|Bid||0.00 x 1000|
|Ask||0.00 x 1800|
|Day's Range||28.28 - 28.79|
|52 Week Range||25.91 - 35.04|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.06|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.54%|
Gold miners and sector-related ETFs were leading the charge Monday as the sudden risk-off turn helped strengthen gold prices and the precious metal producers’ outlook. Among the best performing non-leveraged ...
Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions. Likewise, traders can also use this list to spot potential trend reversal opportunities that may offer a generous risk/reward. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques. To get access to all ETFdb.com premium content, sign up for a free 14-day trial to ETFdb.com Pro.
Gold-related ETFs have been gaining ground as risk-off sentiment reignited in response to another round of trade concerns between the U.S. and China. Among the better performing non-leveraged ETFs of Tuesday, the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) and VanEck Gold Miners ETF (GDX) gained 2.0%. Meanwhile, Comex gold futures were 0.1% higher to $1285.5 per ounce.
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are often aimed at conservative investors with long-term time horizons. Many of the largest ETFs on the market today are designed to provide cost-effective exposure to basic asset classes, such as domestic stocks, international equities and high-grade government bonds.Another selling point of a slew of ETFs to buy is that these funds feature broad lineups of stocks, a strategy that reduces concentration risk while eliminating the need for stock picking. Bottom line: may of the top ETFs to buy are inexpensive and easy to understand, selling points that were the foundation of the ETF industry two decades ago and traits that are likely to continue driving the industry's exponential growth.However, the ETF business is evolving and that evolution has led to the introductions of products aimed at more risk-tolerant traders and investors. Some of the better ETFs to buy for more adventurous investors include thematic funds while others are designed to be more tactical in nature.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Strong Buy Stocks That Tick All the Boxes Put it this way: if you're an investor with an adventurous spirit, there are plenty of ETFs to buy, but in many cases, that does not mean an investor should take on high levels of risk for extended periods of time. For investors looking to juice their returns or simply take on some added risk, here are some ETFs to buy. Best ETFs to Buy for Gamblers: ProShares UltraShort QQQ (QID)Expense Ratio: 0.95% per year, or $95 on a $10,000 investment.The ProShares UltraShort QQQ (NYSEARCA:QID) is designed to deliver double the daily inverse returns of the widely followed Nasdaq-100 Index, so if that index declines by 1% on a particular day, QID should rise by 2%.In other words, QID is a bad ETF to buy when the Nasdaq-100 is going up, something that tech-heavy benchmark has made a habit of doing over the course of the past decade. The current market environment clearly favors growth and technology stocks, two of the fortes of the Nasdaq-100, making QID an ETF to buy for contrarians or those looking to hedge long positions in Nasdaq-100 funds.In either case, investors should note QID and other leveraged ETFs are intended for short-term traders, not to be held for long holding periods, because the longer a leveraged ETF like QID is held, the more the chances increase that the fund will deviate from its stated objective.Interestingly, market participants have added nearly $181 million to QID this year. Global X MSCI Greece ETF (GREK)Expense Ratio: 0.59%The Global X MSCI Greece ETF (NYSEARCA:GREK) is the only U.S.-listed ETF dedicated to Greek equities. After years of being saddled by austerity measures and borrowing billions from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU), Greece is finally on the right fiscal path.GREK is up nearly 22% year-to-date, indicating investors view this as an ETF to buy."In Q1, the markets were up 15.2% and forecasts put 2019 GDP growth at annualized 2.4%, versus Europe at just 1.3%," said Global X in a recent research note. "Greece's improving growth prospects could portend the start of a virtuous cycle for Greece, making it a standout against the weak backdrop of a sluggish Europe." * 7 Energy Stocks to Buy to Light Up Your Portfolio What makes GREK a risky ETF to buy is, among other factors, a standard deviation of 24%, which is well above the comparable metric on emerging markets and Eurozone benchmarks. Those are relevant comparisons because Greece is a Eurozone member and classified as an emerging market. VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)Expense Ratio: 0.53%Among risky industry and sector ETFs to buy, mining funds are certainly part of that conversation and precious metals mining funds, such as the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDXJ) are among the best ETFs to buy for risk-tolerant investors.GDXJ is a fine ETF to buy for an active, risk-aware trader looking to make a bet on rising gold prices. One of the risks, however, with gold mining ETFs is that the funds are not always responsive to higher bullion prices. Amplifying the risk profile is that when gold prices decline, shares of miners often overshoot spot gold's declines.Add all that into the wrapper of a small-cap fund and GDXJ is a volatile ETF to buy. The fund's standard deviation of more than 31% is well above that of basic gold funds and traditional small-cap ETFs. iPath Global Carbon ETN (GRN)Expense Ratio: 0.75%The iPath Global Carbon ETN (NYSEARCA:GRN) definitely is not a good ETF for all investors. This niche, lightly traded exchange-traded note (ETN) tracks the Barclays Global Carbon II TR USD Index.That index "is designed to measure the performance of the most liquid carbon-related credit plans. Each carbon-related credit plan included in the index is represented by the most liquid instrument available in the marketplace. The index expects to incorporate new carbon-related credit plans as they develop around the world," according to the issuer. * 10 Cheap Stocks to Buy Now While GRN has low correlations to traditional asset classes, the fund is not for conservative investors due to its history of high volatility. Not to mention, most investors can live without carbon credits in their portfolios. SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP)Expense Ratio: 0.35%For adventurous investors looking for energy sector exposure, the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEARCA:XOP) is one of the best ETFs to buy. XOP can be great when oil prices are trending higher because exploration and production stocks are typically more correlated to crude prices than integrated oil companies.XOP does come with the disclaimer that, as is the case throughout financial markets, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Compared to traditional energy funds that are heavily allocated to stocks like Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX), XOP is significantly more volatile.The added volatility gets compounded when oil prices decline. When that happens, XOP and rival exploration and production ETFs often produce losses that far exceed those of basic energy ETFs. Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares (LABU)Expense Ratio: 1.12%Like the aforementioned QID, the Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares (NYSEARCA:LABU). In the case of LABU, this leveraged funds tries to deliver triple the daily returns of the S&P Biotechnology Select Industry Index, so if that index rises by 1% on a particular day, LABU should jump by 3%.LABU is one of the best ETFs for risk tolerant because it amplifies the combination of biotechnology and volatility. Data confirm as much. Over the past month, LABU is one of Direxion's most volatile bullish leveraged ETFs, a status LABU frequently attains. * The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for May LABU is also one of the best ETFs for aggressive traders to deploy during biotechnology earnings season and around news events such as drug approvals and industry consolidation. What that means is traders should treat LABU like the short-term instrument it is. VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF (CNXT)Expense Ratio: 0.65%Chinese small-caps probably are not the asset class for your retirement portfolio, but the VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF (NYSEARCA:CNXT) is one of the best ETFs for investors seeking tactical exposure to the world's second-largest economy. CNXT fills some useful voids in international portfolios because many traditional China funds focus on large caps whereas this fund focuses on mid- and small-cap stocks.CNXT's underlying index "tracks the performance of the 100 largest and most liquid China A-share stocks listed and trading on the Small and Medium Enterprise ("SME") Board and the ChiNext Board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange," according to VanEck.The weighted average market value of CNXT's 100 holdings is $12.8 billion, putting the fund just inside large-cap territory, but that number is still well below the average market caps found on holdings in traditional China ETFs.CNXT can be a bumpy ride. The fund is up 20% year-to-date, but that's after shedding 18% over the past month.As of this writing, Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Strong Buy Stocks That Tick All the Boxes * 7 Stocks to Buy From the T. Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund * 5 Tech ETFs to Plug In to Big Profits Compare Brokers The post 7 ETFs for Investors With a Gambler's Spirit appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Gold: Analysts Are Bullish despite Weak Performance in 2019(Continued from Prior Part)BMO Capital Markets BMO Capital Markets raised its gold price forecast for 2019 0.8% to $1,293 per ounce in March. The firm is expecting gold prices to average
Gold: Analysts Are Bullish despite Weak Performance in 2019(Continued from Prior Part)Credit Suisse Credit Suisse (CS) is positive about gold prices (IAU) in 2019. The bank expects gold prices to average $1,280 per ounce in 2019 and $1,300 in 2020.
Checking In on Gold Miners Ahead of Their Q1 2019 Results(Continued from Prior Part)Higher multiplesThe chart below compares gold miners’ forward EV[1.enterprise value-to-EBITDA multiples and forward EBITDA margins. Agnico Eagle Mines’ (AEM)
Checking In on Gold Miners Ahead of Their Q1 2019 Results(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ estimates for FCF Investors are usually interested in gold mining companies’ (GDX) (GDXJ) ability to generate FCF (free cash flow), as it helps them
Gold miners and sector-related ETFs strengthened Friday, with gold prices rising to a near two-week high, as the U.S. dollar pulled back on the weak inflation data. Among the best performing non-leveraged ...
AEM Beats Q1 Earnings and Revenue Estimates, Wall Street BullishAgnico Eagle Mines’ Q1 2019 resultsAgnico Eagle Mines (AEM) released its Q1 2019 results yesterday and held the accompanying conference call today. Its earnings per share (EPS) were
Checking In on Gold Miners Ahead of Their Q1 2019 Results(Continued from Prior Part)Ratings and rationaleIn the senior and intermediate gold miner space (GDX) (GDXJ), excluding royalty and streaming companies, analysts are most bullish on Agnico
Why Is Deutsche Bank Bullish on Gold?(Continued from Prior Part)Deutsche Bank upgraded Barrick Gold Barron’s reported that Deutsche Bank (DB) analyst Chris Terry has increased gold’s (GLD) (IAU) target price to $1,350 per ounce for 2019. Due to
How Gold and Gold Miners Performed in Q1(Continued from Prior Part)Agnico Eagle Mines and IAMGOLD Among senior and intermediate gold miners (GDX) (GDXJ), analysts are most bullish on Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM). It has 83% “buy” and 17% “hold”
How Gold and Gold Miners Performed in Q1(Continued from Prior Part)Eldorado Gold’s significant outperformance Eldorado Gold (EGO) significantly outperformed its peers (JNUG) (GDXJ) as well as gold (GLD) in the first quarter with a gain of 60.8%.
How Gold and Gold Miners Performed in Q1(Continued from Prior Part)Barrick Gold’s underperformance Barrick Gold (GOLD) underperformed its senior and intermediate peers (NUGT) (GDXJ) as well as the broader benchmark index (GDX) during the first
Wall Street Is Loving these Five Gold Stocks Lately(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ ratings for IAG IAMGOLD (IAG) comes third, after Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM) and Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM), as far as the most “buy” ratings for gold
Which Senior Gold Miners Are Analysts Loving Lately and Why?Market sentimentsIn this series, we’ll take a look at the market sentiments for senior gold miners. We’ll consider analysts’ recommendations, target prices, and estimates along with
Which Gold Miners Are in Sound Financial Health after 2018?(Continued from Prior Part)Strengthening balance sheetsNot many investors were concerned about gold miners’ (GDX) (GDXJ) financial health when precious metal prices were high. However, as
Which Gold Mining Stocks Could Have Upside Potential in 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Reserve replacement To achieve production growth in the long term, gold miners (GDX) (GDXJ) have to replace every ounce they take out of the ground. Therefore, to
Which Gold Mining Stocks Could Have Upside Potential in 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Long-term production growth The production growth for most miners (GDX) (JNUG) is either declining or flat at best. As the discoveries have become rarer, miners
Can Kinross Gold Stock Rise above Its Issues in 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Liquidity position Kinross Gold’s (KGC) liquidity position at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 reflected its strategic investments. Kinross invested a total of
Can Kinross Gold Stock Rise above Its Issues in 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Reserve replacement Gold miners (GDX) (GDXJ) face the problem of compensating for every ounce they take out of the ground. While mines have finite lives, the companies
Can Kinross Gold Stock Rise above Its Issues in 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Production growthKinross Gold (KGC) produced 610,152 gold equivalent ounces in the fourth quarter, a decline of 6.5% YoY (year-over-year). The major reason for the
Gold and gold miner ETFs are shining through the murky markets as traders turned to the safe haven in response to the weak U.S. payroll data and weakening global economic outlook. Among the best performing ...