|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||100.94 x 1400|
|Day's Range||102.14 - 103.29|
|52 Week Range||91.68 - 112.61|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.91|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.08%|
With the government shutdown now in its fourth week (the longest ever) and 800,000 federal workers on furlough, the risk of recession has increased significantly.
ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon wrote a piece for Fox Business identifying the opportunities abound for investors in 2019 after what’s been a stormy 2018 fraught with market challenges, such as trade wars, ...
This year has been a stark contrast to the steady bull market we enjoyed in 2017 as 2018 was marked by bouts of volatility, forcing ETF investors to adapt to the changing conditions. For example, growth ...
Furthermore, over two dozen companies have announced additional dividend increases this month, which could push the year's total to an even higher level. Investors are enjoying the dividend growth due to a surge in company profits following last year's broad corporate tax cuts. “There was a confluence of a couple of things that contributed to dividends that won’t happen again,” Jim Tierney, chief investment officer of concentrated U.S. growth at AllianceBernstein, told the WSJ.
There is no doubt about it: when it comes to exchange-traded funds (ETFs), advisors and investors love the low-fee products. For several years, the top funds in terms of new assets added are low-fee ETFs. That trend is continuing in 2018.
Investors can now choose from 2,200 U.S.-listed ETFs on the market with plenty of options for any single investment theme or asset category. While a number of ETFs may seem similar and provide exposure to a specific style, it is still important to know that no two ETFs are the same. "Seemingly small differences in index methodologies can drive large differences in long-run performance.
Dividend Aristocrat ETFs lead to a healthy portfolio with a greater scope of capital appreciation as opposed to simple dividend paying stocks or those with high yields.
Hopes of trade talks between the United States and China seem to be waning as Trump intends to go ahead with its planned tariffs of about $200 billion on Chinese imports.
Trade war fears have once again flared up with China threatening to impose tariff on $60 billion worth of American goods if the United States places more tariffs on Chinese imports. The list includes new 5,207 products including aircraft, soya bean oil, smoked beef, coffee and flour imported from the United States, with charges ranging from 5-25%.Source: ©iStock.com/MarcoCoda
An escalation in trade clash between the United States and China led to risk off trade, leading to higher demand for safe haven avenues or lower risk securities.
The year 2018 has been anything but smooth so far for the stock market. First, rising rate concerns in the late January-early February period, then trade war tensions and last but not the least, a pickup in inflation have been occasional deterrents.Source: ShutterstockTrade Tensions