|Bid||0.00 x 1200|
|Ask||60.00 x 1100|
|Day's Range||56.29 - 57.03|
|52 Week Range||53.10 - 65.55|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.85|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.67%|
Amid fears regarding a slowdown in economic growth, trade tensions, and higher interest rates, investors chose to look into value companies that focus on dividend distribution for rebalancing the risk of their portfolios. FAANGs have been hammered in October, staging their worst month since the 2008 recession, but have lately managed a comeback. Large-cap value equities have been favored by investors seeking refuge from the market’s plunge. Asian stocks regained some of the lost ground over the past week on hopes trade tensions will ease. Closing the list, global real estate investments seem a good option as the U.S. housing market is showing signs of exhaustion. Check out our previous Trends edition at Trending: Chinese Stocks at Four-Year Lows Amid Fears of Deepening Trade Spat.
For a variety of reasons, emerging markets stocks and the corresponding exchange traded funds (ETFs) are being punished this year. The widely followed MSCI Emerging Markets Index is lower by nearly 7% year-to-date and some funds tracking developing economies are sporting significantly worse 2018 losses.
High-quality companies often have a defensive bent, making them a welcome addition to a diversified portfolio. Consistent dividend growth is a good proxy for quality because it demonstrates that the business is healthy and stable, and is run by a shareholder-friendly management team. Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF VIGI seeks out these stocks outside the United States.
Reducing equity market volatility via exchange traded funds has proven to be a popular concept. Importantly, it is not limited to U.S. markets. Some ETFs help investors reduce volatility in ex-US markets, ...
Ex-U.S. equity exchange-traded funds have been popular destinations for investors for over a year, but some investors like the idea of skirting volatility in international markets. This is particularly ...
Investors looking for a less volatile approach to emerging markets exchange traded funds have some options to consider, including the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility ETF (Cboe: EEMV). ...