260.16 +1.02 (0.39%)
Pre-Market: 8:17AM EDT
|Bid||0.00 x 1400|
|Ask||0.00 x 1000|
|Day's Range||257.68 - 260.10|
|52 Week Range||214.83 - 270.87|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.00|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.03%|
The stock market is closed on Memorial Day, but it's open as usual the Friday before Memorial Day. However, the bond market closes early ahead of the holiday weekend.
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263,000 jobs were added to the market in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.6%, the lowest jobless claim since December of 1969.
Warren Buffett says, "All you have to do is just buy a cross-section of America and then never listen to people like me or read the papers or do anything subsequently."
With the new tax law changes all but wiping out itemized deductions, filers are looking for any ways they can to catch a break. Account holders over the age of 70 1/2 are subject to RMDs — required minimum distributions — which is the amount they’re obligated to withdraw from their tax-deferred retirement accounts and pay taxes on. “The government wants its money back,” retirement expert Ed Slott tells Yahoo Finance.
Vanguard is the best-known pioneer of low-cost investing, including in the exchange-traded fund space. But it's hardly alone anymore, as providers such as Schwab, iShares and SPDR have all hacked away at each other with ever-shrinking fees.Still, don't sleep on Vanguard ETFs. While Vanguard isn't always No. 1 among the cheapest index funds in every class, it's still a low-cost leader in several areas, and it's typically one of the least expensive options no matter where you look.And inexpensive does matter. Let's say an investor puts $100,000 apiece in two different funds that both gain 8% annually, but Fund A charges 1% in fees while Fund B charges 0.5%. In 30 years, Fund A will be worth a respectable $744,335 ... but Fund B will be worth $865,775. That's roughly $120,000 lost not just in fees, but also lost opportunity cost from returns that could have been reinvested in the fund.Here are eight 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 19 Best ETFs for a Prosperous 2019
With few exceptions, most Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have done very well so far in 2019. For investors who took advantage of the opportunity in ETFs that follow the S&P 500 or similar large-cap stock indexes, this has rung especially true. From the beginning of the year through the market close on April 23rd, the S&P 500 has risen nearly 17%.
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Raymond James' Take: Can the Bull Run Continue?(Continued from Prior Part)Raymond James versus Morgan StanleyJeffrey Saut, Raymond James’ chief investment strategist, told CNBC that the stock markets (SPY) could rally to fresh highs. His opinion
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The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) has some nifty superlatives attached to it. Having debuted in 1993, SPY is the first ETF that listed in the U.S. As of April 10, 2019, SPY is home to $274.23 billion in assets under management, making it the world's largest ETF.Source: Shutterstock SPY's size is remarkable. Consider this: SPY has nearly $100 billion more in assets than the second-largest U.S. listed ETF, the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV). There are other important differences between SPY and its primary rivals, IVV and the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:VOO), for investors to consider. The Case for SPY's RivalsLong term, buy-and-hold investors may want to consider IVV or VOO over SPY. With an annual fee of 0.0945%, or $9.45 on a $10,000 investment, SPY fits the bill as a cheap ETF, but it is not cheap as its rivals. IVV and VOO both charge 0.04% per year. Additionally, due to the way SPY is structured, its dividends cannot be reinvested. Owing to the fact that SPY is one of the world's oldest ETFs, it is structured as a unit investment trust (UIT).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 9 High-Risk Stocks to Buy for Massive Rewards Under the UIT structure, SPY's dividends are held until the end of the quarters and paid out to shareholders. By not being able to reinvest dividends, SPY shareholders lose the potency of compounding, something that is not an issue with IVV or VOO.Conversely, SPY is the go-to ETF for professional investors looking for cost-efficient, easy, liquid exposure to U.S. stocks. SPY's tight bid/ask spreads ensure professional traders can transact in SPY in significant size without disrupting the underlying market. Additionally, SPY has a massive options market, often larger than the fund's total assets under management, adding another layer of liquidity to the fund. What You're Getting With SPYAs its name implies, SPY tracks the venerable S&P 500, the world's most widely followed equity benchmark. The weighted average market capitalization of SPY's holdings is nearly $238 billion, confirming the S&P 500's status as a mostly large-cap index.The S&P 500 and the aforementioned ETFs are cap-weighted, meaning the largest U.S. companies command the biggest weights in the index and in SPY. As of April 10, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) combined for 10.73% of SPY's weight.The S&P 500 is home to 11 sectors with weights ranging from 2.68% for materials at the bottom to 21.46% for technology at the top. After technology, healthcare and financial services follow with weights of 14.30% and 12.80%, respectively. Bottom Line on the SPYThe bottom line with SPY and the other ETFs mentioned here is that investors considering these funds are making a bet on U.S. stocks and the world's largest economy. With that wager comes macro risk, including the Federal Reserve, electoral politics, geopolitical flare ups and more.Imminently, the SPY thesis will be tested by first-quarter earnings reports and it is earnings that usually chart the course for SPY and rival funds."Industry analysts in aggregate predict the S&P 500 will see a 7.5% increase in price over the next twelve months," according to FactSet. "This percentage is based on the difference between the bottom-up target price and the closing price for the index as of yesterday (April 4). The bottom-up target price is calculated by aggregating the median target price estimates (based on company-level estimates submitted by industry analysts) for all the companies in the index. On April 4, the bottom-up target price for the S&P 500 was 3096.66, which was 7.5% above the closing price of 2879.39." * 7 Marijuana Companies: Which Pot Stocks Should You Buy? Healthcare and energy, two sectors that combine for almost 20% of SPY's weight, are expected to see the largest price increases.Todd Shriber owns shares of VOO. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Internet Stocks to Watch * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives * 10 Dow Jones Stocks Holding the Blue Chip Index Back Compare Brokers The post Is It Time to Buy the SPY? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Job Market Rebounds in March, Markets Breathe Sigh of Relief(Continued from Prior Part)Wage growth slowed While job additions in March topped analysts’ estimate of 175,000, coming in at 196,000, wage growth came in below expectations. Economists
Market Optimism about a US-China Trade Deal Could Be Short-LivedMarket optimism about a US-China trade deal Optimism about a trade deal between the United States and China has been a major driver of the year-to-date rally in the markets. The
Markets Spooked as Yield Curve Inverts for First Time since 2007Flattening of the yield curveA yield curve tracks the yields of Treasury securities maturing at different times. Usually, the yields of securities with higher durations, such as