Tag: Exchange Traded Funds

The Best, And Worst, Ways To Buy Preferred Shares

| November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Best, And Worst, Ways To Buy Preferred Shares

As you near (and enter) retirement you probably favor bonds, which provide income with less drama than stocks. However, less drama means less potential upside. With retirees living longer than ever before, it’s important to not go too conservative too early in life. And fortunately today, even 65 or 70 may be too early! One […]

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5 Tech ETFs To Buy As Earnings Gear Up

5 Tech ETFs To Buy As Earnings Gear Up

These tech ETFs could be primed for big things this earnings season The arrival of October marks the start of the fourth and final quarter of 2018, meaning third-quarter earnings season is about to kick-off in meaningful fashion. “During the third quarter, analysts lowered earnings estimates for companies in the S&P 500 for the quarter,” according to FactSet. […]

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7 Fabulous Financial ETFs To Buy

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
7 Fabulous Financial ETFs To Buy

The financial services sector is the third-largest sector allocation in the S&P 500. At a weight of 13.79% (as of Aug. 31), financials trail only technology and healthcare in the benchmark U.S. equity gauge. Investors often favor financial services stocks and the related exchange traded funds (ETFs) when interest rates are rising, which describes the current […]

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5 Vice ETFs That Are Worth Sinning For

5 Vice ETFs That Are Worth Sinning For

These vice ETFs prove that sinful investing can be profitable For some investors, there are times when sin is in. While there are an increasing number of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) dedicated to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, also known as virtuous investing, there are a smaller number of vice ETFs. In the world of […]

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13 Sky-High Yields Of 7%-Plus: 4 Bombs, 9 Buys

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
13 Sky-High Yields Of 7%-Plus: 4 Bombs, 9 Buys

What do most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and many blue-chip stocks have in common? They’re big, they’re popular with Wall Street pundits … and they don’t deliver nearly as much income as investors need to retire. Not even close. I want to share some ugly and eye-opening numbers with you about the skinflint ETF industry. I […]

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5 ETFs That Will Beat The S&P 500 In Q3

5 ETFs That Will Beat The S&P 500 In Q3

These ETFs to buy could offer some stellar third-quarter performances In the first half of 2018, the S&P 500 gained 2.5%. And now, the third quarter — historically a tricky time for domestic equities — is here. While July usually is not a bad month for stocks, August and September are generally two of the worst months […]

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4 Funds That Will Help Protect Against Rising Interest Rates

4 Funds That Will Help Protect Against Rising Interest Rates

This is how investors can endure and thrive among rising interest rates Conventional wisdom often dictates that rising interest rates can be a pain for investors. Unfortunately, the Federal Reserve has boosted borrowing costs four times since the start of 2017, including once to this point this year. Some bond market observers still see interest […]

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5 Smart-Beta Bond ETFs For Smart Fixed Income Investors

5 Smart-Beta Bond ETFs For Smart Fixed Income Investors

There are more smart-beta bond ETFs to consider than many investors may think March was a rough month for smart beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as assets under management for alternatively weighted ETFs declined 0.96% on a global basis, but smart beta funds still represent a significant percentage of the overall ETF universe. Importantly, that March […]

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Mutal Funds, ETFs, Closed End Funds–What’s The Difference?

| May 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mutal Funds, ETFs, Closed End Funds–What’s The Difference?

One key rule in investing is to not put all your eggs in one basket–or all your money in the stock of one company.  No matter how great the company, no matter how long it has been in existence or how well known it is, it could fail–case in point:  Sears.  While Sears has not […]

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7 ETFs For Growing Emerging Markets Income

| February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
7 ETFs For Growing Emerging Markets Income

Emerging markets dividends are poised to grow these year — time to get in After easily trouncing U.S. stocks in 2017, emerging markets equities and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are looking for more of the same this year. While 2018 is still in its early stages, the widely followed MSCI Emerging Markets Index is outpacing the S&P […]

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