Sector ETFs To Buy In December

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

buy nowReady or not… higher interest rates are coming.

The Fed is poised to end its zero-interest-rate policy (ZIRP) this week.  This policy has been in place since the 2008 financial crisis.

Under ZIRP, the Fed has kept interest rates near 0% and used periods of quantitative easing or bond buying to help boost asset prices and economic growth.

This has been a true test of the effectiveness of monetary policy in the face of economic crisis.

There have been some side effects like excessive risk taking in asset markets and growing income inequality between the rich and poor.

But overall the policy has been a success.  Since 2009, the US economy has created more jobs than every other advanced economy combined!

And that’s been accomplished without much help from fiscal stimulus that is controlled by politicians in Washington.

As we start down the path of the first interest rate hiking cycle in nearly a decade, there will be opportunity and pitfalls.

Economic Data Impacting Sector ETFs To Buy In December

This is no ordinary rate cycle…

The early stages of the cycle are simply normalizing rates.  There is no precedent for what this means because the US has never maintained a ZIRP for this duration or in this way before.

All signs point to the Fed increasing rates gradually.  Interest rates will still be below historic averages for some time.

Keep in mind, the economy must continue to grow and strengthen in order for the Fed to continue raising interest rates.

The best opportunities will come from sectors with well-capitalized companies.  These companies have the potential to grow through a rising rate cycle.

Price Action Signals Sector ETFs To Buy In December

The S&P 500 is hugging the 200-day moving average.

This moving average is acting like a magnet over the last few months.  Anytime the index gets too far away it snaps back in the other direction and the momentum caries it beyond the moving average until it snaps back the other direction.

S&P 500 hugging the 200-day moving average…

The relative strength of the S&P 500 has been declining since early November when it reached 70… a level indicative of an overbought market.  It’s now below 50 and trending lower.   But the RSI would need to hit 30 before it indicates the market is oversold.

The MACD indicator is in the same boat.  It indicated markets were overbought in October.  Since then, market momentum has waned.  But it hasn’t given us a signal that this trend has ended.

These Are The Sector ETFs To Buy In December

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Good Investing,

Corey Williams

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