Tag: exchange-traded fund

Why Many Investors Prefer ETFs Over Conventional Mutual Funds

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
Why Many Investors Prefer ETFs Over Conventional Mutual Funds

ETF stands for exchange-traded fund, which are index funds that trade similar to stocks. As such, ETFs have all of the profit of simple previous index funds with some extra punch. The ETFs’ charges are often — but not always — lower than conventional mutual funds, and they may charge you less in taxes. Exchange-traded funds […]

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3 ETFs To Buy For An Escape From The Market Turmoil

3 ETFs To Buy For An Escape From The Market Turmoil

Traders seeking safety should check out the XLU, IYR and TLT ETFs When it comes to picking stocks to buy, it’s getting scary out there … just in time for Halloween. How appropriate. The number of hobgoblins haunting investors is surging. We’ll get to those in a moment, but first, while some might be considering […]

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3 ETFs To Buy For Ease Of Mind Amid Constant Market Volatility

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
3 ETFs To Buy For Ease Of Mind Amid Constant Market Volatility

These ETFs to buy are perfect for weathering the current storm in the market Volatility is here to stay. There’s no doubt about it. Thanks to Trump’s continued tweeting and flip-flopping about the trade war, dwindling economic data and overall general malaise, the market is starting to see some big swings as investors try and […]

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7 Fintech ETFs To Buy Now For Fabulous Financial Exposure

| August 26, 2019 | 1 Comment
7 Fintech ETFs To Buy Now For Fabulous Financial Exposure

These fintech exchange-traded funds could heat up as tech and growth stocks rebound Technological advances are disrupting plenty of industries. And if ever there was an industry ripe for disruption, it is financial services. Enter financial technology, or “fintech.” Along with healthcare innovation, fintech is arguably the most disruptive of the emerging themes encroaching on […]

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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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Six Measures For Comparing Funds

| April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Six Measures For Comparing Funds

While sorting through studies to feature in the Dispatches section of the May AAII Journal, I came across one comparing 21 similar funds from Vanguard and Fidelity. There wasn’t a clear winner between the two fund companies. Vanguard’s funds fared better on some aspects, while Fidelity’s fared better on others. A summary of the comparisons can be […]

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3 Brand-New Cannabis ETFs Set To Launch

| April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
3 Brand-New Cannabis ETFs Set To Launch

After a smoking-hot performance during 2018, cannabis-related stocks have cooled quite a bit in 2019. Many popular names such as Tilray (TLRY), Canopy (CGC), and Cronos (CRON) are 25% to 50% off their 52-week highs. This may actually prove to be a good thing for both investors and the three firms that are set to launch new Cannabis based exchange-traded funds […]

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Hoya Capital Real Estate Launches HOMZ, The Housing ETF

| March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments
Hoya Capital Real Estate Launches HOMZ, The Housing ETF

There is a quirky back-story to the team behind Hoya Capital Real Estate’s new ETF, HOMZ. It is being launched by a recent Georgetown University alum and his college professor, giving it a unique “from classroom to trading floor” angle. Housing is the single largest expenditure for the average American household and one of the most […]

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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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6 “Retirement Maker” Funds Paying Up To 10.8%

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
6 “Retirement Maker” Funds Paying Up To 10.8%

Today we’re going to discuss six “retirement maker” funds that pay dividends up to 10.8% annually. You will not find these types of yields in mainstream financial publications. Here’s why. It’s important for you to fade Wall Street’s advertising machine and buy value, not hype – especially when it comes to dividend payers. Stick with excellent yet […]

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