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What To Do With Oil ETFs After Their Quick Unraveling

Although oil ETFs had been weakening for a couple of weeks, the selling intensified Wednesday. Five ETFs lost 3.6% to 4.8%.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 10:25 am

What Are the Benefits of Fund Managers’ Positioning and Fears?

Fund managers have increased their average cash balance from 4.7% to 5.0% in August. The current level of cash holdings is well above the ten-year average of 4.5%.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 4:32 am

US Treasury yields slip ahead of fresh economic data

U.S. government debt prices ticked higher on Wednesday.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 2:56 am

Should You Invest in the Fidelity MSCI Consumer Staples Index ETF (FSTA)?

Sector ETF report for FSTA

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 6:30 am

Debut of Zero-Fee Funds Puts Fidelity ETFs in the Spotlight Again

Recently, Fidelity rocked the index fund universe by revealing plans to introduce two index funds with expense ratios of 0.00%. The Fidelity ZERO Total Market Index Fund (MUTF:FZROX) and Fidelity ZERO International Index Fund (MUTF:FZILX), are the no-fee products from Fidelity that are expected to debut this month. Fidelity, one of the largest issuers of actively managed mutual funds, did away with investment minimums on mutual funds and 529 college savings plans.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 3:00 am

Could Physical Demand Come to Gold’s Rescue in H2 2018?

The demand for gold in India (INDA) fell 7.0% in the second quarter, mainly due to stronger equity markets and higher gold prices measured in rupees. This event caused local gold prices to rise, even with the price decline measured in US dollars.

Posted on 13 August 2018 | 4:30 am

Most Analysts Recommend ‘Buy’ for AAP, Pre-Q2 Earnings Release

Of the 24 analysts covering Advance Auto Parts (AAP), 54% recommend “buy,” 38% recommend “hold,” and 8% recommend “sell.” Their consensus 12-month target price of $133.25 for AAP stock is ~9% lower than its market price of $146.41.

Posted on 10 August 2018 | 6:01 am

Inflation Is Eating into Wage Growth in the US—What about Gold?

The unemployment rate for July fell 0.1% sequentially to 3.9%—its lowest point in nearly 18 years. Another highlight of July’s unemployment data was that the unemployment rate for the least educated US workers fell to 5.1% in July, the lowest since the government started collecting data in 1992. While the other elements of the US (VOO)(SPY) jobs report have picked up pretty much according to the economists’ expectations—or as Federal Reserve would like—wage growth has not shown as much acceleration.

Posted on 9 August 2018 | 1:45 pm

Investors Flocked to Healthcare ETFs in July

With the healthcare sector recently outperforming technology, investors have been embracing healthcare exchange traded funds. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV) is the largest healthcare ETF by assets. XLV allocates about two-thirds of its combined weight to pharmaceuticals and biotechnology stocks.

Posted on 9 August 2018 | 9:45 am

Best Tech ETFs So Far This Year

At the same time, tech stocks remain one of the hottest portions of the market, even as CNBC reports that the S&P 500 will undergo a significant structural change that may relocate popular tech companies to a new communications services sector later this year. For the time being, tech-focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been riding the highs of this powerful sector. The top tech ETFs have dramatically outperformed the S&P so far this year, with double-digit gains a hallmark of the space.

Posted on 8 August 2018 | 1:33 pm

A Quick Look at the new Communication Sector and expected SP 500 2019 Growth Rates

David Aurelio of Thomson Reuters is very helpful in getting good sector information on the Thomson Reuters IBES data on the 11 SP 500 sectors. David has never failed to deliver when asked a question. Recently this blog asked David about the coming ...

Posted on 7 August 2018 | 10:02 am

Dow Climbs Over 150, Caterpillar Leads Way

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed over 150 points to start Tuesday's market session as construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar led the way, gaining 2.5%. Despite facing challenges related to the tariff battle between the United States and China, Caterpillar increased its adjusted earnings per share forecast to a range of $11 to $12 from $10.25 to $11.25--adjusted profit range of $6.6 billion to $7.2 billion. Industrial ETFs rose on Caterpillar's gain, such as Fidelity MSCI Industrials ETF (FIDU) --up 0.66%, Vanguard Industrials ETF (VIS) --up 0.71% and Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) --up 0.74%.

Posted on 7 August 2018 | 8:21 am

Ferrari’s Top-Selling Cars in the United States in Q2 2018

In the previous part of this series, we looked at Ferrari’s (RACE) higher Q2 2018 shipments to China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Last year, its Mainland China shipments rose, and its shipments to Hong Kong and Taiwan remained nearly flat. Now let’s take a look at Ferrari’s second-quarter shipments to the Americas segment, which includes its largest single market, the United States.

Posted on 6 August 2018 | 1:00 pm

5 ETFs for a Historically Low August

The month of August started off on a shaky note for Wall Street with Fed imposed rising rate concerns and severity in the U.S.-Sino trade relations coming to the forefront.The Trump administration is reportedly considering a hike in tariffs from 10% to 20% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, after a 25% tariff announcement on $50 billion worth of goods.Source: Shutterstock

Posted on 6 August 2018 | 9:10 am

Consumer staples stocks on a 'roller-coaster ride'

CNBC's Dominic Chu breaks down which stocks are leading the consumer staples sector, which has been on a "roller-coaster ride" over the last couple of years.

Posted on 6 August 2018 | 7:30 am

Market Morning: Economic Menu, Fed’s Bullard Says Remove All Tariffs, Iran Sanctions Tuesday

This Week in The Economy Tuesday August 7: Foreign exchange reserves in Japan. Not too much attention generally paid to this one, but Japan is the second biggest foreign holder of US treasuries. Let’s see if the recent increase in supply has had the Japanese sell some on net. Wednesday August 8: Chinese inflation, last […] The post Market Morning: Economic Menu, Fed’s Bullard Says Remove All Tariffs, Iran Sanctions Tuesday appeared first on Market Exclusive.

Posted on 6 August 2018 | 4:00 am

12 U.S. Sector ETFs to Play in Case of an Escalating Trade War

If the U.S. is stuck in an escalating trade war, stocks and sector-related ETFs with the highest domestic sales exposure in the U.S. should begin to stand out. “If trade tensions continue to rise and new ...

Posted on 3 August 2018 | 12:27 pm

Should You Invest in the Fidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF (FENY)?

Sector ETF report for FENY

Posted on 3 August 2018 | 3:38 am

5 Top Tech-Stock Plays Get Boost From Apple's Earnings Blowout

Apple's post-earnings gap up early Wednesday boosted shares of exchange traded funds with a sizable position in the iPhone maker.

Posted on 1 August 2018 | 7:30 am