While the revolution from traditional retail to online retail has been underway for quite some time in developed markets, emerging markets are now seeing significant increases in e-commerce sales – and there’s a new ETF available to investors looking to tap into this momentum. For more on this ETF, which has an exclusive focus on international online retailing and which today’s article declares “should see uninterrupted success”, CLICK HERE.
History suggests that stocks are expected to rise over the coming weeks – with small cap stocks expected to outperform. The author of today’s article notes that “The outperformance of the small-caps seems to hold true this year given that these pint-sized stocks are well insulated from international headwinds, which we are currently seeing. These are considered safe and better plays if any political issue or economic turmoil creeps into the picture.” For five small-cap ETFs and five small-cap stocks expected to outperform this holiday season, CLICK HERE.
In today’s article, the author lays out the bullish case for gold right now, noting that one key gold ETF “has been trading within a relatively narrow range for about five years. This is an example of a pattern technical analysts call a basing pattern. Bases can set the stage for a large price move.” For more indicators that gold may have reached a floor and is poised to break out to the upside – including the buying behavior of central banks and commercials – and the unique opportunity this could present for investors, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights three investments that are probably not on your radar but which you may want to consider. The first is a stock that is (literally) garbage, the second is a group of exchange-traded funds, and the third is a stock that is a leader in its industry, currently sports an attractive valuation, and could benefit from a key rival suffering a setback. For more on these three potential investments, CLICK HERE.
Facing slowing economic growth, political turbulence, international trade conflicts and more, the author of today’s article notes that “It is possible the European stock markets could fall even as the stock market in the U.S. and other countries rally” – and proceeds to highlight a trade to potentially profit from a European decline. For more on this trade idea – including the specific ETF involved and options for carrying it out – CLICK HERE.
U.S. housing data has been less than robust in recent months – and there are additional factors at play that could hurt the sector going forward, including the Trump Administration’s tariffs pushing prices of construction materials higher. Still, today’s article advises that “overlooking the [housing] sector will not be advisable, as the industry looks equally good for the balance of 2018 banking on strong fundamentals, signaling a profitable investment opportunity.” For more – including three construction ETFs “poised to gain from the upswing in the housing market” – CLICK HERE.
“Every investor portfolio should contain an allocation to precious metals,” argues the author of today’s article. And having this allocation may be more important today than ever. But getting into the precious metals market is not always a simple process: Is gold or silver the better investment? Should you buy physical metals (e.g. bars and coins) or metals-focused financial products (e.g. ETFs)? If you do buy physical metals, are bars or coins better as an investment – and, if coins, which ones? And what is the best place to buy physical precious metals? For the author’s insights on these questions, CLICK HERE.
“It’s rare that I stumble across a chart or trend that completely catches me off-guard,” admits the author of today’s article. However, the chart that he proceeds to highlight – a chart depicting the performance of an exchange-traded fund focused on timber and forestry stocks over the last two years – had that very effect. For this chart, more on the ETF in question, and an additional ETF offering exposure to the impressive trend in timber stocks, CLICK HERE.
With the number of exchange-traded funds trading in the U.S. approaching 2,000, how are investors to make fund selections from this vast array of options? Today’s article notes that “While the ETF landscape is big and growing by the day, some funds can be considered the best in their respective categories, and have the potential to maintain those perches over the long term” – and proceeds to highlight what may be the best-in-category funds from across an array of asset classes. For more, CLICK HERE.
Why invest in a single factor ETF when you can invest in a multifactor ETF? As the author of today’s article notes, “Multifactor funds imitate active strategies that have been successful in the past and reduce risk by diversifying across those that tend to work at different times.” When it comes to selecting a multifactor fund, however, the author cautions that seemingly similar funds can actually behave quite differently for a number of reasons. He proceeds to delve into three multifactor ETFs, all of which he sees as solid options – but one of which might have a slight edge. CLICK HERE.