With mortgage rates on the decline, homebuilder confidence on the rise, home price growth slowing, and a number of other favorable-looking fundamentals, the U.S. housing market appears strong ahead of the spring selling season. Against this backdrop, today’s article highlights three homebuilder ETFs for “investors seeking to tap the solid trend in the homebuilder space” in a way that provides greater diversification than one can get from a single stock. For these three ETFs, CLICK HERE.
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.
Socially responsible investors with a focus on gender equality now have a new – and free! – screening tool at their disposal that enables them to easily do what would have been difficult – if not impossible – before: evaluate the true gender equality of mutual funds and ETFs containing hundreds (or thousands) of stocks. Specifically, this tool “enables investors to view and compare the gender equality score of the 5,000 most commonly-held U.S. mutual funds and ETFs in U.S. 401(k) plans.” For more on this tool – including where to find it – CLICK HERE.
Emerging markets have not been as kind to investors in 2018 as they were last year – and one global strategist cited in today’s article cautions that “”This is not over by any means…The longer the Federal Reserve (Fed) takes easing away, the more they’re tightening, the more trouble for emerging markets, and we haven’t seen the worst of it.” For traders looking to profit from the continued misfortunes expected for emerging markets, the author highlights three inverse exchange-traded funds to consider. For more, CLICK HERE.
Analysts at Citigroup “are predicting a full-on bear market before the end of the year,” notes the author of today’s article. If you agree with their assessment, then it may be time to consider investments that short the market – and exchange-traded funds may be better suited for that purpose than individual stocks. As such, the author highlights four ETFs “to short significant [market] segments that have a reasonable chance of making a downturn or at least experience a correction within a bull market.” For these four ETFs, CLICK HERE.
We are currently in what has historically been the worst month of the year for stocks – and this September has already proven that there is no lack of issues for investors to concern themselves with – be they political, economic or other. As such, the author of today’s article advises that it’s all the more “important to pin point ETFs that have the power to navigate such threats” – and she proceeds to highlight six that may fit the bill. For these six ETFs – ranging from a marijuana play to a “full-fledged defensive ETF” – CLICK HERE.
While nine of the eleven S&P 500 sectors are performing well, the information technology sector has been leading the pack, followed by the consumer discretionary and healthcare sectors. Today’s article highlights one outperforming ETF and one outperforming stock to consider for exposure to each of these three best-performing sectors. For these six potentially “best of the best” ETF and stock picks, CLICK HERE.
Exchange-traded funds have grown exponentially in number and popularity. After a refresher on ETFs (and their benefits over mutual funds), the author of today’s article turns to the following question: Is there a best time to put your money into an ETF? The answer, according to the findings of a study by Deutsche Bank, is yes there is. What did the investment bank find – and why might it pay to be a contrarian when it comes to ETFs? CLICK HERE.
While the broad energy sector has performed nicely this year, today’s article highlights one of the sector’s subindustries where even better returns can be found: exploration and production stocks. The author notes that these stocks (and related ETFs) “are usually more correlated to oil prices than integrated oil stocks. That is a curse when crude prices fall, but a gift when oil rallies. Crude is one of this year’s best-performing commodities, prompting the outperformance by exploration and production ETFs over more traditional energy sector fare.” For some E&P ETF plays – including one for “adventurous” traders – 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.