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

Top Performing Sector Exchange Traded Funds:

  • iShares GS Networking (IGN) = +1.74 percent
  • iShares GS Technology Indx (IGM) = +0.95 percent
  • iShares DJ Transportation Average (IYT) = +0.91 percent
  • iShares GS Software Index (IGV) = +0.85 percent
  • Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI) = +0.75 percent
  • Pharmaceutical HOLDRS (PPH) = +0.71 percent
  • Wireless HOLDRS (WMH) = +0.71 percent
  • iShares DJ US Financial Svcs (IYG) = +0.64 percent

Bottom Performing Sector Exchange Traded Funds:

  • Consumer Discretionary SPDR (XLY) = -0.03 percent
  • iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) = -0.09 percent
  • iShares DJ US Consumer Services (IYC) = -0.09 percent
  • iShares DJ US Telecom (IYZ) = -0.09 percent
  • Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) = -0.14 percent
  • iShares GS Natural Resource (IGE) = -0.14 percent
  • iShares DJ US Basic Materials (IYM) = -0.15 percent
  • streetTRACKS Fortune 500 Index (FFF) = -0.30 percent

As you can see, the whipsaw action today has left most sectors sitting near the unchanged mark. Networkers take the top spot as they try to bounce back from yesterday's decline and retake Monday's high.

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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DIS Update

by 5/11/2005 2:57 PM
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It appears the DIS halt was related to earnings...and not PIXR...It appears as if DIS beat estimates by a penny but the shares are still halted.

Meanwhile, PIXR share have retreated from their spike higher and moved back toward their lows for the session.


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PIXR?

by 5/11/2005 2:44 PM
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Keep an eye on Pixar (PIXR)...Disney (DIS) is due to report earning tonight but DIS stock was just halted. Meanwhile, PIXR has spiked off its lows on heavy volume right as DIS was halted. For sometime the collaboration between PIXR and DIS has been overhanging PIXR's stock so it might be worthwhile to watch what happens here...


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Buy-Buy-Buy?

by 5/11/2005 2:29 PM
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I knew that was going to happen....I don't know if you have noticed this trend yet, but it seems like every time I think the action is calm enough to update my index charts, the action goes crazy. In this case, a series of NYSE net tick spikes hit shortly after my post below and as you can see...


Chart Courtesy of Thomson/ILX

The SPX began a 20-minute spurt of nearly vertical ascent. This buying appears to have abated...for the moment...and the gains on the major indices are still small...at best...but clearly "someone" wanted to jump into the market in a bad way. Now its time to see if anyone is willing to follow them...

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Updated Index Charts

by 5/11/2005 2:02 PM
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As promised, here are updated versions of the index charts we have been tracking...

Created with SuperCharts by Omega Research

The SPX was rejected at its 50-day moving average and is now mired in the middle of that support/resistance zone. Meanwhile, yesterday's decline leaves the other three indices looking as if they are being rejected at resistance...

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