|Bid||20.47 x 1400|
|Ask||20.50 x 900|
|Day's Range||20.44 - 20.51|
|52 Week Range||17.07 - 21.37|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.85|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.20%|
Investors who are looking to international market exposure should also consider about how shifts in geopolitical currents can present opportunities that a targeted exchange traded fund approach can potentially capitalize on. On the recent webcast, Geopolitical Impact Creates Investment Opportunities, John Sitilides, Geopolitical Strategist at Trilogy Advisors, and Salvatore Bruno, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director at IndexIQ, will outline how current geopolitical developments might influence the structure of short- and long-term investments and consider how foreign markets may also provide opportunities along with risks.
Current geopolitical developments might influence the structure of short- and long-term investments, and understanding the workings of these developments is critical for advisors. While dabbling in international ...
Volatility can come out of no where and weigh on an investment portfolio, especially as we head toward the later end of a business cycle. Investors, though, can consider a number of exchange traded fund strategies that can help diversify a portfolio and hedge potential downside risks ahead.
Volatility can come out of no where and weigh on an investment portfolio, especially as we head toward the later end of a business cycle. Investors, though, can consider a number of exchange traded fund strategies that can help diversify a portfolio and hedge potential downside risks ahead. "The markets really reminded us in 2018 where volatility looks and feels like, and It comes on quickly and it comes on strongly.
Four rate hikes in 2018 have fueled a stronger U.S. dollar, putting a damper on gains for international markets and their local currencies. In essence, investing overseas without considering currency movements would be akin to flying blind since currency returns could significantly alter returns depending on the market environment. An option to consider include exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that can dull the effects of a rising U.S. dollar on international markets, such as the IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Intl ETF (HFXI) .
Last week's market sell-off that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average lose over 1,300 points in two consecutive trading sessions caused investors to flee towards floating-rate bond ETFs and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) as they dumped U.S. equities in the face of rising yields. Mergers and acquisitions have been abound in various sectors as the historic bull market seen as of late in U.S. equities has been helped by a rise in such activity, particularly from the technology sector that has been fueling much of the growth this year. Notable activity came from the likes of tech giants, such as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Cisco Systems, Accenture, Cisco Systems, AT&T, and Sprint.