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Travelers ($TRV) Leads Insurance Group Higher

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Insurance stocks are attracting a lot of new money into a reviving financial sector. Chart 1 shows the Dow Jones US Property & Casualty Insurance Index surging to the highest level in five years. Its relative strength line (below chart) is starting to break out to the upside. The main catalyst behind today's buying is coming from Travelers. Chart 2 shows Travelers (TRV) surging to a new record high. New records are also being hit by Ace and Chubb. As good as their performance is, many investors may shy away from buying them because they've already had a strong run. Fortunately, there's another insurance group that's starting to attract new money, but looks a lot cheaper.

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John Murphy
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