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  • Listen to Why Transportation ETFs are Revving Up

    12-09-2016 12:29 PM by Tom Lydon

    Nearly 220 exchange traded funds hit all-time highs on Wednesday. By itself, that is an encouraging statistic for the broader market, but there is more to the story. Two of the ETFs hitting record highs were the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) and the SPDR S...

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  • Waiting on a Pullback in Transportation ETFs

    11-29-2016 03:44 PM by Brenton Garen

    Transportation stocks and exchange traded funds, such as the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) and the SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (NYSEArca: XTN), have been among the equity market's best post-election performers. However, with many of these funds res...

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  • When to Use Sector ETF Investing (and What's Inside Matters)

    11-25-2016 11:00 AM by Todd Rosenbluth

    Using ETFs, investors are able to tactically over- and underweight sectors based on changing fundamentals, appealing valuations and shifting seasonality. A recently released survey conducted by SSGA, the third largest overall ETF provider but a leader in sector focused product...

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  • Transportation ETFs Respond Well to the Trump Victory

    11-14-2016 10:33 AM by Tom Lydon

    Leading up to last week's presidential election, there was ample speculation and concern that a victory by Republican Donald Trump would be damaging for stocks. Yet the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished higher by more than 5%, soaring in the three trading sessions foll...

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  • Largest Transportation ETF Higher by 8.5% This Year

    10-20-2016 10:57 AM by Tom Lydon

    The industrial sector has been solid this year and some of the sector's recent strength is attributable to transportation stocks and exchange traded funds, such as the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) and the SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (NYSEArca: XTN). A...

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  • Transportation ETFs Could get Back on Track

    10-04-2016 10:33 AM by Brenton Garen

    The iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) and the SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (NYSEArca: XTN) are delivering solid performances on a year-to-date basis and the two transportation exchange traded funds have recently been building on those gains. According to th...

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  • 19 Industrial ETFs to Become a Titan

    05-13-2016 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The industrial sector is the sixth-largest sector weight in the S&P 500. The group and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been solid though not spectacular performers this year. Within the broader industrial sector, transportation stocks have also been solid. Ac...

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  • Transportation ETFs Move Back on Track

    04-14-2016 03:48 PM by Max Chen

    Transportation stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds are gaining momentum and are back above their long-term trend lines after the third largest U.S. railroad company reported first quarter results. Over the past three months, the iShares Transportation Average ETF (...

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  • Travel ETFs Can't Shake Brussels Attacks

    03-22-2016 02:06 PM by Max Chen

    Broad U.S. equity indices turned positive in afternoon trading Tuesday, rebounding from earlier losses in response to the attacks in Brussels, Belgium. However, tourism sectors and related exchange traded funds weren't able to rally with the broader market as traders digested the...

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  • FedEx Earnings Beat Pushes Transportation ETFs Back on Trend

    03-17-2016 02:29 PM by Max Chen

    FedEx (NYSE: FDX) lifts transportation sector and bringing related ETFsback above their long-term trend FedEx revealed earnings of $692 million for an adjusted $2.51 per shares over the fourth quarter, compared to expectations of a $2.34 per share gain Meanwhile, transport...

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  • Transportation ETFs Pick Up Speed

    02-04-2016 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Transportation sector-related exchange traded funds gained momentum Thursday as low energy costs may be boosting the industry's bottom line and fright traffic accelerates. On Thursday, the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) gained 2.6% and the SPDR S&P Tran...

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  • All Aboard! Why Transportation ETFs Are Worth A Ride

    09-21-2015 03:59 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the U.S. economy continues to chug along, air freight and logistics industries could capitalize on the continued expansion. While there are not exchange traded funds that track these specific sub-markets, ETF investors can still target the broader transportation sector. For...

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  • Sector ETF to Play Warren Buffett, Bill Gates' Pick

    09-18-2015 03:07 PM by Tom Lydon

    Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are among large investors who like the growth potential of the railroad industry. While there are no railroad-specific exchange traded funds available, ETF investors can still track the sub-sector through the broader transportation theme. For insta...

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  • State Street Announces Splits for 10 Industry ETFs

    09-02-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    State Street's (NYSE: STT) State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the third-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said it will split of its 10 industry ETFs, including popular funds such as the SPDR Pharmaceuticals ETF (NYSEArca: XPH) and the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEA...

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  • Airline Stocks, ETF Could Take Off In Second Half

    08-04-2015 04:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    The airline industry has been stuck on the tarmac this year, but the sector-related exchange traded fund could take off as profits soar on revenue growth and lower input costs. "S&P Capital IQ thinks that airline execs have learned from past costly mistakes on adding too m...

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  • Transportation ETFs try to get Their Groove Back

    06-23-2015 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Over the past three months, the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT), the ETF proxy for the Dow Jones Transportation Average Index, has tumbled more than 8% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is off just 0.6% IYTs equal-weight rival, the SPDR S&P Transpor...

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  • Trouble for Transportation ETFs

    06-17-2015 02:21 PM by Todd Shriber

    Over the past three months, the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT), the ETF proxy for the Dow Jones Transportation Average Index, has tumbled more than 9% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is off just 0.8%. Wednesdays 3.6% drop in shares of package deliver...

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  • Customize Market Exposure with Sector ETFs

    05-14-2015 03:13 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors can capitalize on a shifting market and changing business cycles through sector-specific exchange traded fund plays. On the recent webcast, Strategizing with Sectors, Jared Rowley, Research Strategist for State Street Global Advisors, pointed out that different secto...

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  • Transportation ETFs Wait on Dollar Rebound

    05-08-2015 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    With the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) down 3.7% over the past month, considering sector exchange traded funds that often respond positively to a strong greenback might seem nonsensical. Then again, it would be unreasonable to expect the dollar ...

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  • An Alternative View of Transportation ETFs

    04-16-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Aided by last years plunge in oil prices, transportation stocks and exchange traded funds were stellar performers, but oils recent resurgence is dealing a blow to once high-flying airline and railroad stocks. Data out Wednesday show oil inventories jumped to record highs for t...

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  • Airline-Related ETFs in a Holding Pattern

    04-02-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Airline industry and sector-related exchange traded funds could hit some headwinds as a strong dollar, rising overseas capacity and fuel prices could impede their path. Michael Linenberg, an analyst with Deutsche Bank, lowered his outlook on American Airlines (NYSE: AAL), Delt...

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  • Fuel Costs Could Cause Airline-Related ETFs Some Turbulence

    03-19-2015 02:35 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the airline industry and related transportation exchange traded funds have benefited from cheap oil prices, rising energy costs could dampen the rosy outlook. There are currently no airline-specific ETFs on the market, but investors can still gain exposure to the sub-sec...

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  • Transportation ETFs Have Momentum On Their Side

    03-19-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The recent pullback in the the transportation sector-related exchange traded fund may have been temporary and provided a buying opportunity for some. The iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT), which tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index, dipped 0.4% year-t...

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  • Intermodal Growth Keeps Transportation ETFs Moving

    03-16-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Transportation stocks and related exchange traded funds are gaining speed as shippers keep costs down through intermodal transport options. "When you look at the market analysis, the industry analysis, one thing that we do know is that intermodal connectivity is the growth for...

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  • Transportation ETFs: Airlines Landing on Higher Profits

    01-23-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    With fuel costs at their lowest in over five years, airplane-related transportation exchange traded funds could continue to soar during a typically slow period for vacationing. While there are no longer any airline industry-specific ETFs on the market - although, that may be s...

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  • Industry ETF Ideas for 2015

    01-06-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    Industry and sector exchange traded funds continue to gain popularity, and more importantly, assets. That theme was on full display in December eight of 10 sectors saw inflows to the corresponding ETFs. Only industrial and materials ETFs saw outflows in December and the same i...

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  • A New Airline ETF Could Take Flight

    01-05-2015 01:56 PM by Max Chen

    After the Guggenheim airline exchange traded fund was grounded back in 2013, investment interest for airliners soared in 2014, and now ETF Series Solutions, a white label ETF service provider, is bringing back the sub-sector theme. According to a recent Securities and Exchange...

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  • Meet This Years Best Industrial ETF

    12-27-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    It has been a decent though not awe-inspiring year for the industrial sector. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLI), the largest industrial sector exchange traded fund, is up nearly 10%, trailing the 13% gain for the S&P 500. That ranks XLI sixth among the nine...

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  • Dearth of Airline ETFs Sends Investors to Transport Funds

    12-11-2014 12:58 PM by Todd Shriber

    Oil prices are tumbling and that is excellent news for airline stocks, a scenario of which many investors are already aware. Year-to-date, shares of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) are up nearly 70%. Shares of Southwest (NYSE: LUV) have more than doubled. United Continental (NYSE:...

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  • Sector ETFs Capitalizing on Cheap Oil

    12-05-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. economy will strengthen from falling crude oil prices as consumers are left with more spending money to spread around, with airline, automobile and retail sector-related exchange traded funds to likely benefit the most. "Low oil prices, which in turn have sent gas pri...

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  • U.S. Oil Boom Pushing Transportation ETF

    12-04-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. oil boom has helped business flow through railways, lifting transportation sector-related exchange traded funds. However, if oil prices continue to fall, railway companies can also suffer. Year-to-date, the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) increased ...

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  • Transportation ETFs are Loving Cheap Oil

    11-14-2014 02:00 PM by Max Chen

    Transportation sector exchange traded funds have been among the best performers since the mid-October lows and could continue gaining speed as cheaper oil prices cut down on fuel costs and leave consumers with more cash to spend on goods. Over the past month, the iShares Trans...

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  • Ebola Scare Grounds Airline-Related ETF

    10-02-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After U.S. health officials announced the first confirmed Ebola patient who flew to Dallas from Liberia, transportation-sector exchange traded funds plunged Wednesday, with airline stocks under heavy pressure. While there are no longer any airline-specific ETFs on the market, ...

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  • State Street Pushing for More Sector, Industry ETF Dominance

    09-22-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Although there has been ample talk of the tussle between State Streets (NYSE: STT) State Street Global Advisors unit and Vanguard to be the second-largest U.S. ETF sponsor, a spot for now retained by SSgA, proper treatment of that battle cannot ignore some advantages held by SSgA...

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  • Cheap Oil Helps Airline Stocks, Transportation ETFs Fly

    08-18-2014 03:45 PM by Max Chen

    The falling oil prices are providing airline stocks, along with related transportation sector exchange traded funds, an unexpected tailwind. While there are no airline-specific ETFs on the market, the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) and the SPDR S&P Tran...

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  • Transportation, Discretionary ETFs for Summer Travel

    07-03-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    After years of belt tightening, Americans are now opening up their wallets. As spending rises, travel and discretionary-related exchange traded funds could experience continued strength. Over the July 4 weekend, about 34.8 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more...

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  • Trendy Transportation ETFs

    06-19-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The two major transportation exchange traded funds were not among the 140 ETFs that made new highs on Wednesday, but the duo are knocking on the door of doing just that. Increased strength in the industrial sector is serving as a positive catalyst for shares of airlines, railr...

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  • Transport ETFs Lifted by Airlines Shareholder Friendliness

    05-15-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Seasoned dividend investors have never confused airline stocks with consumer staples, utilities or any number of other well-traveled dividend destinations. Saddled with the always present and massive fuel and labor costs, airlines seemingly have built-in excuses for being bigg...

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  • Transportation ETF Looks for New Highs

    05-01-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Helped by solid batch of earnings from airlines not named United Continental (NYSE: UAL), the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) posted a modest April gain, finishing the month within striking distance of its all-time high. Railroad and trucking earnings have a...

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  • Transport ETFs Saying All the Right Things

    04-23-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Fans and followers of the Dow Theory will be excited to know the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) touched an intra-day, all-time high Tuesday on volume that was nearly 21% above the daily average for the trailing three months. For technicians, the century-old...

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  • Earnings, Shipment Data Propel Transportation ETF to New High

    04-22-2014 03:31 PM by Tom Lydon

    A transportation sector exchange traded fund is trading at a new all-time high after a strong turnaround in the Richmond Fed's manufacturing index helped the transportation stocks pick up speed. The iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) was up 1.0% Tuesday, tradin...

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  • Planes, Trains and Trucks: Transportation ETFs Climb

    03-24-2014 03:20 PM by Max Chen

    Transportation sector exchange traded funds plowed through crippling winter conditions, outperforming the broader stock market so far this year. The iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) has gained 2.1% year-to-date while theSPDR S&P Transportation ETF (NYSEAr...

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  • March ETF Performance Report: S&P 500 Eyes Record High

    03-29-2013 06:34 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite some close calls over March, especially with new rumblings out of Europe and Cyprus, the equities markets and stock exchange traded funds steered back into a bullish streak, closing the month and first quarter on historical highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average poste...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Dow Jones Transportation Average

    02-08-2012 09:58 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Yesterday in options trading we saw an influx of bearish put buyers in iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average (NYSEArca: IYT) as the exchange traded fund itself traded very heavy volume over 1 million shares versus its typical average. IYT has slightly lagged the broad U.S. ...

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  • Will Transportation Sector ETFs Ride the Holidays?

    11-30-2011 04:38 PM by Tom Lydon

    Closely watched transportation shares and exchange traded funds have rallied this week on central bank liquidity measures and hopes the economic picture is brightening. "The domestic transportation sector is a widely perceived leading indicator of the U.S. economy. While some ...

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  • New ETFs: Sectors, Volatility and a Global Approach

    01-28-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    New exchange traded funds (ETFs) set to premier over the next few weeks include a new round of sector funds, volatility funds and a set of overseas ETFs. Global X is planning four international, primarily large-cap ETFs that would add to the companys recent move into broader-...

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