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7 Great No-Load Mutual Funds For Retirement Portfolios

7 Great No-Load Mutual Funds For Retirement Portfolios

These no-load mutual funds can work in portfolios with long-term and retirement plans Many actively-managed mutual funds carry higher fees than passive index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs). That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, assuming investors are able to identify the active managers with track records of consistent out-performance. Making matters tougher on investors […]

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6 Big Growth ETFs To Buy For The Second Half Of 2019

6 Big Growth ETFs To Buy For The Second Half Of 2019

Growth stocks have been hit hard, but this pain is temporary The stock market is in selloff mode right now. The only two things the market cares about — the trade war and interest rates — aren’t progressing as hoped. Trade tensions between the U.S. and China have escalated over the past few days, with […]

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5 Dependable Dividend ETFs To Invest In

5 Dependable Dividend ETFs To Invest In

These dividend ETFs could prove to be ideal in a world of negative bond yields and declining interest rates. The Federal Reserve did what investors were hoping for Wednesday — that is, lowering interest rates. Perhaps it was a case of selling the news or market participants wanting an 0.5% rate cut instead of the […]

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7 Bad ETFs That Just Aren’t Worth The Trouble This Year

7 Bad ETFs That Just Aren’t Worth The Trouble This Year

Some of these are bad ETFs, but some could easily turn into winners The S&P 500 is up nearly 19% year-to-date and in the world of exchange traded funds (ETFs), about 90% of those trading in the U.S. are in the green this year. In other words, stocks and ETFs that are slumping this year really standout […]

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7 Of The Best Smart-Beta ETFs To Target Right Now

7 Of The Best Smart-Beta ETFs To Target Right Now

Smart beta ETFs may not be the rage they used to be, but there are some great funds in this category. For a while now, advisors and investors have been hearing more and more about smart-beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs). These are an increasingly prominent part of the ETF landscape with a rather broad definition. In […]

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9 Set-It-And-Forget-It ETFs To Simplify Your Portfolio

9 Set-It-And-Forget-It ETFs To Simplify Your Portfolio

Sometimes you may need or want a portfolio that can earn you money without a lot of babysitting Inside my Profitable Investing, I have a large collection of model portfolios which are offered to achieve my goal of all-weather performance with lots of income and risk-controlled growth using stocks, bonds and funds — including ETFs. For […]

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5 Cheap ETFs That Aren’t Actually A Good Value

5 Cheap ETFs That Aren’t Actually A Good Value

There are tons of cheap ETFs out there, but not all of them are the best ETFs There are now scores of cheap ETFs and by all accounts, investors love these products. Honing in on a specific fee range, even when excluding the two ETFs that do not have annual fees, there are 100 ETFs in the […]

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3 Marijuana ETFs To Buy For Safer Cannabis-Based Gains

3 Marijuana ETFs To Buy For Safer Cannabis-Based Gains

These marijuana ETFs make investing in the space easy There’s no denying that marijuana stocks are hot these days. And for good reason. As cannabis continues to move into legal status for both medical and recreational purposes, the potential is huge. Depending on what study you look at, the global legal marijuana market size is […]

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3 Materials ETFs To Help Build Your Portfolio

3 Materials ETFs To Help Build Your Portfolio

Not all materials ETFs are created equal There are 11 sectors represented in the S&P 500 with weights ranging from 2.81% at the bottom to 21.45% at the top. Guess which group resides at the bottom? Materials. That is not the only point underscoring the materials sector’s diminutive status. The Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLB), the largest materials […]

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3 All-American ETFs To Consider Buying

3 All-American ETFs To Consider Buying

These All-American ETFs could be defensive plays While U.S. stocks have recently been decked by trade jitters and renewed recession fears, the U.S. remains the place to be for equity investors. Even with its May struggles, the S&P 500 is higher by 11.80% year-to-date, outpacing the MSCI EAFE Index by 340 basis points and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index by […]

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