PM
    • SPDR S&P Global Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:WDIV) - $0.6195. 30-Day Sec yield of 3.92%.
    • SPDR MSCI International Real Estate Currency Hedged ETF (NYSEARCA:HREX) - $0.0874. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.72%.
    • SPDR S&P International Dividend Currency Hedged ETF (NYSEARCA:HDWX) - $0.4667. 30-Day Sec yield of 4.76%.
    • Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLB) - $0.2422. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.01%.
    • Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLE) - $0.4105. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.69%.
    • Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLF) - $0.1144. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.01%.
    • Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLI) - $0.3115. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.19%.
    • Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLK) - $0.1956. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.67%.
    • Payable Sept. 26; for shareholders of record Sept. 20; ex-div Sept. 16. 30-Day SEC yield as of 9/15/2016
    | Fri, Sep. 16, 3:18 PM | 6 Comments
  • Thu, Sep. 15, 2:30 PM
    • Modest morning gains have morphed into a full-fledged rally this afternoon, with the Dow and S&P higher by 1.15% and the Nasdaq by 1.5%. Apple's 3% advance is helping, as is a rally in energy, with the XLE up 1.75% alongside a 1% gain in oil.
    | Thu, Sep. 15, 2:30 PM | 13 Comments
  • Mon, Sep. 5, 4:18 AM
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  • Thu, Sep. 1, 11:58 AM
    • After topping $50 per barrel in mid-August, black gold (NYSEARCA:USO) - down another 2.7% today - has retreated all the way back to $43.51 per barrel. It's hitting the XLE, which is off another 1% today, but that's not the worst S&P 500 performer.
    • The top sector in August on hopes higher rates were finally on the way, the financials (XLF -1.1%) are off to a weak start this month. Today's focus in the ISM Manufacturing report which unexpectedly tumbled into contraction territory. It may have helped dash any thought of a September rate hike and it's sent the 10-year Treasury yield down two basis points to 1.56%.
    • The main event comes tomorrow morning with August's jobs report.
    • The S&P 500 and Dow are down 0.5% today, and the Nasdaq 0.25%.
    | Thu, Sep. 1, 11:58 AM | 14 Comments
  • Wed, Aug. 31, 1:03 PM
    • 3.4% tumble in oil is pushing the major averages to modest afternoon losses, with the Dow and S&P 500 down 0.55% and the Nasdaq 0.45%. Leading the S&P lower, naturally, is the energy sector (XLE -1.8%).
    • Previously: Crude futures decline on inventory build (Aug. 31)
    | Wed, Aug. 31, 1:03 PM | 1 Comment
  • Tue, Aug. 30, 11:55 AM
    • WTI crude oil has tumbled more than $1 per barrel since about 10 ET, now off 1.3% on the session at $46.38.
    • The move has taken the gas out of an early rally in energy names (NYSEARCA:XLE), and helped bring the S&P 500 modestly into the red for the day.
    • USO -1.1%
    | Tue, Aug. 30, 11:55 AM | 3 Comments
  • Fri, Aug. 26, 11:20 AM
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  • Tue, Aug. 23, 5:13 AM
    • Oil prices are lower again as the market digests reports indicating that Iraq is preparing to ramp up its export levels.
    • Iraq oil production rose sharply in July to hit 3.71M barrels a day.
    • Strong oil output out of China and a new ceasefire with militants in Nigeria are also on the eyes of traders.
    • WTI crude oil futures -3.03% to $47.05/bbl. Brent crude -1.14% to $48.60/bbl.
    • ETFs: XLE, VDE, ERX, OIH, XOP, ERY, DIG, DUG, BGR, XES, IYE, IEO, FENY, IEZ, PXE, FIF, PXJ, RYE, NDP, GUSH, DRIP, DDG, FXN, CRAK, SOP, UOP, NANR.
    | Tue, Aug. 23, 5:13 AM | 17 Comments
  • Mon, Aug. 22, 8:41 AM
    • Crude oil sees the most volatility of any market this morning, with WTI -2.6% at ~$47.80/bbl as analysts doubt upcoming producer talks would cure the oversupply problem and say August's 20%-plus crude rally looks overblown.
    • Oil prices of $50/bbl or higher are unsustainable because of the ongoing production and storage overhang in fuel markets, and likely will experience another short-term dip in the coming weeks, Barclays says.
    • "Positioning data seems to confirm our view that the latest oil bounce is more technical and positioning-oriented than fundamental. In fact, new buyers have been mostly absent the past few months," Morgan Stanley says.
    • Adding to the outlook of plentiful supplies, the U.S. oil rig count rose by 10 last week and has climbed 28% from its May trough.
    • Other factors include reports that Iraq is increasing oil exports by ~150K bbl/day (5%) as a pipeline dispute is being resolved, increased exports out of China, a stronger dollar, and the possible exhaustion of short-covering.
    • ETFs: USO, OIL, XLE, UWTI, UCO, VDE, ERX, DWTI, OIH, SCO, XOP, BNO, DBO, ERY, DIG, DTO, USL, DUG, BGR, IYE, IEO, FENY, DNO, PXE, FIF, DBE, OLO, PXJ, RYE, SZO, NDP, GUSH, DRIP, DDG, RJN, FXN, OLEM, CRAK
    | Mon, Aug. 22, 8:41 AM | 36 Comments
  • Thu, Aug. 18, 8:50 AM
    • Brent crude oil futures have settled back after edging over $50 for the first time in over a month earlier today.
    • All eyes are on the implications of a potential meeting between OPEC and other key producers in Algeria next month.
    • Societe Generale chief commodities analyst Michael Wittner says any sign of rebalancing will be taken by the market as a bullish sign.
    • "We see additional technical resistance scaling in at $50.72 ahead of prior highs at $51.92 to $52.29," advises Citi Futures analyst Tim Evans.
    • WTI crude oil futures +0.60% to $47.07/bbl. Brent crude -0.08% to $49.81/bbl.
    • ETFs: XLE, VDE, ERX, OIH, XOP, ERY, DIG, DUG, BGR, XES, IYE, IEO, FENY, IEZ, PXE, FIF, PXJ, RYE, NDP, GUSH, DRIP, DDG, FXN, CRAK, SOP, UOP, NANR.
    | Thu, Aug. 18, 8:50 AM | 5 Comments
  • Wed, Aug. 17, 12:37 PM
    • "Historically, when oil has rallied over 25%, energy has outperformed the market nearly 90% of the time, with average outperformance of 11 basis points," says Bank of America quant Savita Subramanian, upgrading energy stocks to Overweight.
    • Naturally, the core of her bull thesis on energy is sustained move higher in oil - she expects crude to hit $54 per barrel by year-end, and $69 by June 2017.
    • Subramanian says energy's underperformance since 2009 has pushed its weighting in the S&P 500 below 7% - there's never been a time when energy's weighting was this low and the sector didn't subsequently outperform in the next three years.
    • Though the energy sector trades at a pricey 40x forward earnings, a wave of upward revisions will cut that multiple, she says.
    • ETFs: XLE, VDE, ERX, OIH, XOP, ERY, DIG, DUG, BGR, IYE, IEO, FENY, PXE, FIF, PXJ, RYE, NDP, GUSH, DRIP, FXN, DDG, CRAK, SOP, UOP, NANR, ERGF, JHME, ERYY
    | Wed, Aug. 17, 12:37 PM | 34 Comments
  • Wed, Aug. 17, 8:57 AM
    • Crude oil prices are falling back slightly in early trading after the recent run of successive gains. Some trepidation from Iran officials over attending an OPEC meeting and capping production is on the radar of traders.
    • WTI crude oil futures -0.41% to $46.39/bbl. Brent crude -0.22% to $49.14/bbl.
    • ETFs: XLE, VDE, ERX, OIH, XOP, ERY, DIG, DUG, BGR, XES, IYE, IEO, FENY, IEZ, PXE, FIF, PXJ, RYE, NDP, GUSH, DRIP, DDG, FXN, CRAK, SOP, UOP, NANR.
    | Wed, Aug. 17, 8:57 AM
  • Mon, Aug. 15, 3:35 PM
    • Crude oil surges to one-month highs after Russian Energy Minister Novak said his country is consulting with Saudi Arabia and other producers to achieve oil market stability, following last week's comments from Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih expressing his willingness to participate in an OPEC informal meeting late next month to discuss ways to stabilize the market.
    • U.S. crude oil jumped 2.8% to settle at $45.74/bbl, the highest settlement since July 15, and Brent crude gained 2.9% to $48.35/bbl, the highest finish since July 12, with each benchmark rising by more than 10% in the past three sessions.
    • “Saudi Arabia wants to make amends for their Doha disaster and so they are trying to rebuild their diplomatic credibility," says Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Price Futures Group.
    • But Anas Alhajji, an independent energy expert and former chief economist at NGP Energy Capital Management, says only the Saudis matter, as it "alone can stabilize the market by end of the year by cutting production back [to 10M bbl/day] immediately and [keeping] it at that level."
    • ETFs: USO, OIL, XLE, UWTI, UCO, VDE, ERX, DWTI, OIH, SCO, XOP, BNO, DBO, ERY, DIG, DTO, USL, DUG, BGR, IYE, IEO, FENY, DNO, PXE, FIF, OLO, PXJ, RYE, SZO, NDP, GUSH, DRIP, DDG, FXN, OLEM, CRAK
    | Mon, Aug. 15, 3:35 PM | 19 Comments
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