In recent postings I've covered the weakness in the seasonal patterns of some sectors. For example, in Missed the Train in the Semi Sector? I detailed how the semiconductor sector, particularly the Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) has a track record of losses until we get into the mid-October timeframe.
Earlier this week, in Consumer Staples a Defensive Move? , I covered how the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (symbol XLP) has a track record of declines over the next few weeks.
These aren't the only sectors. The seasonal patterns of some other ETF's also suggest declines are likely.
XLI, the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF, has averaged a 2.3% decline over the next 3 weeks, with losses in 13 out of 17 years.
IYC, the iShares Dow Jones US Consumer Services ETF, has averaged a 1.6% decline over the next 3 weeks, with losses in 13 out of 15 years.
XLY, the Consumer Discretionary SPDR ETF, has averaged a 1.9% decline over the next 3 weeks, with losses in 13 out of 17 years.
XLB, the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF, has averaged a 2.2% decline over the next 3 weeks, with losses in 13 out of 17 years.
Even IYF, the iShares Dow Jones US Financial Sector ETF, has averaged a 1.9% decline over the next 4 weeks, with losses in 12 out of 16 years.
Have you thought about taking an early vacation this year?
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