70.17 +0.38 (0.54%)
Pre-Market: 4:23AM EST
|Bid||70.00 x 46000|
|Ask||70.17 x 39400|
|Day's Range||69.36 - 69.86|
|52 Week Range||61.26 - 70.42|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||0.73%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.94|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.32%|
Though international markets trailed the U.S. market in 2019, there are hidden gems that crushed the S&P 500 this year on stock-specific strength.
Investors’ bullishness and strong consumer confidence keep pushing up stock prices, despite valuations at nose-bleed levels. A yellow light flashes.
As a result of Fed policies, investors turned to bonds for capital gains and stocks for income. Comparing the two financial crises of the past century.
Last year at this time global markets were in free fall, but in late December 2018 they turned around and some indexes have recently hit all-time highs. More than 10 years into a bull market, U.S. stocks remain among the world’s best performers. As of Monday’s, close, the S&P 500 index (SPX) had gained 24.2% in 2019, while the Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP) had soared 28.6%.
Research Associates, founded by smart beta guru Rob Arnott, forecasts far better stock market returns abroad than in the U.S. over the next 10 years.
Mutual funds almost go hand-in-hand with retirement investing. And why not? The modern mutual fund predates exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by more than six decades. Most 401(k) plans hold nothing but mutual funds. So it's reasonable to link one with the other.But don't sleep on exchange-traded funds. As you'll soon find out, while many of the best ETFs out there are tactical strategies and great trading vehicles, some of them are dirt-cheap, long-term buy-and-hold dynamos that can give investors what they need in retirement: diversification, protection and income.Many (though not all) ETFs are simple index funds - they track a rules-based benchmark of stocks, bonds or other investments. It's an inexpensive strategy because you're not paying managers to analyze and select stocks. And it works. In 2018, the majority of large-cap funds (64.5%) underperformed Standard & Poor's 500-stock index - the ninth consecutive year that most of them failed to beat the benchmark.Today, we'll look at seven of the best ETFs for retirement. This small group of funds covers several assets: stocks, bonds, preferred stock and real estate. Which ones you buy and how much you allocate to each ETF depend on your individual goal, be they wealth preservation, income generation or growth. SEE ALSO: The Kip ETF 20: The 20 Best Cheap ETFs You Can Buy
ETF short interest can shed light for traders on areas of the market where investors see potential weakness. S3 Partners analyst Ihor Dusaniwsky released his latest list of ETFs with the most short interest ...