|Bid||29.01 x 39400|
|Ask||29.02 x 3000|
|Day's Range||28.94 - 29.08|
|52 Week Range||26.91 - 30.60|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.73|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.49%|
The S&P 500 is down 0.8 percent in the past month amid a stream of negative international trade headlines. It seems there’s a new tariff being threatened or applied on a weekly basis. For investors who ...
Canada is the latest country to join in on the tariff battle against the United States as it imposed retaliatory tariffs last Friday in response to U.S. duties on steel and aluminum, causing most Canada-focused ETFs to open on the downside in the early going of Monday's trading session. iShares MSCI Canada ETF (EWC) opened down 1.37 percent, Invesco CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar (FXC) was down 0.41 percent, SPDR MSCI Canada StrategicFactors ETF (QCAN) was the only Canada ETF to open in the green--up 0.6 percent , and Invesco Canadian Energy Income ETF (ENY) opened down at 0.87 percent.
Italy’s growing political crisis spread to financial markets, prompting a backlash from investors funding its highly indebted economy.
Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) shareholders finally have a reason to smile. Just recently, Bloomberg reported that the Canadian government is likely to buy the energy company’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline. As a result of the news, KMI stock closed up nearly 1% on May 29.
The U.S. government announced a national security investigation into auto imports, which may boost/hurt these ETFs and stocks.
Is the Sell-Off in US Aluminum Producers Justified? Last week, President Trump temporarily exempted some countries from the Section 232 tariffs. According to the Commerce Department, the United States imported ~6 million metric tons of aluminum in 2016.
The U.S. president made good on his word and signed two orders imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, while excluding Canada and Mexico as negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are a work in progress. The decision had ripple effects across the semiconductor sector and prompted investors to act with caution, while ETFs linked to Canada completed the podium. Corporate bonds were sought after as a way to divest from risky assets and emerging markets equities came in last for the week.
President Trump formalized a blanket tariff of 25% on all steel imports and 10% on all aluminum imports. Canada exports the most steel to the US. In the first 11 months of 2017, Canada accounted for 16% of the US steel imports (X) (AKS). Overall, 25% of the US steel imports (MT) came from NAFTA during the same period.
One of the key reasons for tariffs is to protect domestic industries, jobs, and consumption. Tariffs inflate costs for consumers and protect inefficient domestic companies from global competition. Consumers could be forced to purchase expensive steel from US producers to avoid a 25% tariff, but domestically produced steel could be more expensive than global steel.
President Donald Trump’s announcement about tariffs on steel (SLX) and aluminum (AA) imports shouldn’t come as a surprise, as he’s been on this path since taking office last year. One of the first trade policy actions from the Trump administration was to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have created the largest economic block. Then there’s the North American Free Trade Agreement (or NAFTA) involving Canada (EWC) and Mexico (EWW), which the Trump administration is trying to renegotiate.
Certain specific country focused funds experience high outflows on fears of continued slowdown in the markets owing to a potential trade war.
Sweden introduced a gender-sensitive budget three years ago that partly inspired Canada's government to follow suit. What Happened Canada's Finance Minister Bill Morneau consulted with his Swedish counterpart ...