Italy, Industrials and Homebuilders Maintain Top PowerRatings After Rally: 7 ETFs You Need to Know for Thursday

Buyers continued to take advantage of oversold conditions from the recent pullback, sending exchange-traded funds higher at midweek.

Today’s edition of 7 ETFs You Need to Know will focus on those exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that have earned top PowerRatings heading into trading on Thursday.

Here are 7 ETFs You Need to Know for Thursday.

Among our highest rated exchange-traded funds heading into trading on Thursday is the ^EWI^.

Shares of EWI have closed higher for the past two days, despite their high PowerRatings, and earned top PowerRatings of 9 for a second consecutive session.

Also earning top PowerRatings ahead of trading on Thursday is another country fund, the ^TUR^. Note that TUR is trading below its 200-day moving average.

A number of exchange-traded funds still have PowerRatings of 8 or higher, but have seen those PowerRatings dip from higher levels as the stock market has advanced. ETFs in this category include country funds like the ^EWT^ and the ^XLI^ (below).

XLI chart

Shares of XLI rallied by more than 1% in trading on Wednesday after closing lower for three days in a row and four out of the previous five.

A steep PowerRatings downgrade from 10 to 8 nevertheless leaves the ^XHB^ (below) among our higher rated ETFs heading into Thursday’s trading session.

XHB chart

XHB gained more than 1% on Wednesday after a three-day pullback into oversold territory above the 200-day.

The ^EWG^ earned a two-point downgrade to 8, as well. EWG bounced by less than 1% after a three-day retreat.

Opening on Thursday with PowerRatings of 8 is the ^SMH^ (below).

SMH chart

SMH had earned PowerRatings of 9 before yesterday’s downgrade as the fund soared by more than 2% after closing lower for the previous three trading days.

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David Penn is Editor in Chief of