|Bid||14.59 x 28000|
|Ask||14.60 x 45900|
|Day's Range||14.58 - 14.61|
|52 Week Range||13.12 - 14.79|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.08|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.52%|
The Invesco QQQ Trust, the exchange-traded fund that was once practically synonymous with the dot-com boom and bust, turns 20 years old this week. Nicknamed “the Qs,” the fund made its debut just one year before the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index hit what was then an all-time high. The ETF, which invests in the biggest 100 nonfinancial companies listed on Nasdaq, offered an easy way to buy and sell some of the hottest tech stocks of the day, like Yahoo and WorldCom.
As the name suggests, preferred gives the shareholder a place in line ahead of common stock holders, whenever a company pays dividends or distributes assets to shareholders. In other cases, should dividend payments be missed, preferred shareholders get all of their dividend payments before the common shareholders receive anything. Preferred stock might offer more stable cash flow than common stock.
With seasonal volatility, rising interest rates, uncertainty over a tariff war with China and fast-approaching mid-term elections all on the minds of investors, the best ETFs to buy now are those that invest in defensive areas of the market.
Preferred stocks pay dividends to shareholders before they pay dividends to holders of common stock. The dividend rate is fixed. In the event a company liquidates, holders of preferred stock receive distributions first.
The PowerShares S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Growth Portfolio (NYSE: RZG) tracks the S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Growth Index, which measures sales growth, earnings change vs. price and momentum factors. Some small-cap funds are heavy on three sectors that depend on the domestic economy for large chunks of their sales: health care, financial services and consumer discretionary.
The Fed stayed put but acknowledged the gradual pickup of inflation, which resulted in a slight steepening in the yield curve. Play these ETFs.
Dollar ETFs recently gained on improved U.S. economic growth than other developed countries, Fed's policy tightening and decent valuation.
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