iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund ( IYT)

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Although economic conditions appear to be enjoying some solid signs of improvement, the laggard action seen from the transports has remained a concerning smudge on the early year rally. Late last week, however, the industry saw a spark and IYT pushed back towards 2012 highs. High fuel costs continue to pose a risk for the firms underlying this product, but it's encouraging to see some stirrings of life here.

-- Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.
At the time of publication, Dion Money Management owned PowerShares QQQ.

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