|Bid||16.33 x 36200|
|Ask||16.34 x 1300|
|Day's Range||16.31 - 16.34|
|52 Week Range||14.32 - 18.65|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.00|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.85%|
If you're looking for ETFs to buy, don't bother. I'm kidding. A recent Motley Fool article appeared on Fox Business's website. It asked the question, "Has the ETF Market Peaked?"Author Dan Caplinger made the argument that at $5 trillion -- the dollar amount of ETF investments held around the world -- ETFs are starting to show a little wear and tear. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsDelving further into the subject, the article brought up the fact that the largest ETFs by assets get most of the new money, leaving the thousands of others to fend for the scraps investors leave on the floor. An interesting stat: Of the 268 ETFs launched in 2018, more than 80% of those funds failed to hit $50 million in net assets, and only one was able to hit $1 billion, the amount ETF providers shoot for to generate meaningful profits. Worse still, 75% of ETFs launched between 2007 and 2016, that failed to hit $50 million in assets in the first year of operations, have remained below $50 million since. So, what does it all mean?Well, if you're thinking about starting an ETF company, you might want to reconsider. * 4 Upcoming IPOs to Watch That Aren't Named Lyft However, for the rest of us, here is a diversified list of seven ETFs to buy that should allow you to sleep at night. Total Market: iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (ITOT) Source: Shutterstock The iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (NYSEARCA:ITOT) is one of the ETF provider's core holdings. It and six other ETFs give you a globally diversified portfolio of equities and fixed income. ITOT itself captures the entire U.S. equity markets with a total of 3,565 stocks, large and small. Charging just 0.03%, you're getting these stocks for pennies on the dollar. You can opt for an S&P 500 ETF or something else that is large-cap oriented or you can bet on the entire market and call it a day. However, just because it covers the entire U.S. stock market, it doesn't mean you're getting a lot of smaller, riskier stocks in your portfolio at the expense of larger, more established stocks. Cap-weighted, the biggest stocks by market-cap like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) get greater weightings. So, even though ITOT does invest in small- and mid-cap stocks, they only account for 23% of the fund's $18.5 billion in net assets. It follows the KISS (keep it simple stupid) formula -- and that's a good thing. Asset Allocation: First Trust Multi-Diversified Income Index Fund (MDIV)Source: Shutterstock Just as it's possible to own a diversified portfolio of equities, the Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund (NASDAQ:MDIV) provides investors with a diversified portfolio of asset classes. At the cost of 0.71% annually, MDIV gives you a portfolio that's 20% equities, 20% real estate investment trusts, 20% preferred securities, 20% master limited partnerships, and 20% in high-yield corporate debt. Rebalanced quarterly, the ETF's meant to provide five asset classes that aren't correlated to each other while also providing an above-average yield. Currently, it yields 6.38%. If you're an income investor, MDIV ought to be very attractive. * 5 Stock Market Predictions for the Second Quarter Since its inception in August 2012, it's averaged an annual total return of 4.75%. That might not sound like much. However, MDIV is designed to provide downside protection rather than hyper-growth. I definitely wouldn't buy it if you're not an income investor. Broad Commodity: Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC)Source: Jeremy Vohwinkle via Flickr (Modified)The Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEARCA:DBC) tracks the DBIQ Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Index Excess Return, a rules-based index that holds futures contracts on 14 of the most heavily traded physical commodities in the world. Reconstituted and rebalanced once a year in November, it's got futures contracts for gold, oil, soybeans, natural gas, corn, sugar, wheat; the list goes on. Because commodity prices tend to go in cycles, it's not something you want to invest in if you think stocks are going to move higher. You want to own DBC when commodity prices are rising as they are in 2019. Up 10% year to date through March 27, it's another ETF for investors looking to invest in an ETF that's not correlated to the movements of the indexes. At 0.89%, it's also not cheap. Small Cap: ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF (SMDV)Source: Shutterstock It seems odd to combine small-cap stocks with dividend-paying stocks, but that's what the ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF (BATS:SMDV) investment strategy is all about. Tracking the performance of the Russell 2000 Dividend Growth Index, the index invests in Russell 2000 constituents that have increased their earnings for ten consecutive years or more. The index itself must hold at least 40 stocks with no sector accounting for more than 30% of the portfolio. Equally weighted, the index is reconstituted once a year in June, with rebalancing four times a year in March, June, September, and December. Charging a reasonable 0.40% annually, it has a current dividend yield of 2.3%. Also, it has minimal turnover. In the past year, it averaged 20%, which means the average stock is held for five years. * 5 Cannabis Stocks Set to Skyrocket -- According to Wall Street's Top Analysts In terms of performance, it's delivered an average total return of 13% over the past three years, well ahead of its peers. If you want some smaller stocks in your portfolio, SMDV is a winner. Sector: ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK)Source: Shutterstock Less than four years old, the ARK Innovation ETF (NYSEARCA:ARKK) is one of those ETFs that didn't have a problem getting to $1 billion in net assets. It's now at $1.6 billion, making it a popular fund for investors looking to make a bet on disruptive technologies. Actively managed by portfolio manager Catherine Wood, it tends to own between 35 and 55 stocks. Currently, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is ARKK's top holding with a weighting of 8.71%. Not only a fan of Elon Musk, Wood has both Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) and Square (NYSE:SQ) in the top 10 holdings suggesting she also has a thing for Jack Dorsey who runs both companies. The summary prospectus explains Wood's investment philosophy:"The Adviser defines ''disruptive innovation'' as the introduction of a technologically enabled new product or service that potentially changes the way the world works. The Adviser believes that companies relevant to this theme are those that rely on or benefit from the development of new products or services, technological improvements and advancements in scientific research…"Because the ETF is actively managed, the turnover is higher. In the last year, it reached 89%, which means it holds the average stock for a little over a year. Wood is an excellent portfolio manager. Paying 0.75% annually for someone of her caliber is a relative bargain. If I could only own one sector ETF, this would be the one. Global Developed Markets: Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)Source: Shutterstock I couldn't go an entire article about ETFs to buy and not come up with at least one Vanguard fund. The Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VEA) tracks the performance of the FTSE Developed All Cap ex US Index, a collection of large-, mid-, and small-cap companies outside the U.S. in developed countries like Canada, UK and Japan. If you're looking for a focused portfolio, this isn't it. The ETF has 3,974 stocks invested into its $109.8 billion in total assets. Its top ten holdings account for just 10.4% of the overall portfolio. That's perfectly fine when you consider you're investing in countless countries outside the U.S. and only paying seven cents for every $100 invested. * The Elite 8 Stocks to Buy for Massive Outperformance If you're looking to cover the world, VEA and ITOT will get the job done at a meager cost. Global Emerging Markets: SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF (SPEM)Source: Shutterstock Like ITOT, the SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:SPEM) is intended to act as a core holding for any ETF portfolio. It is a foundational piece to build the rest of your house on. The ETF tracks the performance of the S&P Emerging BMI Index, a cap-weighted index that invests in emerging market stocks with a minimum market cap of $100 million and sufficient liquidity. It then weights each stock proportionally based on its float-adjusted market cap. Incredibly cheap at 0.11%, the fund is reconstituted once a year in September and rebalanced four times annually in March, June, September, and December. In terms of sector investments, financials, consumer discretionary, and communication services are the three top weightings at 26.0%, 13.7%, and 11.5% respectively. While it invests in a wide array of countries, China is by far the most significant weighting at 33.2%, almost three times Taiwan, the second-highest at 13.8%.Although emerging markets have had a checkered past in terms of performance, a trade deal with China would certainly help remove some of the headwinds the ETF faces. If you want to go the global route, I'd personally do a 75/25 split between developed countries and emerging markets.At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Tech Stocks That Transformed Their Business * 8 Genomic Testing Stocks That Can Ease the Sting of Theranos * 7 Weak Blue-Chip Stocks to Trim Immediately Compare Brokers The post 7 ETFs to Buy for Serious Diversification appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Commodities like agricultural goods and precious metals offer investors an alternative to divest their holdings. Often times, commodities march to the beat of their own drum compared to the broad market. ...
Commodities and related exchange traded funds are on pace for a negative decline this year, reflecting investors' concerns over global growth, heightened trade tensions and a strong U.S. dollar. Year-to-date, the Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC) , the largest broad commodity-related ETF, fell 6.7%, the iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (NYSEARCA: GSG) dropped 7.0% and United States Commodity Index Fund (USCI) decreased 9.1%. The benchmark Bloomberg Commodity Index retreated almost 7% this year, led by a more than 15% decline in oil prices - oil-related commodities make up the lion's share of major commodity benchmarks.
Goldman expects commodities to surge around 17% over the coming months. We have highlighted five ETFs which we think could be well positioned if Goldman prediction comes true.
Since the middle part of 2017, an extremely broad range of commodities have managed to trend higher. Predictable behavior near major levels of support and resistance has made this group a favorite among active traders. Traditionally, when active traders would look to gain exposure to commodities, they would be required to have a futures account.
Commodity traders have benefited from some of the strongest trends in the public markets over the past several years. As you'll read about below, clearly identified levels of support and resistance combined with predictable price action near these levels have made commodity segments such as oil services and agriculture favorite spots to trade. With the rise in popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), retail investors now have a multitude of options for gaining exposure to nearly any asset class.
The recent strength in commodity ETFs may not last as the asset class may be heading toward a seasonally weak period of the year. Over the past month, the Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: ...
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Commodities ETFs are a great way for investors to jump into the sector while avoiding some of the volatility that tends to befall the individual stocks. Here are three with momentum.
Over the past several years, commodity traders have profited from some of the strongest uptrends found anywhere in the public markets. As we'll discuss in this article, the defined levels of support, as measured by ascending trendlines, have provided consistent entry positions for strategic traders looking to gain exposure. The recent introduction of sideways momentum is now dominating the price action and seems to creating clear levels of support and resistance. When broken, these levels will likely define the direction of the next leg of the long-term trend.
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MORRIS: In essence one of the things we have accomplished with these three products is to reduce the volatility inherent in all markets, and in particular very volatile markets like the real asset sectors. It’s another way, in a sense, for investors, by keeping those profits through the cycle, they can actually compound their money in a slightly different way as opposed to a buy-and-hold strategy for long periods of time. In some ways this is kind of a marriage of our fundamental investing, long-only investing heritage, particularly in emerging markets and global markets and natural resources.
Previously in this series, we looked at copper miners’ second-quarter productions and 2018 guidances. When commodity prices fall, high-cost producers become unprofitable much more quickly than those who are placed more favorably on the cost curve. It’s therefore crucial for commodity producers to have competitive cost structures.
Recent selling pressure across the commodities market has sent the prices below key levels of technical support, which has active traders on the lookout for a continued move lower. In this article, we'll take a look at the charts of several popular exchange-traded products that are used as barometers for gauging the future direction of the major commodities markets and key segments. Given the rise in niche exchange-traded funds (ETFs), active traders often turn to the Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund to get a sense of the overall direction of the broad commodities market.
While the emerging equities were falling into a bear market, commodity prices and related exchange traded funds were also dragged down by the weakness in the developing economies. Over the past three months, the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC) , the largest broad commodity-related ETF, fell 7.3% and the iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (NYSEARCA: GSG) declined 6.7%. Among the key worries in the commodities space, China, the world's largest consumer of raw materials from metals to fuels, is showing signs of slowing down, and other emerging economies are also beginning to exhibit weakness as well.
The actively managed VanEck Vectors® Real Asset Allocation ETF (RAAX) offers investors the ability to access the potential benefits of real assets. By offering potential exposure across commodities, natural resource equities, REITs, MLPs, and infrastructure, with the ability to allocate up to 100% to cash and cash equivalents during market stress, RAAX helps address the impact of volatility long associated with real asset investing through a process that responds to changing market environments. ...
As the headwinds are likely to continue to dissipate, the potential benefits of real asset investing are coming into clearer focus. Notably, an allocation to real assets can be used to help investors enhance portfolio diversification, gain exposure to global growth, and hedge against the impact of inflation. As the current environment progresses, it is a good time to consider the impact of inflation and an allocation to real assets.
Inflation is something that has not been seen in well over a decade, but the ingredients are there: a strong U.S. economy, unemployment at historic lows, and the recent stimuli of tax reform, deregulation, and government spending, which may not even have fully taken hold yet. Plus, recent indications from the Fed continue to indicate a potentially more aggressive approach to tightening. In developed countries, inflation had languished below the central bank’s target level for many years.
Meanwhile, although it may be slowing, global growth has improved over the short-term, and despite some uncertainty around tariffs and global trade, supply/demand dynamics across many commodities are back in balance and look to become even more favorable in the near future. Plus, companies across many of the primary industries associated with real assets are now in improved financial and operational shape after several years of restructuring to reduce capital expenditure and improve overall efficiency. The IMF (International Monetary Fund) expects the global economy to register a growth of 3.9% in 2018 and 3.9% in 2019.