Smart ETF Plays in a Volatile Market Environment

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. With volatility rearing its ugly head, more investors are sifting through the ETF space to look for strategies like those that track a factor-based indexing methodology to ride out uncertain times. “I think common style, common factor exposure is really important these days, especially when we see volatility hit the market,” Michael Natale, […]

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ETF of the Week: Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV)

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon discussed the Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. SPLV seeks to invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Index is compiled, maintained and calculated by […]

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Another Marijuana ETF is in The Works

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Spinnaker Trust, which made its debut in the exchange traded funds space last year with two actively managed products, has filed plans with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a new marijuana ETF. The name of the proposed ETF is the Innovation Shares Cannabis ETF. The filing was made on Nov. 21, 2018. […]

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A Healthy Defensive Sector ETF

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Plenty of sector exchange traded funds have been battered since the start of the fourth quarter, but some defensive plays are performing less poorly than growth and momentum fare. For example, the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEArca: XLV), the largest healthcare ETF by assets, is down just 1.6% in the current […]

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Tech Won’t Rebound Until Semis Do, Which Is Unlikely in 2018: Paul Meeks

Now that the nearly decade running bull market is officially over, many of the recent years’ best performers are taking the brunt of 2018’s series of sell-offs. Out of the beaten-down tech industry, semiconductor stocks have particularly struggled. Downbeat notes from a growing number of Street bears suggest that deteriorating market fundamentals and other sector-specific headwinds will couple with a broader market downdraft, signaling […]

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A Netflix Bear Goes Bullish and Sees 60% Gain

Shares of video streaming service Netflix Inc. (NFLX) are down by 24.9% from their all-time high, set in intraday trading on June 21. Skeptics had warned that the stock had risen too high and too fast, that its business model was questionable, that its future growth prospects were overblown, and thus that its stratospheric valuation was unsustainable. However, one of those skeptical analysts has […]

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