Sorry!! The article you are trying to read is not available now.
Thank you very much;
you're only a step away from
downloading your reports.

ETFs Ed Hochuli Might Like


Just some Friday fun to relieve some of your replacement ref-induced stress.

Hochuli's expertise in transportation defense might make the iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund an intriguing option for him to include in his portfolio. His firm has represented fair amount of smaller transportation firms, as well as FedEx (NYSE:FDX). FedEx is IYT's second-largest holding with an allocation of almost 8.4%.

Hochuli -- and any other investor, for that matter -- might want to steer clear of IYT for the moment. The chart is not attractive and the sector is vulnerable to slack economic data.

iShares S&P Global Energy Sector Index Fund (NYSEARC:IXC)

As has been noted, Hochuli's firm has an impressive client roster. Some of those clients are controversial, too. Namely, BP's (NYSE:BP) BP America unit. BP's Arco unit is also listed among the firm's represented clients. And so is ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), the largest US independent oil and natural gas producer. BP and ConocoPhillips combine for over 7% of IXC's weight.

IXC is another ETF that might be best left for later. Amid the pullback in crude futures, IXC has weakened recently. A drop below $39 would be a bearish sign and a drop below the 200-day moving average at $38 would confirm an emerging downtrend.

Editor's Note: This content was originally published on by The ETF Professor.

Below, find some more great ETF and market content from Benzinga:

Facebook Should Offer a 'Gift' to China

Apple May Lose Authority to Block Samsung Tablets

Three Companies Samsung Should Buy

Twitter: @Benzinga

Benzinga Pro covers this and all market news in real time. Get your free trial here.

No positions in stocks mentioned.

The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.

Copyright 2011 Minyanville Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Featured Videos