The iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average (IYT) exchange traded fund (ETF) has reached new highs recently and is up this year 9.8%. In an environment in which the price of oil has dropped 29% in the past four months, it is no surprise. Kevin Baker of TheStreet.com reports that if transportation can confirm the industrials bullishness, then the sector can be seen as a barometer of economic activity.
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