Tag: ETFs

1,000%+ Gains And 7.2% Dividends in 1 Buy. Here’s How

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
1,000%+ Gains And 7.2% Dividends in 1 Buy. Here’s How

It’s a question that’s absolutely critical when judging a closed-end fund: how safe is the dividend? This is particularly crucial when you consider the huge yields the average CEF offers compared to their ETF cousins. For the 2,918 ETFs available to US investors, the average payout is 1.9%, partly because 735 of these funds pay nothing […]

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5 Transportation ETFs To Buy For A Road To Profits

5 Transportation ETFs To Buy For A Road To Profits

There aren’t many transportation ETFs, but there are some neat ideas to consider in this group The Dow Jones Transportation Average Index does not get the notoriety of other equity benchmarks, such as the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but the transports index is widely viewed as an important tell regarding the overall health of […]

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The 10 Best-Performing ETFs This Year

The 10 Best-Performing ETFs This Year

Some of the best-performing ETFs still have plenty of gas in their respective tanks As measured by the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY), the world’s largest exchange-traded fund (ETF), domestic stocks are off to fine starts this year. SPY is up nearly 11%. Of course, some of this year’s best-performing ETFs are delivering returns well in excess […]

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7 Of The Best ETFs To Buy For A Rock-Solid Portfolio

7 Of The Best ETFs To Buy For A Rock-Solid Portfolio

These are among the best ETFs for both growth and income The U.S. economy and markets are providing a collection of tailwinds for specific industries and investments. And it is resulting in a buoyant general stock market that has the S&P 500 Index up 11.25% year-to-date. But rather than just betting on the general stock market, I […]

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Revealed: My Personal 3-Point “When To Sell” Checklist For CEFs

| February 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
Revealed: My Personal 3-Point “When To Sell” Checklist For CEFs

Income investors are typically a conservative and prudent bunch. Focused on a sustainable income stream, they often look for a sign to avoid a big price drop. So when it comes to one of the highest-yielding investments of all—closed-end funds (CEFs)—how can you know when the time has come to sell? I’ll tackle that question […]

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10 Small-Cap ETFs That Pack A Wallop

| February 25, 2019 | 0 Comments
10 Small-Cap ETFs That Pack A Wallop

These small-cap ETFs offer big return potential, and some have even more benefits Various data points and studies confirm that investors are often heavily skewed, if not over-allocated, to large-cap stocks. However, there is also no shortage of studies confirming that over long holding periods, small-caps beat their large-cap rivals. “The size premium is one […]

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Are These 7 Dividend Aristocrats ETFs Fit For A King?

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
Are These 7 Dividend Aristocrats ETFs Fit For A King?

Dividend aristocrats ETFs are excellent ways for investors to tap steady dividend growth Many folks infer an element of royalty when they hear the word “aristocrat.” While the U.S. is a democracy, not a monarchy, there are plenty of ways for dividend investors to become aristocratic in their own right. Several exchange-traded funds (ETFs) track indices […]

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5 Of The Best Utility ETFs To Invest In Now

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
5 Of The Best Utility ETFs To Invest In Now

Utility ETFs are some of the best ETFs to buy in tough times The utilities sector accounts for just 3.17% of the S&P 500. Just two sectors — real estate and materials — command smaller weights in the benchmark U.S. equity gauge. Typically, traits like those would lead investors to think the utilities sector is overlooked, […]

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Investors Are Learning That Active ETFs Aren’t An Oxymoron

| February 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
Investors Are Learning That Active ETFs Aren’t An Oxymoron

Anyone who reads financial media has heard time and again that active investing strategies are beginning to die while passive investing has become the law of the land, but things aren’t so simple. Active strategies have certainly been shedding assets at an accelerating pace since the global financial crisis, but there’s one area in which active managers […]

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Danger: Sell These 4 ETF Disasters Now (And Buy These 5 Cash Machines Instead)

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
Danger: Sell These 4 ETF Disasters Now (And Buy These 5 Cash Machines Instead)

I get lots of pushback when I post an article panning exchange-traded funds. ETF fanboys (and girls) base their love on two things: ETFs’ cheap management fees and convenience, because they let you jump into an entire sector in one click. My response? Handle these so-called “set it and forget it” plays with a lot of caution—or risk a […]

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