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Here are today's top and bottom performing Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)...

Top Performing Sector Exchange Traded Funds:

  • iShares DJ US Basic Materials (IYM) = +0.69 percent
  • iShares GS Networking (IGN) = +0.65 percent
  • Semiconductor HOLDRS (SMH) = +0.62 percent
  • Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) = +0.57 percent
  • iShares COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) = +0.30 percent
  • streetTRACKS Gold Shares (GLD) = +0.25 percent
  • iShares GS Software Index (IGV) = +0.22 percent
  • Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) = +0.10 percent

Bottom Performing Sector Exchange Traded Funds:

  • Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) = -1.18 percent
  • streetTRACKS DJ Small Cap Growth (DSG) = -1.18 percent
  • iShares DJ US Financial Svcs (IYG) = -1.38 percent
  • iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treas Bond (TLT) = -1.52 percent
  • Internet HOLDRS (HHH) = -1.73 percent
  • streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Fund (RWR) = -2.06 percent
  • iShares DJ US Real Estate (IYR) = -2.22 percent
  • iShares C&S Realty Majors (ICF) = -2.36 percent

As you can see, there is a strong downward bias as just a handful of the ETFs from my list are trading higher. The groups getting hitting hardest are interest rate sensitive groups along with internet stocks...

Note: If you are not familiar with ETFs, make sure you read the Education and FAQ sections in our ETF center.

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Shades of Beige

by 3/9/2005 2:20 PM
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The Fed's Beige Book came out about 15 minutes ago...


Chart Courtesy of Thomson/ILX

This gave a small bounce to the market but those gains failed to gain any momentum...

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Watching Citigroup...

by 3/9/2005 2:08 PM
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Citigroup is a stock I have touched in this space...most recently last week. If you didn't see it, I updated the chart we have been watching and featured C in my column yesterday - "Checking Into Citigroup and a Note on the DJIA"...

I bring this up because Citigroup is pulling back to the support zone so it might be worth keeping an eye on....


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Index Check

by 3/9/2005 1:10 PM
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With the renewed push by the bears, I thought an index check would be the proper thing to do...

The broad market indices are showing mild to moderate declines...interest rate sensitive stocks are still weak along with bonds...oil/gas/gold ticking higher...semis have given up most of this morning's gains...networkers are higher after Cisco's chief executive, John Chambers, said business leaders across the land are feeling more optimistic...

Of course the skeptics among us, remember what happened back in September...

Also, the internet stocks are worth keeping an eye on...YHOO has yet to find its footing...


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New Lows

by 3/9/2005 12:57 PM
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The bears have shrugged off the oil inventory inspired buying barrage...okay - maybe that is a bit dramatic of a description of the bounce we saw earlier, but it was fun to say...but I digress...


Chart Courtesy of Thomson/ILX

The impetus for my post is that NYSE net ticks once again pushed past -1000 as the SPX has made a new intraday low. Oil has also shrugged off the inventory data and turned higher...


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