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Health Care Select SPDR (NYSE: XLV) Holds Up

|Includes: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF (XLV)

July 12, 2011

Shares of the exchange traded fund Health Care Select SPDR (NYSE: XLV) have been strong since the middle of 2010. How are they holding up in the current volatility?

With the markets selling off on Monday, July 11, and a 2% decline in the S&P 500 Index – SPX, XLV was off just over 1% for the day. XLV is only 3% from its rally highs too.

Although XLV did cross below its 50-day moving average on Monday, it is well above its 200-day moving average.

XLV has strong support at $34.68, its June 24 correction closing low.

A close above $36.00 a share would point to a likely run and test of its rally highs.

The ( ETF Timing Strategy does hold a position in XLV.