In a week marked by a Federal Reserve meeting and the subsequent speculation regarding when the central bank will finally raise interest rates (some think June, but there is still talk of a September “lift off”), U.S. stocks notched impressive gains.
Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) entered the Dow Jones Industrial Average mid-week and the blue chip index climbed nearly 2% on the week. The S&P 500 climbed more than 2% while the Nasdaq Composite added nearly 3% and is trading over the much ballyhooed 5,000 level.
Oil prices and the euro surged Friday, adding to the late-week risk-on rally. With that we head to some of the week’s biggest stories from the world of exchange traded funds.
Broad Market/Sector ETFs
Healthcare ETFs keep on grinding higher. [Behind the Sturdiness of Healthcare ETFs]
Small-cap ETFs now offer dividend growth. [The Dividend Growth Story of Small-Cap ETFs]
Beat rising interest rates with ETFs tracking cash-rich sectors.
Healthcare ETFs see rapid asset growth. [Investors Keep Piling Into Healthcare ETFs]
The right energy equity ETF for value investors.
Rising interest rates are welcome relief for insurance ETFs. [Insurance ETFs Like Rising Yields]
Alibaba ETFs deal with lockup expiration with aplomb.