Scott Martindale

As the stock market continues to trade at 15-month highs, Sabrient’s SectorCast-ETF model is getting even more defensive, even though we are in a historically bullish time of year. The fundamentals-based quantitative model has a GARP (growth at reasonable price) focus, and this week there are significant changes to the sector rankings. Read more about Sector Detector: Consumer Staples leaps to top of rankings

Scott Martindale

I’ve been reading prominent market pundits predicting everything from the “Crash of 2010 coming” to “Major surge ahead.” With such divergence of predictions, it seems like a good time to remain conservatively long/short in accordance with Sabrient’s SectorCast-ETF value-oriented model. Read more about Sector Detector: InfoTech rising

Scott Martindale

Given the recent market weakness, it’s no surprise that Sector Detector’s long/short portfolios have outperformed. This week, Sabrient’s SectorCast-ETF model remains defensive. Of course, the underlying quantitative model isn’t aware that we are entering a time of year that is traditionally bullish. It simply reads the data and tells us which sectors appear to be relatively overvalued. Read more about Sector Detector: Long/Short ETF Portfolio Strong in Weak Market

Scott Martindale

As the stock market continues to trade near its highs, Sabrient’s SectorCast-ETF model remains defensive, given its GARP (growth at reasonable price) focus. The top and bottom ranked sectors remain the same this week, but there was noticeable movement in the middle. In particular, Information Technology is dropping while Telecommunications rises. Read more about Sector Detector: InfoTech Continues to Sink in Rankings

Scott Martindale

Sabrient’s SectorCast ETF rankings solidified its defensive bent this week. Healthcare continues to lead, but Consumer Staples moved ahead of InfoTech into the second spot. On the bottom, Materials remains in the basement as the fundamentally most overvalued sector, but Industrials dropped quite a bit in the wake of its recent price momentum, which added to its already overvalued levels. Read more about Sector Detector: Getting More Defensive

Scott Martindale

We are seeing only slight movement to Sabrient’s Sector Detector ETF rankings, as Healthcare, InfoTech, and Consumer Staples continue to lead, while Materials sinks further into the cellar and remains the fundamentally most overvalued sector. 

Latest rankings: This week, SectorCast-ETF indicates that Healthcare (XLV) remains solidly in front on a forward-looking basis, with the highest score of 93. Read more about Sector Detector: Healthcare Remains Firmly on Top

Scott Martindale

Healthcare, InfoTech, and Consumer Staples continue to lead in the Sector Detector ETF rankings, based on Sabrient’s fundamentals-based SectorCast model. Actually, they increased their scores this week relative to the other sectors as the bottom-up speculative rally led to further overvaluation in the fundamentally weaker sectors.  Read more about Sector Detector: Leaders Solidify Their Positions

SeekingAlpha.com  writes that "The Claymore/Sabrient Defensive Equity Index ETF (DEF)  . . .  offers exposure to equities that tend to perform relatively well in economic downturns. "    Here is the article. Read more about News & Views: The Case for a Defensive Equity ETF

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by Scott Martindale, Senior Managing Director

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Did UNG (natural gas ETF) really dip below $9 today? And NYMEX Natural Gas Oct Futures (NG) are below $2.7/MMBTU. Is natural gas destined for no value, or is this a great time to be accumulating for long-term investments? Read more about Market Talk: Is this a huge buying opportunity for Natural Gas?

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