SPDR Consumer Discretionary Select Sector Fund ETFFund
- Change -0.16 (-0.3%)
- Volume 5.27 M
4:00 PM EDT May 23, 2013
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- Assets $5,301.0M
- Expense Ratio 0.18%
- Yield 1.32%
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Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund's objective is to provide investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector Index. The Index includes companies in the automobile consumer durables apparel media hotel and leisure industries.
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03-18-2013 08:13 AM by Tom Lydon
Retail sales reports for the past month have surprised analysts as data came in higher than expected. Sales rose 1.1%, higher than the 0.5% that was expected due to stronger employment reports and solid domestic data. "Morningstar director of economic analysis Robert Johnson f...
02-20-2013 08:33 AM by Tom Lydon
Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) reports quarterly earnings later this week, but analysts are not upbeat after an internal email warned of slowing sales. February has been one of the most unimpressive months for sales with this retailer and focused exchange traded funds could fall out of fav...
01-18-2013 11:19 AM by Tom Lydon
Despite a resolution to the fiscal cliff, the consequences of the budget deal will still negatively affect the markets and exchange traded funds. One iShares analyst points out some potential pitfalls and opportunities in the months ahead. "The fiscal drag left in place by the...
12-12-2012 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon
As the end of 2012 approaches, the S&P 500 sectors and related exchange traded funds that are performing the best deserve a second look. Here is a run-down of the top three. "Of the nine sectors in the S&P 500, the two underperforming sectors year-to-date are energy an...
11-21-2012 11:03 AM by Tom Lydon
Consumer confidence is at a five-year high this November with prospects of stronger spending possible going into the holiday retail season. Consumer discretionary stocks and ETFs such as the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLY) give investors targeted ex...
11-20-2012 05:29 PM by John Spence
Retailers are kicking off holiday sales earlier this year on Thanksgiving day. Tom Lydon appeared on FOX Business today to discuss which ETFs are poised to capitalize on a blockbuster holiday shopping season. Watch the FOX Business video to see the full interview.
10-30-2012 02:58 PM by Tom Lydon
Hurricane Sandy, the perfect storm or "Frankenstorm," is expected to leave billions in damages along its wake as it ravages through the Northeast. When the markets start trading again, sector exchange traded funds investors will have to keep an eye on a couple of key areas. Tr...
10-19-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The consumer discretionary sector is sensitive to economic cycles, but despite the sluggish U.S. economy, consumer strength has been prevalent in 2012. Should the economic climate become favorable and the current uptrend continue, focused stocks and exchange traded funds will ent...
10-08-2012 04:24 PM by Tom Lydon
After a better-than-expected jobs report, consumer spending is a key indicator investors will watch as the holiday season nears and retail and consumer discretionary ETFs will be sensitive to the data. "With the beleaguered housing market finally showing some signs of helping ...
09-12-2012 03:11 PM by Tom Lydon
The e-commerce giant Amazon (NasdaqGS: AMZN) has been one of this year's top performers as the retailer expands beyond household goods. For those interested in Amazon as a part of a diversified portfolio, investors may take a look at either retail or Internet sector exchange trad...
06-21-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Bullish traders are already eschewing safe-haven assets in favor of risky equity plays, but for those who are still wary of a market pullback, consumer staples exchange traded funds are a low-risk way to dip one's toes into stocks. For example, Consumer Staples Select Sector S...
05-23-2012 02:50 PM by John Spence
ETFs following retail and consumer discretionary stocks have been among the top sector performers in 2012 but have faltered along with the S&P 500 in May. The sector regaining its footing would be a positive sign for the overall market and sentiment on consumer spending, whic...
05-04-2012 10:45 AM by John Spence
An exchange traded fund indexed to the consumer discretionary sector is lingering near an all-time high and outperforming the S&P 500, which are good technical signs for the overall market. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLY) is up 17.7% year to date,...
04-17-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The U.S. economy may be doing better than we think as the improving jobs market is translating to higher consumer confidence. The government released better-than-expected retail sales numbers Monday, lifting retail stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds. SPDR S&P ...
03-19-2012 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Consumer discretionary and retail-related exchange traded funds are making a robust rebound as the improving labor market helped bring retail sales to a five month high. SPDR Consumer Discretionary Select Sector Fund (NYSEArca: XLY) is up 14.4% year-to-date and SPDR S&P Re...
03-13-2012 06:00 AM by John Spence
Specialized ETFs that focus on discretionary sectors are poised to benefit from higher consumer spending if U.S. employment data continues to improve, analysts say. "With the economy appearing to be in recovery as stronger than expected jobs numbers keep coming in each month, ...
02-02-2012 03:37 PM by Tom Lydon
As the exchange traded fund industry continues to expand and attract more assets, fund providers have been able to lower expenses, often undercutting the competition. State Street Global Advisors recently lowered its fees by 1 basis point on all its sector ETFs in what appears to...
01-31-2012 10:02 AM by Tom Lydon
The S&P 500 is off to its best start in many years, a bullish technical signal since the so-called January Barometer has a decent track record for predicting full-year gains for stock exchange traded funds. Furthermore, cyclical sectors and related ETFs are leading the mar...
01-17-2012 03:45 PM by Tom Lydon
AdvisorShares, an exchange traded fund provider of actively managed strategies, recently launched a long/short, fund-of-funds ETF that tries to provide investors with stable and consistent returns. The AdvisorShares Rockledge SectorSam ETF (NYSEArca: SSAM) began trading last w...
01-04-2012 12:54 PM by Michael A. Gayed CFA
With escalating tensions over Iran and the threat of an oil disruption occurring this year gradually getting priced into oil, it's worth entertaining the idea that consumers may face some serious headwinds as energy costs rise due to factors completely outside their control. O...
12-02-2011 01:49 PM by Tom Lydon
Black Friday kicked off the holiday shopping season and shoppers will be on the hunt for more deals throughout the holidays. Investors interested in capitalizing on greater consumer activity may start shopping for exchange traded funds that track the retail sector. According t...
11-02-2011 04:44 PM by John Spence
Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC's Closing Bell on Wednesday afternoon at Schwab's IMPACT Conference to offer his thoughts on the Federal Reserve announcement and what to expect in the markets the rest of the year. Watch the CNBC video to see the full interview.
10-27-2011 11:33 AM by Michael A. Gayed CFA
At the end of last month I penned an article here about how exchange traded funds indexed to the consumer sector were broadcasting a melt-up in equities this fall. A move higher was a high-probability scenario for the same reasons I called a summer sell-off in June. The Sept. ...
09-30-2011 02:25 PM by Michael A. Gayed CFA
In June I started writing about the possibility of a summer crash and it was obviously a tough season for stocks. Now, however, I see a fall melt-up in equity prices. My reasoning for this has nothing to do with gut feeling, but rather has to do with listening to the messag...
08-11-2011 04:41 PM by Michael A. Gayed CFA
A couple months ago I started noticing significant distortions between and among sectors and various asset classes. As a result, in early June I started penning articles warning that a stock crash was in the cards this summer. [Summer Crash of 2011?] Make no mistake -- we h...
07-14-2011 10:28 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds that invest in consumer discretionary stocks shook off a 6% decline in Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) shares Thursday after the sector ETFs recently hit an all-time high. Marriott shares were under pressure following quarterly earnings in line with ex...
07-08-2011 01:41 PM by John Spence
Although U.S. stocks fell Friday after a disappointing June employment report, one technical analyst sees encouraging signs for the market in leader Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and exchange traded funds indexed to the consumer discretionary sector. SPDR Consumer Discretionary Selec...
06-29-2011 10:06 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds tracking the consumer discretionary sector lagged the market Wednesday after Family Dollar's (NYSE: FDO) earnings missed expectations and the firm scaled back its full-year outlook. The deep discount retailer reported higher quarterly profit but the r...
06-28-2011 12:27 PM by Tom Lydon
Energy exchange traded funds were the top-performing sector ETFs in Tuesday's stock rally as top holdings Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX) added more than 1%. U.S. stock ETFs shook off a report estimating consumer confidence fell in June to the lowest level in n...
06-23-2011 04:39 PM by Tom Lydon
ETF Spotlight on Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLY), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $2.6 billion. Objective: The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector Index includes companies from retail (specialty, multi-line, internet and catalog); media; h...
05-31-2011 10:49 AM by Tom Lydon
Stock exchange traded funds (ETFs) jumped at the opening of trading on the prospect of Greece getting help resolving its debt crisis as investors overlooked the negative S&P/Case Shiller home price index. European stocks rose Tuesday on hopes that a new aid deal for Greece...
05-18-2011 04:25 PM by John Spence
Exchange traded funds that invest in the consumer discretionary sector posted gains Wednesday despite the carnage in Staples (NasdaqGS: SPLS) shares and disappointing earnings from Target (NYSE: TGT). Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLY) gained 1.2% o...
05-18-2011 01:05 PM by John Spence
Consumer discretionary exchange traded funds managed to post gains Wednesday despite heavy selling in Target (NYSE: TGT) and Staples (NasdaqGS: SPLS) after disappointing quarterly results. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLY) was up 0.6%, while Retai...
05-18-2011 08:23 AM by John Spence
A 12% premarket sell-off in Staples (NasdaqGS: SPLS) on Wednesday was set to rain on the parade in retail exchange traded funds, which have rallied this year. The office-supplies company reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit and cut its full-year view. "Our first-quart...
05-12-2011 12:49 PM by John Spence
Exchange traded funds that invest in retail stocks rose Thursday after Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) reported higher quarterly net income and boosted its full-year outlook. Kohl's shares added 2% in the wake the department store operator's quarterly update. Sector ETFs that hold the stoc...
04-21-2011 06:15 AM by John Spence
Shares of McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) were fractionally lower Thursday after the Golden Arches said its quarterly profit rose 11%. The restaurant operator is a bellwether for the consumer-discretionary sector and a top holding among exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking that portio...
03-29-2011 08:39 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) had a weak start today on news of consumer confidence and housing prices, but turned positive as the morning continued. The Consumer Confidence Index declined sharply in March, reversing five straight months of improvement. Consumers were worried...
03-11-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Are you thinking this recent correction is a buying opportunity? If so, you may want to take a look at the consumer discretionary sector, along with sector related exchange traded funds (ETFs). While many are affected by unemployment and the housing market, most Americans have...
03-08-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) seized an opportunity to turn higher as oil prices paused for a breath in early trading. Middle East ETFs are leading the charge today. Both Market Vectors Gulf States (NYSEArca: MES) and PowerShares MENA Frontier Countries (NYSEArca: PMNA) are up...
02-06-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
If you're looking for evidence that consumers aren't spending, you won't find it at the Super Bowl. Ticket prices are sky high: scalpers were asking for as much as $1,300 before last year's game. There will be no such bargains this year - the lowest price you'll find is $2,000...
01-25-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Fast food may not be the most lean and mean cuisine, but the operations of its purveyors are becoming that way. Smarter use of money and casting off dead weight could be a gain for exchange traded funds (ETFs) that own these companies. As the economy recovers, fast food corpor...
01-10-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Equities have gained ground after being pummeled in the market crash, and valuations are still cheap. If you're still sitting in the sidelines, don't let the recovery in the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) pass you by. Large, well-established companies are trading, on...
01-06-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The U.S. auto industry returned to profitability last year and sales are expected to surge higher this year. Though there is currently no automobile exchange traded fund (ETF) available, that won't stop you if you want to get exposure to this comeback story. U.S. auto sales co...
12-10-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The government is all about the helping hands these days: the Fed and its $600 billion Treasury buying program, the ongoing Bush-era tax cuts debate. All this assistance has to benefit some exchange traded funds (ETFs), right? The Obama administration stated that the "framewor...
10-28-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
As Americans on Main Street hunt for signs of health in the U.S. economy, one place such health may be appearing is in exchange traded funds (ETFs) that hold restaurant stock. In a tight job market, the restaurant business has bucked the no-hiring trend. In September, restaura...
10-27-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The U.S. economic numbers for the third quarter came in, and it looks like consumers are starting to spend again, though still not quite as much as before the financial crisis. Hopeful investors who believe in the power of the American consumer may want to take a look at some con...
08-17-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
It was a heady year-and-a-half for consumer discretionary exchange traded funds (ETFs). And then came a series of left hooks that sent the ETFs down as much as 8% in the last three months. What's it going to take for a comeback? These knocks are no surprise. Jonathan Bernstein...
08-04-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
While exchange traded funds (ETFs) digested the improved labor market news this morning, the markets held off on making any bold moves in either direction. According to the ETF Dashboard, some of the top-moving funds this morning are gold miner ETFs, which is on the backs of s...
07-08-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Encouraging signals about the economic recovery propelled exchange traded funds (ETFs) higher in early trading, including those focused on oil and the euro. First-time jobless claims fell more than economists expected last week, to 454,000. No one can claim the job market is h...
07-01-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
No matter what the markets are doing in the United States and abroad, it doesn't seem to kill a craving for a burger and fries. Here are four exchange traded funds (ETFs) that will give you exposure to these thriving multinational corporations. Kevin Grewal for Daily Markets s...
05-14-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The U.S. economy is chugging along and retail sales numbers are in a three month uptrend. The rise in consumer discretionary spending, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), may be the beginnings of a sustainable U.S. recovery. The drop in auto sales, which fell ...
04-30-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The signs are all there. U.S. GDP in the first quarter rose, the joblessness situation is slowly improving, consumers are coming out to spend more and homebuilders are feeling more bullish than they have in awhile. That just leaves one thing: which exchange traded funds (ETFs) wi...
04-30-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) turned sour despite a report showing consumer-led GDP growth in the first quarter, the third consecutive quarterly gain and yet another sign that the economy's free-fall is becoming a memory. The economy's 3.2% growth rate in the first ...
04-13-2010 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Despite a positive trade report, the Dow isn't giving the kind of follow-up to its milestone day that investors were expecting. The Dow is negative this morning after crossing the 11,000 mark for the first time in 18 months, sending exchange traded funds (ETFs) lower. The U.S...
03-29-2010 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The money isn't exactly flying around yet, but consumers opened their wallets a little wider last month. The news, which is what economists had anticipated, is sending exchange traded funds (ETFs) higher this morning. With consumer spending being two-thirds of the economy, yo...
03-12-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Word on the street is that the spending trend is once again resuming, but don't necessarily believe everything you hear. Consumer discretionary spending is still at low levels, even among the high-income set, leaving targeted exchange traded funds (ETFs) lagging slightly. Dis...
01-26-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Domestic equity exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been off to a lackluster start so far this year, but we're only a few weeks into 2010. What's the outlook for the other 49 weeks to come? This year looks like a good year for more merger & acquisition transactions and corpo...
11-30-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Concerns about a possible debt default in the Middle East made investors nervous and weighed on stock and exchange traded fund (ETF) prices this morning. Investors were also concerned about the strength of the holiday shopping season. Investors continued to fret abo...
11-27-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The competition is fierce for holiday sales this year. So much so, that when it comes to some retailers, Black Friday has already begun. There are myriad ways you can play the bargain-hunting with exchange traded funds (ETFs). Black Friday is the traditional kick-off for the ...
10-20-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
U.S. consumers have retreated, and many are not buying anything but what's necessary leaving retailers to rethink their selling approach as the holidays near. Can exchange traded funds (ETFs) prevail in this tight-fisted climate? The picture of the U.S. consumer has shifted f...
10-08-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The September retail sales figures are in, and it's better than expected. But can these results be turned around into a holiday "win" for retail exchange traded funds (ETFs)? Why analysts predicted a 1% decline, sales actually rose 0.6%. Discounts and bargains have helped lur...
10-05-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading higher this morning in an attempt to reverse two consecutive weeks of losses. A report from the service sector has contributed to the early lift. The U.S. service sector grew for the first time in 13 months in September...
09-09-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) fluctuated this morning as commodity prices continue to rally and the U.S. dollar flirts with recent lows. Crude oil sustained its levels trading north of $71/barrel as some used the volatile commodity as protection against a falli...
07-23-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Barnes & Noble bookseller is starting its own e-bookstore, giving access to more than 700,ooo books online which can be read on a number of technical devices. It would have them going head-to-head with rival Amazon, meaning exchange traded funds (ETFs) could benefit. Boo...
06-19-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Is there a better way to understand market trends and inter-related events in an effort to be a more keen exchange traded fund (ETF) investor? Trang Ho for Investor's Business Daily talked to Chartered Market Technician Brandon Wendell to get a better understanding of how stu...
06-11-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The stock market's recovery has been a bit friendlier to certain industry sectors and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) than others. In fact, five out of the nine S&P 500 sectors are in positive territory. So which ones are the top dogs of them all? The first sector that...
05-29-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been operating much like they have all week, in the early hours at least, wavering between positive and negative territory. Revised first quarter GDP numbers were issued on Friday, and the latest figures show that our economy dec...
04-28-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Although many investors are awaiting the big rebound, there are plenty of market opportunities for exchange traded fund (ETF) investors to get in on small daily dips. In reality, two of the three major averages have not moved much over the month of April. According to Yahoo...
01-12-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
McDonald's Corp. (MCD) has somehow managed to keep their momentum and post strong sales during a tough time for the U.S. economy, Wall Street and exchange traded funds (ETFs). In this day and age, people really love a bargain. As of November, the fast food purveyor posted 55 ...
Number of Holdings: 83
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Number of Holdings: 83
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|6.5%||HD||Home Depot Inc/The||Real Estate||109868880000||United States|
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|5.5%||AMZN||Amazon.com Inc||Telecommunications||117475380000||United States|
|3.8%||NWSA||News Corp||Telecommunications||74378420000||United States|
|3.4%||F||Ford Motor Co||Real Estate||53388700000||United States|
|3.2%||TWX||Time Warner Inc||Telecommunications||56331280000||United States|
|2.7%||SBUX||Starbucks Corp||RESTAURANTS||46359190000||United States|
|2.7%||NKE||NIKE Inc||Textiles Apparel & Luxury Goods||57682820000||United States|
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