Sector Investing

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Sector investing is a powerful investment strategy. You can beat the market by investing in the right sector at the right time. You can also make money even when the overall market is tanking. In fact, this study says you are missing opportunities if you not sector investing.

In case you are not famiiar, what is sector investing?

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Must-read Articles on Sector Investing

Using Sector Funds to Construct Diversified Mutual Fund Portfolios

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.

Sector Mutual Funds: How to Pick Winning Sector Funds and Avoid Losers

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: Invest in the Best Sector ETF Consistently

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.

Vanguard Sector ETFs: Invest in Best Vanguard Sector ETFs

Sector Investing Perspective on Vanguard Sector ETFs Vanguard Sector ETFs are administered by The Vanguard Group, a leading mutual fund company that manages several index mutual funds. Vanguard sector ETFs are set up as a separate class of shares of selected Vanguard index funds. Vanguard index funds that offer ETF shares have two classes of shares. The first… Read More »

SPDR ETF – Select Sector SPDR – SPDR Gold Shares

A Sector Investing Perspective on SPDR ETF, Select Sector SPDR ETF, and SPDR Gold Shares State Street is involved in the management and marketing of several exchange-traded funds (ETFs) through its subsidiary, State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). Sector ETFs, industry-group ETFs, and a commodity trust are offered. Breadth of Sector ETFs Ten sector ETFs are offered, nine under… Read More »

Fidelity Select Funds: Choose the Best Fidelity Sector Fund Consistently

Few investment products have as many fanatics as Fidelity Select funds do. Why? The Fidelity Select fund aficionados know that they can beat the market by judiciously selecting such funds. Here are the facts: The average Fidelity Select fund has outperformed the S&P 500 by 4.7% per year over the past 20 years. The stats get even better.… Read More »

Fidelity Real Estate and Real Estate ETF Outlook

Investments in the real estate group have not been following the broad stock market in recent months. They have been taking their cue from bonds instead. The broad market sold off in January on concerns of slowing global growth. As bond yields fell, shares of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) rose. Growth concerns eased in February. Stocks recouped… Read More »

Win with Disciplined Sector Rotation

Stock market volatility scares investors. However, your financial health can be affected if you let fear drive your investment decisions. The performance of several types of equity assets from December 31, 1993 to December 31, 2013 is shown below: Source: Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC, Standard & Poor’s, Dalbar A dollar invested in AlphaProfit Fidelity Focus and ETF Focus… Read More »

E-commerce ETF and E-commerce Fund: Two Investments to Profit from Guaranteed Growth

During times when sustained growth of the U. S. economy appears less than certain, e-commerce ETF and e-commerce fund represent two investments that can deliver solid gains from virtually assured growth of the e-commerce industry. According to Forrester Research, the U. S. e-commerce industry grew 12.6% in 2010 to $176 billion. The market research firm expects the U.… Read More »

Fidelity Select Chemicals and Chemical ETFs: Why Invest?

Fidelity Select Chemicals and Chemical ETFs look attractive, as potential for margins to widen and deal activity to provide abnormal returns sustain the leadership of chemical stocks. Selected groups in the consumer discretionary and technology sectors like auto and computers led the way in 2009 as stock prices started to recover from the Great Recession. In 2010, the… Read More »

Alternative Energy Mutual Funds and ETFs – Fidelity Investments and FSLEX

Fidelity Investments is now offering investors a way to invest in the alternative energy group by extending the investment objective of a Fidelity Select fund. Sensing stronger demand from investors to invest in alternative energy ideas following BP’s (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Massey Energy’s (MEE) coal mine disaster in West Virginia, Fidelity has… Read More »

New ETF and Mutual Fund Recommendations

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