Oppenheimer's technical analyst Ari Wald said Monday that he recommends owning technology and financials and selling safety bets such as consumer staples.
Wald said the June rebalance of the iShares MSCI USA Momentum ETF (MTUM - Get Report) , which he sees as an favorite indicator for the next 10 to 20 years, is a sign that tech and financials are worth buying.
Within the momentum ETF, Wald said he likes Apple Inc (AAPL - Get Report) , Broadcom Ltd (AVGO - Get Report) , Bank of America (BAC - Get Report) , JPMorgan Chase (JPM - Get Report) , Microchip Technology Inc (MCHP - Get Report) , Mercadolibre Inc (MELI - Get Report) , Reinsurance Group of America (RGA - Get Report) and Regions Financial Corp (RF - Get Report) .
It's time to sell consumer staples such as food products, which are "exhibiting share distribution and should continue to underperform," Wald said. He cited Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM - Get Report) , Conagra Brands (CAG - Get Report) , Kellogg Co (K - Get Report) and J.M. Smucker Co (SJM - Get Report) as stocks to sell.
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The sparkly object? Food halls.
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Google and AI: Google may be an "AI first" company, but few people who work there actually use the term artificial intelligence, TheStreet's Annie Palmer reports.
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