|Expense Ratio (net)||0.26%|
|Last Cap Gain||0.00|
|Morningstar Risk Rating||Above Average|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.80|
|5y Average Return||N/A|
|Average for Category||N/A|
|Inception Date||May 13, 1996|
The Corcoran Group Founder and Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank Barbara Corcoran joins Yahoo Finance’s Zack Guzman to break down her latest outlook on real estate amid the coronavirus.
The Federal Reserve recently suggested that the U.S. economy will shrink by 6.5% - its worst annual performance since World War II. The Fed also expects unemployment to finish the year over 9%.Those are good reasons to develop a heightened interest in high-yield ETFs (exchange-traded funds). That's because the Fed's key interest rate likely will hover around 0% for the next 24 to 36 months, leaving investors starved for income, while Fed Chairman Jerome Powell uses every tool at his disposal to help restart the economy."(The outbreak) will weigh heavily on economic activity. (It) poses considerable risks to the economic outlook," Powell stated June 10. "We're not even thinking about raising rates. We're not even thinking about thinking about raising rates."That should make it all the more difficult to generate above-average income from equity and bond ETFs in the near to mid-term. Difficult ... but not impossible.Here are five high-yield ETFs delivering at least 4% in annual income that you can buy for the long-term. SEE ALSO: The 20 Best ETFs to Buy
There might be some opportunities for investors who want dividend yield and are willing to bet that May brought the worst of rent nonpayment from apartment dwellers and businesses.
It's hard to believe, but stocks are within spitting distance of new all-time highs. At time of writing, the S&P; 500 is just 1% away from being positive on the year and 6% away from literally the highest point in the index's history. Many discounts in prospective retirement stocks have evaporated completely.Yet the real economy still is in rough shape. Advance estimates showed first-quarter GDP slowing by 4.8%, and early estimates by the Atlanta Fed show Q2 GDP falling by an almost inconceivable 53.8%. These numbers should be taken with a grain of salt, as production will naturally bounce back as America comes out of lockdown. But it's going to be a while before things start to look normal again.High prices at a time when the economy is in freefall might seem odd. It actually gets worse when you look at stock valuations. We won't even bother with the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio or the forward P/E. With earnings per share so distorted by COVID-19 disruptions, any metric that uses an estimation of corporate profits for the next year will be all but useless, making stocks priced against nonexistent earnings look artificially expensive.But even the cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio (CAPE), based on average inflation-adjusted earnings over the past decade, tells a rather sobering story. At today's CAPE of 30, the S&P; 500 is 78% higher than its long-term average and priced to lose about 1.5% annually over the next eight years, according to research site GuruFocus.Yet as the old saying goes, the stock market is a market of stocks. While the major market averages are priced to disappoint, some bargains remain. And with the Federal Reserve continuing to pump liquidity into the system for the foreseeable future, the general direction will likely be higher.Today, we're going to look at 15 retirement stocks to buy at still-reasonable prices, even in the post-COVID-19 market. Not all are once-in-a-lifetime buys, but investors can rest assured that they're buying good companies at decent prices - exactly the way you want to build a retirement portfolio. SEE ALSO: 20 Best Stocks to Buy Now for the Next Bull Market
Exchange-traded funds with real estate exposure outperformed Wednesday as property stocks surged on re-opening hopes. The Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund rose 2.4%, while the iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF rose 3% and the Vanguard Real Estate ETF was up 3.2% in the early afternoon. Mall operator Simon Property Group was one of the best performers in the S&P 500, up nearly 15% and marking its biggest one-day move since April 6. Another shopping center operator, Kimco Realty Corporation, was up nearly 12% at midday.
Vanguard is best known as one of the foremost pioneers of low-cost investing, including in the exchange-traded fund (ETF) space. It's hardly alone in low costs anymore, of course. Providers such as Schwab, iShares and SPDR have all hacked away at each other with ever-shrinking fees.Don't sleep on Vanguard ETFs, however. The provider isn't always No. 1 among the cheapest index funds like it used to be, but it remains a low-cost leader across several classes. No matter where you look, it's usually among the least expensive funds you can buy.And expenses matter. Let's say you put $100,000 into Fund A and another $100,000 into Fund B. Both funds gain 8% annually, but Fund A charges 1% in fees while Fund B charges 0.5%. In 30 years, that investment in Fund A will be worth a respectable $744,335. But Fund B? It'll be worth $865,775. That's about $120,000 lost to fees and missed opportunity cost as those expenses suck away returns that could compound over time.Here, then, are eight of the best low-cost Vanguard ETFs that investors can use as part of a core portfolio. All of these index funds are among the least expensive in their class and offer wide exposure to their respective market areas. SEE ALSO: The 20 Best ETFs to Buy for a Prosperous 2020