Top 5 Financial Companies To Watch For 2015: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (XLP)
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund) seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the Consumer Staples Select Sector of the S&P 500 Index (the Index). The Index includes companies that are primarily involved in the development and production of consumer products that cover food and drug retailing, beverages, food products, tobacco, household products and personal products.
The Fund utilizes a passive or indexing investment approach to invest in a portfolio of stocks that seek to replicate the Index. The Funds investment advisor is SSgA Funds Management, Inc.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Chris Versace, Editor, PowerTrend Brief and PowerTrend Profits]
That, to me, says they're going to favor inelastic goods over elastic ones, so when you think of the things that we need each and every day, toilet paper, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, household cleansers, that sort of thing, that's what brings me into (XLP) and (VDC).
- [By Tom Aspray]
One of the 3rd quarter’s weakest performers, the Select Sector SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) has done the best in October as it shows a gain of 7.5% through October 30. The Select Sector SPDR Materials (XLB) was lagging the S&P 500 in the first half of the year, with its small gain of just 2.1%, but rebounded nicely in the 3rd quarter as it was up 9.5%.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
The exception to the strong defensive performance: consumer staples. The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (XLP) has dropped 2.9% this year, making it the worst-performing sector in the S&P 500. Barclays’ Barry Knappexplains what’s gone wrong:
- [By Ben Levisohn]
The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) has gained 1.5% to $82.34 today, by far the best performance of any sector in the S&P 500. ItR! 17;s lost 0.1% in August, but that too counts as a victory when every other sector has lost between the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF’s (XLB) 0.2% loss and the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR’s (XLP) 5% drop. The S&P 500 has fallen 2.9%.
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