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Posted on 14 July 2018 | 11:34 am

Should You Cozy Up to Consumer Cyclical ETFs?

The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (XLY) , the largest exchange traded fund tracking the consumer discretionary, and rival consumer cyclical funds are delivering for investors this year. Cap-weighted consumer discretionary ETFs, such as XLY, usually feature massive weights to Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN). XLY devotes almost 23% of its weight to Amazon, or more than triple the weight the ETF assigns to its second-largest holding.

Posted on 12 July 2018 | 8:49 am

How Are Financial ETFs Placed Before Q2 Earnings Release?

Though chances of a broad-based earnings beat are low in Q2 per the ESP trend, the outlook seems bright for financial ETFs, the outlook seems bright for financial ETFs.

Posted on 11 July 2018 | 4:51 pm

What Does the Flattening of the Yield Curve Mean for Gold?

A yield curve tracks the yields of Treasury securities maturing at different time periods. The narrowing of the difference between these yields is usually referred to as the “flattening of the yield curve.” The more concerning thing is when the yield curve (BND) inverts, which means that the yields on shorter duration securities increase those on the longer-term securities. The inversion of the yield curve has been a good indicator of an upcoming recession in the past.

Posted on 11 July 2018 | 2:35 pm

7 Best Vanguard Funds for the Second Half of 2018

The S&P 500 gained 2.5% in the first half of the year, delivering a decent though not jaw-dropping performance. With the second half of the year, now could be an ideal time for some investors to consider reconfiguring their portfolios or buy some of the first half’s outperforming (or laggard) funds.

Posted on 11 July 2018 | 11:54 am

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

Sector ETF report for FENY

Posted on 11 July 2018 | 5:10 am

Clean Energy and Infrastructure U.S. Solar Market Update – IRS Guidance on Investment Tax Credit Supports Multi-Year Market Growth

By Jerry Polacek Today, we’re going to take a look at how a recent Internal Revenue Service notice is expected to boost growth in U.S. solar project development over the next several years. Before we dive into the recent guidance from the IRS, let me ...

Posted on 10 July 2018 | 12:36 pm

Earnings Season Could Lift Energy ETFs

With second-quarter earnings season fast approaching, investors may want to consider sector exchange traded funds. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE), the largest equity-based energy exchange ...

Posted on 10 July 2018 | 8:13 am

Should You Invest in the Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETF (FDIS)?

Sector ETF report for FDIS

Posted on 10 July 2018 | 4:27 am

Consumer Staples ETFs Riding High on Trade War Fears

Global trade war fears have started to make investors' jittery, leading to a rotation of sectors to consumer staples.

Posted on 6 July 2018 | 6:45 am

10 Sector ETFs for a Late Market Cycle

As investors move toward the late innings of the economic cycle, it’s worth considering a handful of sector ETFs. Money managers are increasingly growing nervous over an upcoming recession amid higher ...

Posted on 5 July 2018 | 12:51 pm

5 Cheap Fidelity ETFs for Retirement

Many mutual fund investors and those with employer-sponsored retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans are familiar with Fidelity mutual funds and index funds. Several years ago, the Boston-based fund giant got involved in the exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Posted on 3 July 2018 | 11:30 am

Vanguard Is The New Beast In The Commission-Free Space

Vanguard has long had a well-deserved reputation for offering some of the most inexpensive index funds and exchange traded funds and the firm's 77 ETFs have been available to clients without commissions, but Vanguard is upping its commission-free ETF status in significant fashion. In a statement Monday, the fund giant said it will offer nearly 1,800 ETFs to its clients on a commission free basis, including funds from major rivals such as iShares, State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) and Charles Schwab. The commission-free ETF arena is chock full of competition, including Fidelity, E*TRADE and Chalres Schwab.

Posted on 3 July 2018 | 5:51 am

Could Analysts Change their Ratings for Brokerages?

After the Trump administration announced that Chinese investments in US technology companies will be restricted, trade war fears grew, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) responded with a sharp decline. The move could impact technology stocks and companies that indirectly rely on the technology sector.

Posted on 3 July 2018 | 4:32 am

How Could Trade Wars Impact Bond Yields?

Interest rates are negatively related to bond prices. That means that whenever there is an increase in interest rates, the prices of bonds fall. Since trade tensions impact investor confidence and might reduce investments in equities, investors might opt for less risky assets such as Treasury bonds.

Posted on 2 July 2018 | 8:05 am

4 Popular Tech ETFs Attract Heavy Inflows

The technology sector has experienced some twists and turns after the volatility earlier this year, fears of a trade war smothering global growth and political uncertainty. However, ETFs still favor the ...

Posted on 29 June 2018 | 11:40 am

Banks Get Boost After Passing Fed’s Annual Stress Test

The financial sector got a much-needed boost in the markets today with the Federal Reserve’s latest decision to greenlight the buyback of tens of millions of dollars worth of stock and increase quarterly ...

Posted on 29 June 2018 | 9:06 am

3 Tech ETFs Upgraded to Top Rank Amid Trade Fears

The technology sector, which has showed immense strength in face of the trade and tariff threats on FANG surge, lost some ground following the news of a potential curb in Chinese investment.Source: Shutterstock

Posted on 28 June 2018 | 11:03 am

Amazon ETFs Mostly Down After PillPack Acquisition

Online retailer Amazon is ready to shake up the drugstore market as the company announced it would acquire online pharmacy PillPack. ETFs with the heaviest Amazon exposure were mostly down in the early ...

Posted on 28 June 2018 | 8:26 am