iShares Dow Jones US Home Const. (ETF)

  • Long Awaited Home Building Boom Is Benefiting This ETF

    By Jeff Stouffer - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: ITB, LEN, PHM, TOL

    Sometimes the search for investments that outperform the market is best met by taking an index or basket position. This approach may be the best risk-adjusted return strategy. Such methods can be both effective and efficient by saving time and effort to sift through a wide selection of possibilities. The iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction (NYSEMKT: ITB) index fund is a great example of this concept. 

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  • These 2012 Top Performers Will Repeat In 2013

    By Adam Levy - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: ITB, LEN, PHM, TOL

    Rule #1 in Sam Stovall’s book The Seven Rules of Wall Street is to “Let your winners ride.” Stovall believes in finding the best performing sectors and industries from the previous year, and investing in them for the next. While past results do not indicate future performance, this strategy of buying high and selling higher has performed very well over the last 20 years.

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  • Five Ways to Profit from the Real Estate Recovery

    By Andrés Cardenal - October 19, 2012 | Tickers: BAC, CAT, C, ITB, XHB

    US housing has been improving for nearly a year now, so the trend is already quite clear at this stage. Even better, recent figures signal that the recovery is actually getting stronger lately. The real estate cycle is long term by nature, and the sector is recovering from really depressed levels, so there is still plenty of upside potential in the current cycle. Below are five ways to benefit from more »

  • Three ETFs Showing Strong Past Profitability in Construction and Consumer Discretionary

    By Jeff Stouffer - September 8, 2012 | Tickers: ITB, LEN, PHM, XHB

    It seems contrary to the general feeling that investment sectors reliant on consumer spending have produced some very attractive returns. The rebound in construction and consumer discretionary since 2008 is nothing short of spectacular when looking at strategies that are focused in this segment. Three ETFs that have enjoyed such positive posted results are introduced. 

    The SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSEMKT: XHB) is based on following the S&P more »

  • 5 Ways to Benefit from the Real Estate Recovery

    By Andrés Cardenal - July 21, 2012 | Tickers: CAT, ITB, LEN, XHB, TOL

    It's official, the real estate sector is on the recovery path. It has taken too long, and the recovery may not be as strong as we would like, but the signs are too evident to be ignored. The worst is over for the real estate sector, and there is a lot of upside room in the following years. Even in a slow and unexciting recovery, long term investors may more »

  • How to Benefit From the Housing Recovery

    By Andrés Cardenal - May 24, 2012 | Tickers: ITB, LEN, XHB, TOL

    There are different ways to evaluate the state of the housing sector; you can look at prices, but you can also analyze sales and activity in the business. The two variables are of course interrelated: prices are usually stronger when sales are on the rise, but you don´t need to see a recovery in both prices and sales to benefit via the stock market from improving conditions in the more »

  • Housing Bottom? Try an ETF for that Rash

    By Kyle Metivier - April 27, 2012 | Tickers: ITB, PHM, XHB

    It’s here, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, especially realtors, I’m sure. The experts have declared a “housing bottom”, and yours truly had it placed on notice for quite some time (“Market Moves Higher. For Some Reason”). I promise I am not beating my chest in celebration with such a declaration; I had an extra cup of humility for breakfast this morning. Actually, I think it more »