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Must-read Articles on Sector Investing
High-potential diversified portfolios can be constructed by dividing assets among a group of sector funds. This approach gives the investor flexibility to over-weight or under-weight certain sectors versus broadly diversified indexes. 'Sector funds are too risky.' 'I doubled my money with Fidelity Select Technology in 12 months!' 'Avoid sector funds.' If all of this sounds confusing, you are not alone.
If you are looking to earn great returns from the stock market sector mutual funds are right up your alley. Sophisticated investors recognize the potential sector mutual funds offer and know how to make such funds work for them. You can consistently beat the market by investing in the right sector mutual fund at the right time. In fact, you can make money even in bear markets.
Sector ETFs are among the most potent investment vehicles that allow individual investors to exploit advantages previously available only to large institutions. You can beat the market by investing in the right sector ETF at the right time. In fact, you can actually make money even when the overall market is tanking. However all too often, investors use sector ETFs inappropriately and get their fingers burnt.
Earnings reports are an important factor affecting stock prices. The S&P 500 quarterly earnings parade starts in a few weeks. How is the 2nd quarter earnings outlook shaping up for different sectors and stocks? The S&P 500 companies are set to report their second-quarter earnings reports in a few weeks. During the first quarter, S&P 500 quarterly earnings… Read More »
Sector funds are mutual funds that focus their equity investments within a specific sector or industry of the economy. Several investment companies such as Fidelity Investments, ICON Funds, ProFunds, Rydex Investments, and Vanguard Group offer sector- and industry-specific mutual funds. Some sector funds cover broad sectors, such as information technology or health care. Fidelity Select Technology (Nasdaq: FSPTX)… Read More »
Sector ETFs are among the most potent investment vehicles that allow individual investors to exploit advantages previously available only to large institutions. You can beat the market by investing in the right sector ETF at the right time. In fact, you can actually make money even when the overall market is tanking. However, all too often, investors use… Read More »
[insert_php]include (get_stylesheet_directory().’/alphaprofitconstants.php’);[/insert_php] If you are looking to earn great returns from the stock market sector mutual funds are right up your alley. Sophisticated investors recognize the potential sector mutual funds offer and know how to make such funds work for them. You can consistently beat the market by investing in the right sector mutual fund at the right… Read More »
Fidelity Select Semiconductors Portfolio is up over 6% in July and over 35% for the year. What is driving semiconductor stocks? How is Fidelity Select Semiconductors Portfolio positioned? Will the fund continue to lead the market? Semiconductor stocks are among the top performers over the past 12 months. They are up 14% as measured by advance of the… Read More »
A 4.6% increase in the price of gold over the past three days has helped the precious metal to break out of its two month trading range of $930 to $970 an ounce. Gold for December delivery hit a six-month high of $999.50 an ounce today pushing the price close to the psychologically important $1,000 an ounce mark.… Read More »
Buy and hold or “don’t buy a stock if you don’t want to own it for the next 10 years” are commonly mentioned as worthwhile maxims to live by to succeed as an investor. While those maxims hold, translating them to “buy and forget about it” commonly becomes a recipe for disaster. The performance of supermarket stocks aptly… Read More »
Recent U. S. economic data and the course of the stock market are indicative of the effects of energy insecurity. Growing transportation needs coupled with declining domestic oil production have left the nation increasingly dependent on foreign oil. Any responsible energy plan must balance transportation needs with the imperative to reduce dependence on foreign oil. Sky-rocketing Oil Prices.… Read More »
Operating metrics for wireless companies are improving as pricing has firmed as pricing has firmed and customer churn has moderated. Stocks in the wireless group have been on a tear. Is it time for investors to bail out of this group? During the go-go days of the late 90s, capital was cheap and wireless service providers invested heavily… Read More »
Some investors are reluctant to engage in sector investing, as they view it to be riskier than index investing. Active investors now have the means to lessen the risk associated with sector investing and earn greater rewards than with index investing. Investors often perceive sector investing as risky. Sector funds or sector ETFs that confine their investments to… Read More »
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