|Bid||206.96 x 1000|
|Ask||211.49 x 900|
|Day's Range||208.04 - 209.10|
|52 Week Range||168.10 - 218.33|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||122.97|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.13|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.43%|
The trade war between the United States and China is well into its second year. Since Jan. 22, 2018, American stocks have made two runs into all-time-high territory, but overall, they haven't made much progress. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index is just 2% higher than when the trade conflict started.Now, uncertainty has returned, which means volatility has returned. So today, we'll look at some of the best exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to battle another round of trade jitters.On-again, off-again talks between the U.S. and China seemed headed toward a resolution for most of 2019 but hit a considerable wall in May. The U.S. accused China of walking back some of its agreements and raised tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports from 10% to 25%, prompting Beijing to retaliate with new and escalated tariffs of its own.Certain sectors have taken on hair-trigger demeanors. For instance, technology, which experts think could be heavily targeted in future rounds of tariffs, swings daily on the latest comings and goings out of Washington and Beijing. Semiconductor companies, many of which generate gobs of their sales from China, are among the most susceptible stocks.The best ETFs to buy if you want to beat back the trade war, then, avoid these sensitive industries and instead focus on businesses that should come out far less scathed than others. Here, we look at seven top funds from various corners of the market. SEE ALSO: The 19 Best ETFs for a Prosperous 2019
Rising consumer confidence bodes well for household spending in the coming months, and is expected to have a positive impact on the consumer discretionary sector, which attracts a major portion of consumer spending.
S&P 500 earnings reported so far have come with an earnings beat that is second highest in five years. These sector ETFs should benefit from this trend.
United States has proposed import tariffs on a host of EU products in reaction to its subsidies to Airbus. The move can hurt these ETFs and stocks.
Consumer discretionary ETFs have had a stellar run in the 10-year old bull market, having beaten the S&P 500. Will the rally continue?
Lucrative risk/reward scenarios on charts in the consumer services sector are presenting active traders with the best buying opportunity in months.
Consumer discretionary stocks, of those companies which offer goods and services which are desirable to consumers when they have sufficient means, were able to ride out some of the overall downward pressures on the stock market in late 2018. While many sectors plummeted in the final weeks of the year as a result of increasing trade tensions, geopolitical events and more, consumer discretionary companies were more likely than many of their rivals to see a boost from holiday shopping. For investors interested in broad exposure to the consumer discretionary space, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) remain a strong option.
Though the last quarter of 2018 was the worst in a decade for Amazon, it still has plenty to offer for investors, putting related ETFs in focus.
For the third quarter, analysts are expecting Southwest Airlines (LUV) to have 5.7% YoY (year-over-year) growth in revenue to $5.6 billion. In the first quarter, its revenue grew 1.2% YoY to $4.9 billion. For the second quarter, its revenues were flat at $5.7 billion. LUV’s Flight 1380 accident subdued bookings, resulting in no revenue growth.
Due to increasing crude oil prices, Southwest Airlines (LUV) expects fuel costs to rise more in the third quarter. It expects a rise of $2.25 per gallon, which is slightly higher than $2.21 per gallon that it guided for after its second-quarter results. In the second quarter of 2017, the price of fuel was $1.99 per gallon.
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The Bureau of Economic Analysis (or BEA) released its second estimate for the first-quarter real GDP on May 30. The report indicated that all four major components had a positive contribution to GDP growth in the first quarter. The service sector (IYC) was the second-highest contributor to US economic growth.