What a wild month!
Things went so crazy at the end of September that it's already October 13th and I'm just getting to the September review. Our August Review (Part 2) was done on 9/22 but part one but Part 1 of August was completed on September 1st, when the market was at the low of this cycle. We called the August action almost perfectly and, out of 106 trade ideas for the month, 86 (81%) were winners – an incredible percentage I don't expect we repeated in crazy September.
We don't track our virtual portfolio trades in these reviews – this is for all the trades we don't track – which is most of them – as it simply wouldn't be practical to track every trade idea (which are highlighted daily in our Member Chat Room) we have for you at PSW! Of coruse, this is an arbitrary point in time and some trades could have had better (or worse) exits in between – we're not doing this to keep score, just to get an idea of what worked and what didn't in the past month so, hopefully, we can make better decisions this month.
Best Gas Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sector Spdr Trust Sbi (XLI)
Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund) seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the Industrial Select Sector of the S&P 500 Index (the Index). The Index includes companies from industries, such as aerospace and defense, building products, construction and engineering, electrical equipment, conglomerates, machinery, commercial services and supplies.
The Fund utilizes a passive or indexing investment approach to invest in a portfolio of stocks that seek to replicate the Index. The Fund�� investment advisor is SSgA Funds Management, Inc.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Ben Levisohn]
The�Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR�(XLY) has dropped 1.1% to $60.39, while the�Financial Select Sector SPDR(XLF) is off 0.9% at $20.23.� Hardest hit is the�Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU), which has dropped 1.6% to $37.32, while the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) has fallen 1% to $46.49. The�Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) is the top performer: It�� down 0.5% at $32.39.
- [By Selena Maranjian]
Exchange-traded funds offer a convenient way to invest in sectors or niches that interest you. If you'd like to add some industrial stocks to your portfolio, the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT: XLI ) could save you a lot of trouble. Instead of trying to figure out which companies will perform best, you can use this ETF to invest in lots of them simultaneously.
ETFs often sport lower expense ratios than their mutual fund cousins. The SPDR ETF's expense ratio -- its annual fee -- is a very low 0.18%, and it recently yielded about 2%.
This ETF has performed well, outstripping the world market over the past three, five, and 10 years. As with most investments, of course, we can't expect outstanding performances in every quarter or year. Investors with conviction need to wait for their holdings to deliver.
Top 5 Gas Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: IMS Health Holdings Inc (IMS)
IMS Health Holdings, Inc., incorporated on October 23, 2009, is a global information and technology services company providing clients in the healthcare industry with comprehensive solutions to measure and improve their performance. It has collections of healthcare information in the world, spanning sales, prescription and promotional data, medical claims, electronic medical records and social media. Its scaled and data set, containing over 10 petabytes of data, includes over 85% of the world�� prescriptions by sales revenue and approximately 400 million comprehensive, longitudinal, anonymous patient records. It serves healthcare organizations and decision makers around the world, spanning the breadth of life science companies, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer health and medical device manufacturers, as well as distributors, providers, payers, government agencies, policymakers, researchers and the financial community.
The Company uses healthcare-specific global information technology (IT) infrastructure to process data from over 45 billion healthcare transactions annually and to collect data from over 780,000 fragmented feeds globally, which it organize in a structured fashion using methodologies. Its intelligent cloud, IMS One opens its global IT infrastructure to its clients and provides the ability to perform business analytics in the cloud with large amounts of complex data. Its principal offerings include National information offerings; Sub-national information offerings; Commercial services; Real-World Evidence (RWE) solutions; Commercial technology solutions, and Clinical solutions.
The Company�� national offerings includes services in more than 70 countries that provide consistent country level performance metrics related to sales of pharmaceutical products, prescribing trends, medical treatment and promotional activity across multiple channels including retail, hospital and mail order. Its sub-national offerings includes services in more than 50 ! countries that provide a consistent measurement of sales or prescribing activity at the regional, zip code and individual prescriber level. The Company provides a set of strategic, analytic and support services to help the commercial operations of life sciences companies transform their commercial models. It integrate information from medical claims, prescriptions, electronic medical records, biomarkers and government statistics into anonymous, longitudinal patient journeys that provide detailed views of treatment patterns, disease progression, therapeutic switching and concomitant diseases and treatments.
The Company provides a range of hosted and cloud-based applications and associated implementation services. The applications, hosted on IMS One, support a range of commercial processes including multi-channel marketing, customer relationship management (CRM), performance management, incentive compensation, territory alignment, roster management and call planning. It helps life sciences companies design and execute clinical trials, and for payers and providers, it enables risk-sharing, pay-for-performance and population health management.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By MONEYMORNING.COM]
Now then, as much as we like several companies in this space, we think investors would do well to take a close look at IMS Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IMS).
- [By Jake L'Ecuyer]
IMS Health Holdings (NYSE: IMS) shares were also up, gaining 17.40 percent to $23.45 in their debut on the NYSE.
Equities Trading DOWN
Shares of Halozyme Therapeutics (NASDAQ: HALO) were down 25.40 percent to $8.65 after the company announced the temporary halt of Phase 2 trial enrollment.
Top 5 Gas Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: Masimo Corporation(MASI)
Masimo Corporation, a medical technology company, develops, manufactures, and markets noninvasive patient monitoring products worldwide. The company offers Masimo Signal Extraction Technology (SET), which provides the capabilities of measure-through motion and low perfusion pulse oximetry to address the primary limitations of conventional pulse oximetry; and Masimo rainbow SET products that monitor multiple blood measurements, including oxygen content, carboxyhemoglobin, methemoglobin, hemoglobin, pleth variability index, respiration rate, Halo Index, and In Vivo Adjustment. It develops, manufactures, and markets a family of patient monitoring solutions comprising circuit boards, monitors and devices, sensors, and cables; Masimo SafetyNet, a remote monitoring and clinician notification system; and software for Rainbow measurements, as well as other future measurements or features. The company sells its products to hospitals and the emergency medical response organizations through its direct sales force and distributors, as well as to original equipment manufacturer partners in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Canada, and Australia. Masimo Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Seth Jayson]
There's no foolproof way to know the future for Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result.
Top 5 Gas Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: 3D Systems Corp. (DDD)
3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of 3D printers and related products, print materials, and services. The company�s principle print engines comprise stereolithography, selective laser sintering, multi-jet modeling, film transfer imaging, selective laser melting, and plastic jet printers. Its 3D printers convert data input from computer-aided design software or 3D scanning and sculpting devices to produce physical objects from engineered plastic, metal, and composite print materials. The company also blends, markets, sells, and distributes various consumables, engineered plastics, metal materials, and composites; and offers various software tools, as well as pre-sale and post-sale services, including applications development, installation, warranty, and maintenance. In addition, it provides custom parts services, such as precision plastic and metal parts service and assembly capabilit ies. The company markets its stereolithography materials under the Accura and RenShape; laser sintering materials under the DuraForm, CastForm, and LaserForm; and materials for professional printers under the VisiJet brands. It primarily serves manufacturers of automotive, aerospace, computer, electronic, defense, education, consumer, energy and healthcare products, as well as original equipment manufacturers, government agencies, universities, and independent service bureaus. The company sells its products and services through its direct sales organization, sales agents, resellers, and distributors primarily in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. 3D Systems Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Jason Shubnell]
3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) shares tumbled 4.92 percent to $86.47. Canaccord Genuity maintained 3D Systems with a Buy rating and lifted the price target from $85.00 to $95.00.
- [By Paul Ausick]
As growth plays, it was hard to top 3D printer companies in 2013. For the three companies that were publicly traded for the whole year, shares were up from nearly 100% to nearly 175%. The largest gains were posted by 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) but shares have been trending down in the first few weeks of the new year and took a sharp drop on Friday following the release of a new report from short-seller Citron Research.