|Bid||25.090 x 1000|
|Ask||26.830 x 1300|
|Day's Range||25.140 - 25.340|
|52 Week Range||23.430 - 25.980|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.45%|
After a short calm period, trade war fears again spooked investors leading to rough trading on Wall Street. Notably, Dow Jones fell for the fifth straight session on Jun 18 when the trade tension between the world’s top two economies flared up again.Source: Investment Zen via Flickr (Modified)
As discussed in the previous section, Guess (GES) surged 28% on March 22, 2018, after reporting strong fourth-quarter earnings and issuing upbeat guidance. The results were able to stop the slide in Guess stock, which jumped to YTD (year-to-date) gains of 18% as compared to a loss of 8% before the results. VF (VFC), Gap (GPS), Skechers (SKX), and Tapestry (TPR) fell 3%, 2.9%, 2.9%, and 1.9%, respectively, probably driven by fears of a trade war.
The prospect of higher-than-expected rates hike and rising bond yields have diminished the appeal of dividend stocks and ETFs. This is because the smart beta strategy helps to capture market inefficiencies in a transparent way by adding extra metrics like volatility, revenue, earnings, momentum, equal weight and other fundamental factors to the market cap or rules-based indices.
While the dividend space has been crowded, we have highlighted five smart beta dividend ETFs for investors seeking good yields as well as returns in a rocky market.
The stock market bulls are playing hide and seek as the Dow Jones Industrial Average has been trading in wild swings this week. The blue-chip index fluctuated in a range of 1,600 and 1,200 on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, marking the two biggest intraday ranges in history. The index also swung in a range of more than 500 points on Wednesday, indicating heightened volatility.Source: Shutterstock
Retail REIT Regency Centers (REG) saw its revenue grow 8% in 2016, compared with 6% in 2015. The growth was driven by minimum rent, recoveries from tenants, and other income.…
Investors could make a near-term play on rate sensitive sectors in the basket form, as these will continue to trade smoothly if interest rates remain steady.