3 ETFs Too Many Investors Ignore

It's easy to use exchange-traded funds to put together a solid investment portfolio. In fact, many investors keep things as simple as possible, buying just a handful of funds to cover major asset classes like stocks and bonds. The largest funds in the market tend to have the broadest scope, including hundreds or even thousands of different stocks within a […]

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Small-Cap ETFs Look Set to Resume 2019 Uptrend

Just as the stock market enters the "sell in May and go away" period, which historically represents six months of underperformance between May and October, small-cap exchange-traded funds (ETFs) staged a technical breakout above crucial resistance on Friday, May 3. Small-cap companies, which typically have a higher degree of exposure to the U.S. economy and rising interest rates compared to […]

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Sectors, Stocks and ETFs That Pay Sizable Dividends In A Trade War Environment

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Recently the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield fell to its lowest level since October 2017, with the recent rising trade tensions and global uncertain surrounding markets. As a result, six S&P 500 sectors now offer comparable or higher yields than the federally issued bond’s 2.32% return, namely, the financials, with a 2.22% yield; the materials, with a 2.30% yield; the consumer staples, with a […]

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Overlooked Europe ETFs Merit Consideration

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. The iShares MSCI EMU ETF (CBOE: EZU) is flirting with a year-to-date gain of 12%, but many investors remain apprehensive about embracing European equities. Still, some market observers see opportunities in the Eurozone. Europe’s equities also look more attractive, with valuations of European and U.S. equities exhibiting their widest divergence since the end […]

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Consider REIT ETFs as Trade Uncertainty Looms Over Markets

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Real estate investment trusts and sector-related ETFs could be an area for investors to look to as the U.S.-China trade tiff grips the markets. REITs are comprised of companies that own office towers, hotels, shopping malls and other commercial properties, offering investors exposure to the domestic economy and away from the uncertainty associated […]

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Quality Factor Smart Beta ETFs for Late Business Cycle

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. With the markets heading toward the later stages of a typical economic cycle, exchange traded fund investors should look to strategies that are better suited for the current environment. “Most people are seeing the market structure, the market cycle entering its later phases, so we’ve seen this real shift in flows away from […]

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3 Marijuana ETFs to Capitalize on ‘Green Rush’

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. With an increasing number of U.S. states scrambling to legalize marijuana at the local level, the ‘green rush’ has taken the country by storm, offering new and unique opportunities for forward-looking investors. For the cannabis culture, 420 has always been an important day of celebration. The origin of the term 420, celebrated around the […]

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