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Published in TZ Latest News 3 May, 2014 by The TZ Newswire Staff

Cyclicals Not Worth The Gamble

In 2013, market participants couldn’t get enough of cyclicals, or consumer discretionary stocks.  The XLY (ETF that tracks consumer discretionary) rose more than 40% in 2013 to lead all sectors on a relative basis.  But things have changed in 2014, with many of the strong industry groups in 2013 lagging badly in 2014.  A prime example is the Dow Jones US Business Training & Employment Agencies index ($DJUSBE).  Take a look at how quickly this industry group has fallen from power:

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