October is living up to its reputation as most volatile month of the year for stocks. Just eight trading days into the tenth month of the year, there have already been five S&P 500 moves of at least 1%.
That is a many as investors saw in the prior five months combined, reports Jeff Macke for Yahoo Finance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average “plummeted 272 points on Tuesday, rocketed back 274 points Wednesday and sank more than 330 points (Thursday),” according to Macke.
And there are still three full trading weeks left in October. Chew on that while viewing some of this week’s top stories from the world of exchange traded funds.
Broad Market/Sector ETFs
A look at part of what’s ailing oil services ETFs.
Another ETF that brings dividends and the quality factor together. [Quality and Dividends Meet in This ETF]
GT Advanced bankruptcy unnerves solar ETFs. [GTAT Bankruptcy Stymies Solar ETFs]
Broker-dealer ETFs are trying to make a comeback as trading activity perks up.
Regional bank ETFs could be ready for a real resurgence.
Third-quarter dividend growth could lift these ETFs. [Q3 Dividend Growth Could be a Boon for These ETFs]
Behind the rise of FlexShares. [FlexShares Continues its ETF Ascent]
Tumbling natural gas prices are crushing this ETF.
Utilities live up to defensive reputation in a volatile market. [Utilities ETFs Shine as Market Wilts]