Tuesday, May 21, 8:49 AM
Exponential rapidly rising or falling markets usually go further than you think, but they do not correct by going sideways," is #4 of Bob Farrell's "Market Rules to Remember." Channeling that, BAML's Steve Suttmeier sees stocks continuing their run with risks of a topping-out not arriving unti late summer. He's most bullish on industrials (XLI) - particularly "oversold" EXPD, DE, CAT, FDX - and also thinks financials (XLF) will remain market leaders.
Monday, May 6, 7:27 AM
The S&P 500 (SPY) is fairly valued, says Goldman, but opportunity lies in cyclicals (XLY, XLE, XLI, XLB) which are more undervalued vs. defensives (XLU, XLP, XLV, XTL) than at any time in the last 15 years. "Given the 4 P/E multiple point head start, even a slight valuation normalization should translate into outperformance of cyclicals over defensives during the next 12 months."
Friday, May 3, 8:00 AM
"We don't want to sell in May and we continue to prefer cyclicals (XLY, XLI, XLB, XLE) ," says JPMorgan's Tom Lee, fully returned to his normal bullish stance. He notes client positioning is "dramatically different" from the heavily long stance of the last 3 years at this time. More, the downturn in gasoline prices could ad 50 bps to GDP in Q2, and the rally in high-yield suggests the economy is set to get stronger.
Thursday, February 7, 4:02 PM
A look beneath the hood of Schwab's (SCHW) recently unveiled lineup of 105 commission-free ETFs shows an impressive breadth of asset class coverage, including currency, physical metals and equal-weight sector ETFs not previously available for commission-free trading. Notably absent: iShares single country funds, 10 of which are available among the 101 ETFs TD Ameritrade (AMTD) offers commission-free.
Monday, November 5, 2012, 7:58 AM
Reporting Q3 profit off 85% from a year ago, Liugong Machinery President Zeng Guang'an warns of continued overcapacity in the Chinese construction-equipment sector, saying the country only needs about 10% of the current 200 firms in the business. "We have too much investment. We need more consumption."
Comment![Global & FX]
Friday, October 19, 2012, 9:10 AM
"Investors need to understand the growing risks of overplaying the defense card," writes AllianceBernstein's Joe Paul, exploring whether high-yield stocks are in bubble territory. It's not news they're expensive compared to past metrics, but high-yielders now make up a record 44% of the S&P 500 (on a cap-weighted basis). "As a countermeasure, (investors) may want to add more cyclical, deeper-value names."
Friday, October 19, 2012, 8:54 AM
Technicians get interested in the industrial sector (XLI) as the charts say there's a move coming, "and it's not going to be a boring one." The direction is not yet known, but J.C. Parets is giving the benefit of the doubt to the bulls. Wait for weekly closes above $38. The XLI -1.3% premarket, as its largest holding, GE, slides following earnings.
Friday, March 16, 2012, 10:21 AM
Taking its signal from rising bond yields, HSBC suggests cyclicals will outperform as higher rates are a sign nominal demand is rising. The main casualties: healthcare and consumer staples. As for being a threat to the entire market, HSBC believes this is only true at real yields above 4% (they're negative now), but "a sharp rise in bond yields is a threat from whatever level."
Comment![Quick Ideas, U.S. Economy]
Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 3:08 AM
The Financial Stability Oversight Council is due to release today proposals on how it will determine which non-bank financial firms are big enough to be labeled "systemic." It's a tag companies are anxious to avoid, as it will mean increased Fed oversight, as well as new capital and liquidity rules.