|Bid||0.00 x 1400|
|Ask||0.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||141.91 - 142.77|
|52 Week Range||119.35 - 151.84|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.03|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.04%|
Will Iron Ore Breach $100 in the Wake of Vale's Dam Collapse?(Continued from Prior Part)Iron ore prices and mill margins So far in this series, we’ve discussed how Vale’s (VALE) dam disaster has breathed new life into iron ore and why this could
What Drove Your Energy Portfolio This Week?US crude oil fell on February 7 On February 7, US crude oil March futures fell 2.5% and settled at $52.64 per barrel. On the same day, the European Commission lowered the GDP growth rate for the European
Will Natural Gas Rise from Almost a Ten-Month Low?(Continued from Prior Part)Required fall in inventoriesOn February 7, the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) is scheduled to release its natural gas inventory report for the week ending
Analysts Are Turning Positive on CLF ahead of Its 2018 Results(Continued from Prior Part)Financial leverageCleveland-Cliffs (CLF) has come a long way with respect to its debt levels. Its debt spiraled due to acquisitions at the peak of the cycle.
Warren Buffett versus David Einhorn: Who's Right about Apple?(Continued from Prior Part)Warren Buffett In the previous article, we looked at the top five holdings of multibillionaire investor Warren Buffett’s investment company, Berkshire Hathaway
The linchpin of the Bucket Approach is one to two years' worth of living expenses set aside in cash instruments. By using broad-based index funds, you can easily determine which holdings to peel back on and where to add. Because many retirees have large shares of their portfolios in low-returning investments like cash and bonds, focusing on very low-cost investments is an easy way to enhance take-home returns.
Note: This article is part of Morningstar's 2019 Portfolio Tuneup week. The past few decades have brought huge challenges for retirees and pre-retirees: two market crashes, the ebbing away of pension plans, and dramatically declining interest rates (which are finally starting to head back up). The Bucket approach to retirement planning doesn't solve all of those problems.
Note: This article is part of Morningstar's 2019 Portfolio Tuneup week. The largest ETFs are utilitarian index trackers covering broad swaths of the market, just as traditional funds do. The cost advantage that can accompany ETFs (or traditional index funds) can also be a boon to conservative investors.
Note: This article is part of Morningstar's 2019 Portfolio Tuneup week. A version of this article appeared on Jan. 26, 2018. Safety and quality are the watchwords of my conservative bucket portfolio, geared toward older retirees with a time horizon of 15 years or fewer.
Our Practical Investing columnist, Kathy Kristof, invests in a "smart" index fund that hasn't proven all that bright through the recent dark days of the market.
January’s Jobs Report: Analysts' Expectations(Continued from Prior Part)Fed watching jobs report closely Fed policymakers are watching the job data closely. The data give the Fed insight as to whether the US economy (SPY) (IVV) is strong enough to
January’s Jobs Report: Analysts' Expectations(Continued from Prior Part)US job additions in DecemberThe US (IVV) (QQQ) non-farm payrolls were at 312,000 for December, which beat economists’ consensus of 180,000 by a huge margin. The major gains
January’s Jobs Report: Analysts' ExpectationsUS jobs reportThe Department of Labor (VTI) is scheduled to release the January employment data on February 1. The report’s immediate market-moving impact declined after Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s
Gold’s Long-Term Outlook Is Upbeat despite Short-Term Headwinds(Continued from Prior Part)Gold’s bright outlook As we’ve discussed in the previous parts of this series, most analysts and market participants believe that gold (GLD) (NUGT) has a
Over the last decade, the ETF emerged as one of the most popular investment vehicles. “ETF” stands for exchange-traded fund, which is a type of security that tracks an index, bonds, commodities, currencies, ...
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Could January Be the Best Month in a Year for the S&P 500?The start of market turmoilThe S&P 500 Index (SPY) ended September 2018 on a mixed note with a rise of 0.4%. Other key indexes the NASDAQ Composite Index (QQQ) (VTI) and the Dow Jones