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By Lambert Bunker via Iris.xyz Investors, economists and the media spend an enormous amount of time and energy trying to forecast the economy. The idea is that forecasting economic growth will give us an idea of where the stock market is headed. Surprisingly, no predictive relationship exists between current economic conditions and the current stock [...]
By Rob Isbitts via Iris.xyz The index is “concentrating” … should you leave it alone? I must admit, with all that I write about the S&P 500 Index, it looks weird to see it without the last zero, as it is in the title of this article. But that is not as weird as the [...]
By Joseph Hosler via Iris.xyz After a very dismal December (one of the worst market declines in history) and a powerful rebound in January (one of the best months in history), February has been relatively calm. But before you get giddy, we are not convinced the storm has completely passed. As we wrote in our 2019 [...]
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By Rob Isbitts via Iris.xyz It depends on how you use them. When I was a kid growing up in New Jersey, my mother would always remind my brother and me that we had plenty of choices in life. Typically, this took the form of a statement such as “that’s why Baskin Robbins has 31 [...]
By John Manley via Iris.xyz The January CPI report, released earlier this week, showed only a modest increase in consumer prices. The year-over-year rate of headline inflation decelerated to 1.6%, with the report’s weakness driven principally by a larger-than-expected decrease in energy prices. This latest reading appears to be part of a broader trend of [...]
Lately, the market's biggest gold miner fund has shone. Why?
The iShares 7-10 year Treasury Bond ETF had inflows of nearly $650 million on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Vanguard had the largest net inflows of all ETF issuers on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Retail ETFs are staging a comeback, but the popular ‘XRT’ may not be the best way to invest in the industry.
Multinational investment bank Credit Suisse last week downgraded General Dynamics shares to neutral from outperform, citing that it will fall behind its peers in terms of projected growth for 2019. Does this mean impending weakness in the defense sector, which could affect the Direxion Daily Aerospace & Defense Bull 3X Shares DFEN (DFEN )?
During the market doldrums near the end of 2018, investors were typically better off discarding the growth factor and seeking refuge under an umbrella of value as a defensive play.
The iShares China Large-Cap ETF FXI (FXI ) and the iShares MSCI China ETF MCHI (MCHI ) are among the China ETFs leading this year’s emerging markets resurgence. Entering Thursday, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index was up 9.20% while FXI and MCHI were up an average of 12.60%.
Across multiple sectors, the trends of tomorrow are accessible and tangible today. The same is true of the real estate sector and REIT ETFs, but many of the largest exchange traded funds tracking the sector do not adequately reflect the major shifts and compelling story lines that underpin the future of real estate investing.
To help investors keep up with the markets, we present our ETF Scorecard. The Scorecard takes a step back and looks at how various asset classes across the globe are performing. The weekly performance is from last Friday’s open to this week’s Thursday close.
February 22, 2019--Invesco has spent years expanding its product range through acquisitions, including takeovers of Guggenheim and OppenheimerFunds, but this week dropped 19 exchange-traded funds from its product list.
February 22, 2019--iShares U.S. ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
February 22, 2019--iShares, Inc. has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
February 22, 2019--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
February 22, 2019--Krane Shares Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the KraneShares Asia Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Index ETF.
Reducing single-stock risk through diversification is one of the most important benefits delivered to investors by mutual funds and ETFs. Yet these funds often have exposure to a stock that can run well into double-digits, meaning that when the stock takes a big hit—say due to an earnings miss—investors in those funds are going to…
Trading commissions have long been an impediment to ETF investors wanting to make regular, relatively small-dollar purchases in some type of savings account, but that is rapidly changing. A growing list of brokers offer commission-free trading on an ever-increasing number of ETFs. This could be a game-changer for an investor that wants to put, say,…
The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for February 2019 is ready for download. This monthly publication has succinct one-page reports on each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition. It helps investors: Evaluate the funds based on investment merit using fundamental data and analysis Compare the Sector SPDRs with…
Change Isn’t Always Easy Millions of investors know that ETFs are often cheaper and more tax-efficient than traditional mutual funds, among other advantages. This awareness has helped ETFs gain market share over the past decade and a half as investors gradually shifted assets out of mutual funds and into ETFs. There is plenty of room…
The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for January 2019 is ready for download. This monthly publication has succinct one-page reports on each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition. It helps investors: Evaluate the funds based on investment merit using fundamental data and analysis Compare the Sector SPDRs with…
MIAX Options is now trading volatility options trading on the SPIKES Index, a measure of the expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), the most actively-traded exchange traded fund in the world.
Global actively managed ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of USD1.48 billion in January, with assets finishing the month up 4.60 per cent, from USD106.90 billion at the end of December, to USD111.83 billion.
Vanguard has launched two new ETFs on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt offering access to government and corporate bonds.
Franklin Templeton launches first suite of Franklin LibertyShares low-cost regional and country ETFs in Canada
Franklin Templeton has expanded its Franklin LibertyShares ETF offerings in Canada with its first suite of passive ETFs, providing investors exposure to a specific region or country at a low fee.
Global ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of USD17.35 billion in January. Assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry finished the month up 7.13 per cent, from USD4.82 trillion at the end of December, to USD5.16 trillion, according to ETFGI's January 2019 Global ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report.
From Fred Imbert: Liu has been named a “special envoy” to Chinese President Xi Jinping, meaning he has the authority to negotiate directly on trade matters with the U.S. The meeting between Liu and Trump comes as the two countries…
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From Andrea Riquier: Rates for home loans fell to the lowest in over a year as investors remained concerned about economic headwinds, setting up the housing market for a strong spring season. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.35% in the…
From Amanda Macias & John W. Schoen: President Donald Trump has access to roughly $8 billion in government funds to use for the long-promised border wall. The money will come from a mix of congressional appropriations and several departments’ pre-existing…
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From Rachel Koning Beals: Crude-oil futures rebounded on Friday, with gains padding the commodity’s weekly advance, as U.S. equities and other assets found traction against the backdrop of upbeat U.S.-China trade talks. The oil market had finished lower Thursday after…
From Todd Shriber: Shares of packaged foods giant Kraft Heinz Co. KHC 27.26% were down more than 25 percent Friday morning after the company said it’s taking a $15.4-billion non-cash writedown on assets, including some of its venerable brands. The company also said it received a…