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  • EQT Corp (EQT) buying Rice Energy (RICE)

  • Equity market starts the week higher led by the “FANG” stocks

  • Crude oil lower again

  • Economic report calendar for the week is light

June 19, 2017

Change is Inevitable

Determining the direction of the stock market is far from simple, but finding the best sector diversification can be an equally challenging task.

Despite the recent drawdown in the price of many technology stocks, through the middle of last week the sector has outdistanced the other 10 S&P 500 sectors.

However, as the charts below illustrate, using the same time period last year and this year, sector results at this time of both years show dramatically different year-to-date performance.

Significant shifts in the sector performance are common particularly year-over-year.

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