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Why Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks Aren’t as Safe as You Think

By Robert Ross via Iris.xyz. A man pulled a gun on me last week. I was in the Ipanema neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. Ipanema is one of the wealthiest areas of Rio. You get iconic views of the Brazilian shore line and white sand beaches. I was two blocks from Ipanema Beach when a [...]

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If You Invest in Dividend Stocks, Do This to Double Your Returns

By Robert Ross via Iris.xyz. If it seems too good to be true, it usually is. But when I say you can juice your investment returns with the click of a button, it’s the plain truth. I’m talking about reinvesting your dividends. t may seem like a minor thing. But if you’re not doing it, you’re [...]

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The Secure Act and Retirement Accounts

By Rick Kahler via Iris.xyz. A relatively radical bill moving through Congress will mostly eliminate passing on to heirs the benefits of tax-deferred and tax free IRAs. Why haven’t you heard anything about this money grab? Maybe because the bill has so much bipartisan support instead of political drama that the media is not paying [...]

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This Trade War Will Start a Recession, or Worse …

By Patrick Watson via Iris.xyz. The logic of Donald Trump’s multi-front trade war, if there is any, is increasingly obscure. The tangled mix of policies isn’t accomplishing its stated goals and seems unlikely to ever do so. Meanwhile, it hurts the Americans it should supposedly help. Regardless, it’s happening, and it has consequences… none of them [...]

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Please Don’t Buy the Dip in Nvidia or Other Chip Stocks

By Stephen McBride via Iris.xyz. What do an iPhone and Nike sneakers have in common? Both are made by iconic American companies. Both are also made in China. American goods used to be made in America. Then cheap labor transformed China into the “world’s factory.” Today we get 80% of our air conditioners, 70% of TVs, and 60% of [...]

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ETF Of The Week: Materials Fund Spiking

'XLB,' the largest materials ETF, has attracted nearly $1 billion in one week.

 

iShares Adds To Thematic Family

World’s biggest ETF issuer offers a new perspective with ‘megatrends.’

 

How To Access M&A Deals In ETFs

There are two ways to go about getting into this space.  

 

ETF League Table As Of June 13, 2019

State Street Global Advisors had the most inflows of any issuer, by far, on Thursday, June 13, 2019

 

ETFs See $2.5B Inflows On Thursday

U.S. equity ETFs saw most of the gains on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

 

A Moat Investing Strategy To Catch Warren Buffett’s Eye

As a way to better target quality companies, investors can look to an exchange traded fund strategy that screens for companies with a strong economic moat or competitive advantage to keep them protected through any market condition.

 

Chewy Stock Skyrockets in IPO

Chewy shares shot up as much as 85% on Friday morning in a sign that the pet care industry has legs. The solid public debut of the online pet care retailer makes a strong investment case for the pet care industry and funds like the ProShares Pet Care ETF (PAWZ n/a).

 

Consider the Infrastructure Sector as Global Growth Slows

As investors were caught in the throes of May’s volatility, they were seeking quality oriented assets to shield themselves from the wild swings in the prices of U.S. equities. As global growth remains a concern, investors can look to sector-specific plays–one of them being infrastructure.

 

How to Get Tactical With Municipal Bond Exposure

Traditional municipal bond exchange traded funds usually provide exposure to either investment-grade or high-yield bonds, not both, and many of these funds focus on just one duration category, be it short, intermediate or long.

 

iShares Lists Cybersecurity and Genomics ETFs

iShares launched two new thematic ETFs on Thursday that target cybersecurity and genomics, expanding its focus on ETFs that fit into “megatrends.”

 

Warren Buffett's Letter: Big Stock Losses, the U.S. Budget Deficit and Jokes

 

February 23, 2019--The stock market rout that occurred at the end of last year hurt Berkshire Hathaway's 2018 profits, at least on paper.
The conglomerate controlled by Warren E. Buffett suffered losses of $25.4 billion in the fourth quarter, according to Berkshire's annual report that was released on Saturday.

 

Invesco shuts down 19 ETFs

 

February 22, 2019--Invesco has spent years expanding its product range through acquisitions, including takeovers of Guggenheim and OppenheimerFunds, but this week dropped 19 exchange-traded funds from its product list.

 

iShares U.S. ETF Trust files with the SEC

 

February 22, 2019--iShares U.S. ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

 

iShares files with the SEC

 

February 22, 2019--iShares, Inc. has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

 

iShares Trust files with the SEC

 

February 22, 2019--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

 
 
 

June 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

Succinct one-page reports on each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition.

 

These 3 China ETFs are Oversold and Undervalued

 

In little over a week since President Trump’s tweet announcing tariffs on many Chinese goods would rise from 10% to 25%, the 28 Chinese equity funds in our database have lost an average of 10.4%, which is more than double the drop in the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) since then. Many of the Chinese ETFs…

 

May 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for May 2019 is ready for download. This monthly publication has succinct one-page reports on each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition. It helps investors: Evaluate the funds based on investment merit using fundamental data and analysis Compare the Sector SPDRs with…

 

April 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for April 2019 is ready for download. This monthly publication has succinct one-page reports on each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition. It helps investors: Evaluate the funds based on investment merit using fundamental data and analysis Compare the Sector SPDRs with…

 

Is My ETF Priced Right? Look at the Comps.

 

In real estate, buyers and sellers often look to “comps” to help determine a home’s value. Comps are usually an average price at which similar homes in the area have sold in the recent past. Since a home is most people’s largest investment, buyers are keen to get good value for their money. ETF investors…

 
 
 

South Korean firm launches AI ETFs

 

Hyungsik Kim, Qraft Technologies

Beverly Chandler conducts a Q&A interview with South Korea’s Qraft Technologies, led by CEO Hyungsik Kim, pictured. 

 

iShares launches megatrend ETF suite

 

iShares has launched a megatrend investing framework, including a new suite of exchange traded funds (ETFs) designed to capture the structural shifts influencing the future of the global economy and society.

 

Amplify Online Retail ETF given 5-Star Overall Morningstar Rating

 

Amplify ETFs flagship product, the Amplify Online Retail ETF (NASDAQ: IBUY), has received a 5-Star Overall Morningstar Rating, based on risk-adjusted returns among 49 Consumer Cyclical Funds.

 

Fidelity launches new model portfolios with Business Cycle and Factor ETF Strategies

 

Fidelity Investments has launched new business cycle model portfolios and factor ETF model portfolios. These models broaden Fidelity Model Portfolios’ existing lineup with an expanded universe of investment opportunities. 

 

Pressure mounts on fund platforms

 

The investment news this week has been dominated by the suspension of the Equity Income Fund from Neil Woodford with ETF providers and users stepping up to demonstrate the superior nature of the ETF wrapper. This is a big story for our industry with many knock-on effects. Over 10 years on from the financial crisis, it seems extraordinary that a long only mutual fund can cause its investors such harm. 

 
 
 

Why gold mining stocks could soon surge higher

 

From Alan Farley: Gold miners are returning to life after a long slumber and could reward gold bugs and other bulls with superior returns in coming months. Sector gains may be widespread, with participation at all capitalization levels and the potential

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Oil closes lower for the week, despite tanker attacks near the Iranian coast

 

From Martin Baccardax: Global oil prices declined this week, even as tensions in the Gulf region threatened to disrupt supplies and President Donald Trump blamed Iran for a series of attacks on tankers in one of the world’s busiest shipping

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Why does the Dean of Columbia University’s Business School think a rate cut won’t save the markets

 

From John Harwood: KEY POINTS As President Donald Trump’s trade wars rattle investors, Wall Street has reached for a security blanket: new Federal Reserve rate cuts to offset the economic damage. But senior economists from both political parties say it

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Why this chief strategist says the bond market is signaling a top for equities

 

From Carmen Reinicke: Numerous yield-curve inversions are a warning sign that equities are in a topping out process, Societe Generale analyst Albert Edwards wrote in a note Thursday.  Edwards also said the bond market is sending a clear signal that

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Why retail sales rising in May could ease trade-war concerns

 

From Lucia Mutikani: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales increased in May and sales for the prior month were revised higher, suggesting a pick-up in consumer spending that eased fears the economy was slowing down sharply in the second quarter.

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