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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WHAT ELSE BESIDES THE S&P 500 AND GOLD SINCE MARCH 9, 2009?

On March 9, 2009, the S&P 500 hit a bear market low of $676.53. When the S&P 500 rises, there are some sectors that comprise the S&P 500, which rise faster than the S&P 500 itself. 

Likely, it's too late to capture the big percentage run ups as seen in these speculative vehicles. Ah, but only if you looked at these ETF-like instruments rather than stocks trading on NYSE and NASDAQ, you might be smiling now.

The chart shows each vehicle along with the S&P 500.



XRT
SPDR's S&P Retail ETF tracks a broad-based, equal-weighted index of US retailers' stocks.
BJK
Market Vectors' Gaming ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of global companies that generate at least 50% of revenues from gaming and related activities.
UGA
United States Gasoline Fund holds near-month futures contracts for RBOB gasoline traded on NYMEX.
PBS
PowerShares' Dynamic Media ETF tracks an index of the U.S. media industry stocks.
GLD
SPDR's Gold Trust tracks the gold spot price, less expenses and liabilities, using gold bars held in London vaults.