Airlines

Investors may find cheap valuations and improved fundamentals in the airline industry and sector-related exchange traded fund. On the recent webcast, Why Airlines Have Been Soaring to Record Profits, Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at U.S. Global Investors, argues that the airline industry could fly as many economic factors continue to bolster the […]

The falling crude oil prices have supported airline stocks and the sector-related exchange traded fund, but other factors may help keep the industry flying. On the upcoming webcast, Why Airlines Have Been Soaring to Record Profits, Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at U.S. Global Investors,  and Darryl Genovesi, Equity Research Analyst at UBS, […]

The airline industry and sector-related exchange traded fund are flying higher after Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) revealed a strong third quarter and plans to streamline its business. The U.S. Global Jets ETF (NYSEArca: JETS) was up 0.5% Wednesday while DAL was 1.6% higher. DAL makes up 12.0% of JETS’ underlying portfolio, the third largest […]

If you think the airline industry is struggling due to decreased airfare costs, think again. Although ticket costs have recently declined, you’ve probably noticed that the industry has found other ways to raid your pockets. They’re profiting from the combination of booked flights with passengers that are willing to pay for internet, video consoles, movies, […]

The airline industry and related exchange traded fund were soaring as bargain hunters help put a little more wind under the sector’s wings. The U.S. Global Jets ETF (NYSEArca: JETS) gained 2.8% Wednesday. Over the past week, JETS rose 2.5%. The airline stocks were higher Wednesday as investors jumped on the cheaper valuations after the […]

I do the “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch every week on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. On Thursday, I highlighted the U.S. Global Jets ETF (NYSEArca: JETS). Lower costs, rising air travel and potentially greater revenue in the second half of the year could provide […]

In the first seven months of 2015, the S&P 1500 Airline index declined 11%, as we think investors focus on capacity additions with a worrying eye.  However, S&P Capital IQ thinks that airline execs have learned from past costly mistakes on adding too much capacity and forecasts 2015 as a record profitability year, driven by […]

As the exchange traded fund universe continues to expand, newer ETFs have become more focused. Among the most popular recent launches, offerings that target popular market segments or provide a customized strategy have been able to attract greater interest. For starters, the iShares Exponential Technologies ETF (NYSEArca: XT) has been the fastest growing new ETF […]

The airline industry has been stuck on the tarmac this year, but the sector-related exchange traded fund could take off as profits soar on revenue growth and lower input costs. “S&P Capital IQ thinks that airline execs have learned from past costly mistakes on adding too much capacity and forecasts 2015 as a record profitability […]

The airline industry and related exchange traded fund are hitting some turbulence, but the sector outlook improves later this year. The U.S. Global Jets ETF (NYSEArca: JETS), which tracks players in the global airline industry, dipped 2.9% Monday but rose 1.2% over the past month. Along with mirroring the market sell-off in response to the […]

The global airline industry is trading at cheap valuations relative to the broader market and could take off as carriers increase efficiency to lower costs and more people around the globe travel abroad. On the recent webcast, Why Airline stocks May Still Have Room to Fly: It’s Not Just About Oil, Helane Becker, managing director […]

It had been nearly two years since investors had a dedicated airline exchange traded fund to consider, but the U.S. Global Jets ETF (NYSEArca: JETS) changed that when it debuted in late April. With profits soaring and valuations low, now could be the time for advisors and tactical investors to consider examining JETS. On the […]

After a lackluster first quarter, the U.S. economy could pick up steam, and investors can capitalize on the faster growth through cyclical stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds. “As earnings move slowly higher, the market should generally rise in that direction,” David Kostin, chief U.S. equity strategist for Goldman Sachs, said on CNBC. “So from […]

Close to 80 exchange traded funds have come to market this year. With the SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF (NYSEArca: TOTL) being one possible exception, few new ETFs have received as much fanfare and media attention as the U.S. Global Jets ETF (NYSEArca: JETS). The buzz surrounding JETS is understandable. Prior to its debut […]

Exchange traded fund investors will be able to track the broad airline industry once again as U.S. Global Investors launches its first ETF. ETF Series Solution and U.S. Global Investors, Inc. launched the U.S. Global Jets ETF (NYSEArca: JETS) on Thursday. The new Jets ETF will try to reflect the performance of the U.S. Global […]

Airline industry and sector-related exchange traded funds could hit some headwinds as a strong dollar, rising overseas capacity and fuel prices could impede their path. Michael Linenberg, an analyst with Deutsche Bank, lowered his outlook on American Airlines (NYSE: AAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and United Continental Holding (NYSE: UAL), Financial Times reports. While there […]

While the airline industry and related transportation exchange traded funds have benefited from cheap oil prices, rising energy costs could dampen the rosy outlook. There are currently no airline-specific ETFs on the market, but investors can still gain exposure to the sub-sector through transportation funds. Fo r instance, airlines makes up 16.5% of the iShares […]

With fuel costs at their lowest in over five years, airplane-related transportation exchange traded funds could continue to soar during a typically slow period for vacationing. While there are no longer any airline industry-specific ETFs on the market – although, that may be subject to change soon, investors can still get their fill with investors […]

After the Guggenheim airline exchange traded fund was grounded back in 2013, investment interest for airliners soared in 2014, and now ETF Series Solutions, a white label ETF service provider, is bringing back the sub-sector theme. According to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission exemptive relief filing, ETF Series Solution and U.S. Global Investors, Inc. […]

Oil prices are tumbling and that is excellent news for airline stocks, a scenario of which many investors are already aware. Year-to-date, shares of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) are up nearly 70%. Shares of Southwest (NYSE: LUV) have more than doubled. United Continental (NYSE: UAL) is up 68.4% while American Airlines (NYSE: AAL) has […]

The U.S. economy will strengthen from falling crude oil prices as consumers are left with more spending money to spread around, with airline, automobile and retail sector-related exchange traded funds to likely benefit the most. “Low oil prices, which in turn have sent gas prices lower, are great news for the overall economy,” Anthony Grisanti, […]

After U.S. health officials announced the first confirmed Ebola patient who flew to Dallas from Liberia, transportation-sector exchange traded funds plunged Wednesday, with airline stocks under heavy pressure. While there are no longer any airline-specific ETFs on the market, the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) and the SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (NYSEArca: XTN) both […]

The falling oil prices are providing airline stocks, along with related transportation sector exchange traded funds, an unexpected tailwind. While there are no airline-specific ETFs on the market, the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) and the SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (NYSEArca: XTN) both provide airline industry exposure without the commitment or risks of a […]

After years of belt tightening, Americans are now opening up their wallets. As spending rises, travel and discretionary-related exchange traded funds could experience continued strength. Over the July 4 weekend, about 34.8 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more, up from 34.1 million last year and the most since 2007, Bloomberg reports. […]

The quality factor that serves as the backdrop for a growing number of alternatively-weighted exchange traded funds is often associated with dividends. That makes sense. A company’s ability to not only sustain, but grow payouts can highlight management quality and balance sheet integrity. An increasing number of ETFs are marrying the quality and dividend concepts […]

Winter storms across the U.S. are having a crippling effect on the economy, with some sector exchange traded funds slowing down as businesses come to a standstill. The unruly weather system has closed schools and business, made driving treacherous and cancelled thousands of flights. Analysts warn that the raging winter storm could further pressure the […]

With shares of US Airways (NYSE: LCC) down 9.5% on volume that is more than 11 times the daily average, it is probably a good thing that airline ETFs no longer exist. Chances are those funds, if they were alive today, would be getting clobbered on news that the Justice Department is attempting to block […]

Hurricane Sandy, the perfect storm or “Frankenstorm,” is expected to leave billions in damages along its wake as it ravages through the Northeast. When the markets start trading again, sector exchange traded funds investors will have to keep an eye on a couple of key areas. Trang Ho for Investor’s Business Daily outlines five sectors […]

An ETF that is likely overlooked due to low average daily trading volume of 4,600 shares is Guggenheim Airline ETF (NYSEArca: FAA), which is also unique in its niche as being the “only game in town” in delivering exposure to this specific sub-sector. FAA tracks the NYSE ARCA Global Airline Index and currently the top […]

The exchange traded fund that tracks airliner companies has taken off as summer revelers fill seats and lower fuel prices provide relief for the industry. Guggenheim Airline (NYSEArca: FAA) gained 6.7% over the past month and is up 19.8% year-to-date. According to a press release, U.S. airlines posted a profit of $518 million in the […]