November 25th at 5:00pm by Tom Lydon
As bellicose rhetoric grow more vociferous for greater action in the Middle East, investors may turn to the aerospace and defense industry and sector-related exchange traded funds to capitalize on the increased government spending. Over the past three months, the iShares U.S. Aerospace &...
November 25th at 4:30pm by Tom Lydon
U.S. companies recently revealed their largest annual profit decline since the recession, suggesting that the economy and stock exchange traded funds are moving toward the late-cycle phase. Corporate America's profits dropped to $2.1 trillion in the third quarter, or down 1.1% from the second...
November 25th at 4:00pm by Tom Lydon
While the U.S. auto industry may begin to taper off, foreign automobile makers could pick up the slack on a weaker U.S. dollar, supporting the global auto-sector exchange traded fund. The First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund (NasdaqGM: CARZ), which provides access to global automobile...
November 25th at 2:00pm by Tom Lydon
Weakening global growth and the strong U.S. dollar have weighed on demand for raw materials and pressured commodities-related exchange traded funds, with a major commodity index now trading near a 16-year low. The broad commodities market has been trending lower. Year-to-date, the GreenHaven...
November 25th at 1:30pm by Tom Lydon
Currency-hedged Eurozone exchange traded funds bounced Wednesday as the euro weakened and European markets strengthened on speculation the European Central Bank is considering additional bond purchases and fining banks to deter cash hoarding. On Wednesday, the iShares MSCI EMU ETF (NYSEArca:
November 25th at 9:00am by Tom Lydon
The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF) and rival financial services exchange traded funds are receiving increased positive attention as advisors and investors come to grips with the fact that the Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates next month. However, there is another...
November 25th at 8:30am by Tom Lydon
As the Federal Reserve moves closer to boosting interest rates for the first time in nine years, the U.S. dollar is gaining strength, punishing commodities in the process. Gold and gold exchange traded funds are not exceptions to this rule. For example, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD),...
November 25th at 8:00am by Tom Lydon
While U.S. companies have boosted their cash payouts to shareholders, income-minded investors are still seeking out attractive foreign dividend stock and related exchange traded funds. Some advisors are looking overseas for high yields and renewed dividend growth. Dividends help investors...