The fund itself however has seen more than $1 billion flow out year to date into this strength, bringing its asset base down to about $5.8 billion, still the leader in the Consumer Staples Equity ETP category in terms of asset size. XLP has top end exposure to the highly recognizable consumer brand name equities like PG (13.35%), KO (9.22%), and PM (8.08%), with WMT (7.69%) and CVS (5.28%) rounding out the top five. This morning XLP is flirting with new recent highs once more, and there are several other notables in this sector that are benefitting from the latest leg higher in many names. One is VDC (Vanguard Consumer Staples, Expense Ratio 0.14%) which has a very similar basket look in terms of its top end holdings, as XLP, and this fund trades considerably less daily volume than XLP (72,000 shares versus 6.8 million shares), but nonetheless has more than $1.7 billion in assets under management and is the second largest in the category. Consumer Goods Sector, Expense Ratio 0.48%) to name a few of the larger funds in the category. There are several leveraged bull/bear sector funds that likely dont immediately appear on radars thanks to lower average daily trading volumes and assets sizes largely, but each are likely useful in their own right for short term directional trading and hedging opportunities, especially for those managers whom may be over or under allocated given their individual stock exposure, or broader ETF exposure.
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For Q2 2014, thecompany expects solar energy systems total non-GAAP sales volume inthe range of 60 MW to 80 MW. For the full year 2014, the companyanticipates solar energy systems total non-GAAP sales volume in therange of 460 MW to 580 MW. Energy Dow Jones U.S. Energy Fund (IYE) was flat while Energy SelectSector SPDR (XLE) was up 0.04%. Among stocks, Gulfport Energy (GPOR) was down nearly 20% afterit reported late Wednesday Q1 adjusted EPS were $0.20, a pennybelow the mean Bloomberg estimate. Total revenues were $118.029million, below forecasts for $123 million.
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Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO ) not long after this IPO happens. “I know this sounds outrageous, but, you know what, if I were Alibaba I’d be thinking the same thing,” Fitz-Gerald said. “They are going to be flush with cash, and they want access to the U.S. market.” So, how can you get a piece of this IPO, without having to pay an inflated price when it begins trading?
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This provides another sign that investors are losing some of their appetite for the stock markets small fry its riskier plays. The Russell 2000 almost broke its record for consecutive closes above the 200-day line. But like Leon Lett in Super Bowl XXVI , the index came up just shy of its goal. Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffers Investment Research, had been watching for a new record, as noted in a Tell post last week . On Tuesday, he said on Twitter: Another closely watched ETF that showed weakness Tuesday was the Global X Social Media ETF SOCL had its lowest close since July 31, weighed down by Twitters /quotes/zigman/23556538/delayed /quotes/nls/twtr TWTR big slide after a lock-up period ended.