Rails Wreak Havoc on Dow Theory, Transportation ETFs

Railroads have not been the only problems for transportation ETFs this year. Airlines, which surged on the back of last year’s oil slide, are tumbling this year, too. Alaska Air (NYSE: ALK), United Continental (NYSE: UAL) and Delta (NYSE: DAL), IYT’s three largest airline holdings, are off an average of 9% this year. [Airline ETFs in a Holding Pattern]

Airlines are IYT’s third-largest sub-sector exposure at almost 16.1% of the ETF’ weight.

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Chart Courtesy: Neil Azous, Rareview Macro

Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of IYT.