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Yahoo Finance: Dave Nadig Talks Forgotten Sector Funds
Today 17:54 EST
As it’s been a rough ride for markets as of late, it’s important to know how investors can position themselves, given all the volatility. Dave Nadig, CIO and director of research at ETF Trends, joined...
The Growth in Number of ETF Strategies Also Hit a Record in 2021
Today 17:44 EST
Along with attracting record inflows in 2021, the exchange traded fund universe also enjoyed a record expansion in total number of offerings last year as well. According to Morningstar data, a total of...
Knocked-Down Clean Energy Will Get Back Up Again
Today 17:40 EST
While sustainable investments have taken a hit, the clean energy segment won’t likely suffer through a repeat of the previous bust that occurred over a decade ago, with more maturing technologies and...
Moneyball Investing: To Win Big, Avoid the Losers
Today 17:35 EST
What can investors learn from Billy Beane, famed general manager of the Oakland A’s baseball team? First and foremost: Rely less on emotions and more on cold, hard facts to make informed decisions....
Investing in the Electric Vehicle Ecosystem With KraneShares
Today 17:18 EST
Environmentally focused and ESG funds saw an influx of money in 2021, with the electric vehicle industry growing in leaps and bounds. Anthony Sassine, CFA and senior investment strategist for...
The Spike in Volatility ETFs Could Linger
Today 16:44 EST
The Cboe Volatility index and VIX-related exchange traded funds are surging, and some anticipate that the market volatility will linger as the S&P 500 continues to struggle ahead. Among the...
Bond ETFs Gain as Traders Pick Up Safety
Today 16:37 EST
Bond exchange traded funds strengthened while the equity markets plunged, with the S&P 500 on pace to confirm a correction, and risk-off traders turned to safety bets. Many investors turned risk-off in...
VIX ETFs Surge as Stocks Continue to Tumble
Today 16:08 EST
Volatility exploded on Monday as stocks, index futures, and stock ETFs tumbled, following the S&P 500′s worst week since March 2020, as investors and traders expected more corporate earnings results...
An Advisor’s Guide to Guardrails in Retirement Income
Today 15:52 EST
It’s become a difficult time for fixed income, and retirees and those looking at their retirement portfolios are doing so with trepidation and concern. A great tool that advisors can use to help keep...
Sidestep Volatility With This Downside Hedging ETF
Today 14:10 EST
The S&P 500 has been racked with volatility as of late with inflation fears and the ongoing pandemic adding to the market fluctuations, but there are exchange traded funds (ETFs) that can help ease the...
Double Your Exposure to the Fintech Industry With This ETF
Today 14:04 EST
The BlueStar Fintech index was down 10% in 2021, but is still up 40% within the past few years, highlighting the potential for financial technology (fintech) and the newly launched Direxion Daily...
ENFR Offers Diversified Energy Exposure
Today 13:48 EST
Oil prices fell about 3% on Monday, plagued by investor concerns over the speculation of sooner-than-expected interest rate hikes by the Fed. Natural gas is demonstrating more resilience amid the...
TIPS and Short-Term Bonds Garnering Investor Funds
Today 13:35 EST
Morningstar data shows that market conditions didn’t turn investors away from bonds in 2021 with Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) and short duration getting attention. “Even as inflation...
The spot price for WTI crude oil jumped almost 70% in 2021, translating to strength in oil services that could bolster opportunities in the Direxion Daily Oil Services Bull 2X Shares (ONG). Rather than...
Need Short Duration and TIPS? This ETF Has Both
Today 13:00 EST
The inflation rate climbed to 7% during December 2021, highlighting the need for fixed income investors to get exposure to short duration and Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS). Investors...
Climate Bonds Initiative Supporting Green Bond Issuance
Today 12:55 EST
Last year was a banner year for green bonds. Not only did issuance hit a record, the dollar tally for green bonds sold eclipsed the amount of debt sold by fossil fuels producers for the first time....
This EM ETF Has Inflation-Fighting Capabilities
Today 12:50 EST
When looking to combat rising inflation in the U.S., investors typically turn to domestic assets, but when properly structured, emerging markets can offer market participants some buffer against...
SDOG for 2022 Dividend Durability
Today 12:39 EST
Interest rates have a ways to go to become normalized; even with the Federal Reserve likely to hike rates multiple times this year, yields on government bonds are likely to remain low. That’s conducive...
Sell-Off Could Bring Opportunity in Nasdaq ETFs
Today 12:34 EST
Stocks are off to an ominous start in 2022 with unprofitable, high-growth, and technology names leading the declines. Given the depth of recent declines, some investors are likely skittish about...
Preparing for the Next S&P 500 Sector Shakeup
Today 12:28 EST
Key Takeaways A pending change in the sector classification for more than a dozen S&P 500 constituents will impact 28 sector ETFs managing over $300 billion in assets. GICS-based changes will move...
MOTO Could Soon Be on a Roll
Today 12:11 EST
The SmartETFs Smart Transportation and Technology ETF (MOTO) had a muted December but is up 38.10% since its November, 2019 inception and is well primed for continued growth. MOTO provides exposure to...
As Stakeholder Capitalism Comes Into Focus, JUST Has Answers
Today 11:50 EST
Last week, BlackRock chairman Larry Fink’s annual letter to CEOs was released, and it contains ample thoughts on stakeholder capitalism — the notion that companies and capitalism itself should do right...
Will Bullishness Return for China Tech Stocks?
Today 11:41 EST
China’s technology sector headed downward in 2021, as did the rest of the country’s stocks amid regulatory measures and the Evergrande crisis, but things could be turning around in 2022. Tech giants...
Clean Energy Stocks Down but Not Out
Today 11:31 EST
Last year saw a raft of investment into sustainable funds and climate technology, but market conditions are leading to sell-offs within the clean energy space. Investors, however, are showing...
One of the debates within economics is whether consumption is driven by income or wealth. The outcome of this debate is important for policymakers; if the goal of policy is lifting or constraining...
Despite Rocky Week, Crypto Continues to Become Mainstream
Today 10:14 EST
Crypto’s continuing decline has eaten $1 trillion in value, but experts indicate that this is far from the death of digital assets. In fact, cryptocurrencies behaved similarly in September and October...
Fintech Could Get More Financial
Today 10:01 EST
Since the dawn of the fintech boom, some market observers have debated whether the related equities are technology or financial services stocks. Currently, the bulk of the marquee domestic fintech...
EM Rates – Not All “On Holds” Are Equal
January 23, 2022
By Natalia Gurushina Chief Economist, Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy Van Eck Associates Corporation Several EM central banks stayed on hold today, but there is a lot of underlying action in...
Key Themes for Emerging Markets in 2022
January 23, 2022
By Matt Wagner, CFA Associate, Research 2021 was a disappointing year for emerging markets (“EM”) as an asset class. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index was down 2.5%, lagging MSCI ACWI by 21%. For global...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Inflation News
January 23, 2022
By David Schassler Portfolio Manager and Head of Quantitative Investment Solutions Van Eck Associates Corporation Goodbye 2021! Welcome 2022! Last year marked another period of easy money that fueled...