|Bid||85.93 x 100|
|Ask||89.36 x 100|
|Day's Range||85.67 - 86.87|
|52 Week Range||69.33 - 86.87|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.15%|
Quality stocks are working this year. Confirmation of that notion comes by way of the iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (BATS: QUAL), which is up 15% year-to-date and currently residing near record ...
When it comes to single-factor investing, growth and momentum ETFs have performed very well this year, and have attracted significant assets along the way. The lineup of growth and momentum ETFs, however, couldn’t be more different, making choosing a fund to ride the wave potentially tricky. From a performance perspective, both growth and momentum are benefiting from a slow-and-steady economy, according to Russ Koesterich, portfolio manager for BlackRock’s Global Allocation team.
So much for the summer doldrums. Prices for U.S. stocks and flows into U.S.-listed ETFs showed no signs of exhaustion, as both raced to records in June. In total, $45.5 billion of new money entered ETFs during the month, while the S&P 500 rallied to as high as 2,454. With six months of the year in the books, investors have added a whopping $249.4 billion into ETFs in 2017, not far from the $287.5 billion they added to ETFs during the entirety of 2016.
Here are two investment ideas for those seeking to capture the Dow Jones industrial average's performance as the index reaches new highs.
Todd Rosenbluth is director of ETF and mutual fund research at CFRA. Asset managers have been advocating the usage of index-based products focused on minimum volatility, quality, momentum and other factors in recent years, suggesting that these were better ingredients for portfolio construction. In recent months, some of them have taken the logical next step and put these smart-beta products to use in their own kitchens.
Industry tilts appear to pay off for momentum but are not integral to the success of value and low-volatility strategies.