|Bid||74.560 x 4700|
|Ask||74.580 x 200|
|Day's Range||74.255 - 74.610|
|52 Week Range||65.910 - 79.740|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.10%|
The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February is prompting some fund companies to review the exposure to civilian gunmakers in their mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). A new study suggests that, if eliminating firearms manufacturers from various funds is the end goal, there is work to be done.
Let's face it, the world of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) can be daunting. There are over 1,700 ETFs out there with almost $3 trillion in assets. Sometimes that can mean too much choice. First off, the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, which covers the U.S. market, and the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-U.S. ETF can be good choices to build a stock portfolio. Together these two, low-cost, passive funds own around 5,000 different stocks, with the All-World ex-U.S. fund having 1% or more exposure to 19 different countries including developed and emerging markets.
Analysts expect Novartis’s (NVS) revenue to rise ~8.8% to $12.6 billion in 1Q18 following growth in operating revenues across all three of its segments during the quarter.
Major emerging market economic indicators that investors should watch for this week are as follows: Brazil’s (EWZ) manufacturing PMI Brazil’s services PMI India’s (INDA) manufacturing PMI India’s services PMI Russia’s (RSX) manufacturing PMI Indonesia’s manufacturing PMI Mexico’s manufacturing PMI China’s (YINN) manufacturing PMI China’s (ASHR) services PMI
For many, passive indexing against a robust U.S. index is a sound strategy. But academic research suggests there may be a view ways to improve risk-adjusted returns beyond this. We explore implementing these strategies with popular ETFs.
What should investors worried about a trade war do? Mark Haefele, the global chief investment officer for UBS Wealth Management, has offered a game plan focused on stock sectors and regions.
Market timing is generally agreed to be extremely challenging. Yet seasonal factors do persist in the market over time and could offer you a slight edge when buying or selling.
Is one corner of Europe—Portugal—offering a good deal? Yes, say the bulls, as they emphasize that Portugese stocks are benefiting from a greatly improved economic backdrop.
Financial markets across the globe received another jolt from the US president even before they could completely recover from the rise in volatility that was witnessed at the beginning of February. President Donald Trump seems to be working toward his promise to put America first, announcing that he will introduce tariffs of 25% and 10% on imports of steel and aluminum, respectively. President Trump said that US steel (SLX) and aluminum industry players such as Alcoa (AA) and Newmont Mining (NEM) need support to return to their past glory.
Billionaire investor Dan Loeb is known in the market for his event-driven investment strategies. According to CNBC, Loeb wrote, “While we remain optimistic about the trajectory of the economy and markets, we have weighed our positioning with an acute awareness of the risks. On economic growth, Loeb wrote, “Since growth is already at a high level, further acceleration is less likely.
In its 3Q17 earnings conference call, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has projected its Vaccines segment revenues to rise annually in the mid to high single digits until 2020. The company has also estimated 30% plus profit margins for its vaccines segment by 2020. A major part of this growth is expected to be attributable to the newly launched Shingrix vaccine as well as rapid uptake of meningitis vaccines Menveo and Bexsero.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is focused on advancing its fixed-dose combination long-acting muscarinic antagonist (or LAMA) and long-acting beta agonist (or LABA) therapy, Anoro Ellipta, and open triple therapy comprising of inhaled corticosteroid (or ICS) and LABA therapy, Revlar/Breo and LAMA therapy, Incruse Ellipta, in the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or COPD) segment.
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While 2018 is still in its infancy, there are already signs of a prominent theme from 2017 extending into the new year. Year-to-date, four of the top 10 asset-gathering exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are ex-U.S. equity funds.