10 Best ETF Strategist Stories of the Week (May 9-13)

Each week ETFtrends.com publishes news, commentary and strategist stories surrounding the world of exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Here’s a look at the Top 10 ETF Strategist Stories of the Week for May 9-13, 2016:

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1) Sector Watch: Tactical Investment Opportunities Around Q1 Earnings Season

A key component of successful goals-based investing is to think opportunistically. Tactical investment strategies designed to capture upside returns and minimize downside risk are integral to investors’ ability to grow, protect and spend their wealth in pursuit of their unique goals. Read more >>

2) Some Things Never Change in Investing…or Do They?

A popular debate in the asset management industry is “passive” vs. “active” investing.  Index-based investment vehicles have gathered a significant amount of assets over the last decade, to the detriment of active investing, perpetuating this debate even further. Read more >>

3) Asset Allocations: Looking To Real Estate Investment Trusts

In our latest adjustment to the asset allocation portfolios, we added to the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) positions in three of the four models. One of the reasons we remain friendly to this asset class has been the steady increase in rental income. Read more>>

4) Why Volatility Can Be a Drag for Investors

Read the fine print of the disclosures of a leveraged exchange traded fund (ETF) and you’ll probably come across something like the following: “This leveraged ETF seeks a return that is +200% or -200% of the return of its benchmark index for a single day.  The ETF should not be expected to provide double or negative twice times the return of the benchmark’s cumulative return for periods greater than a day.” Read more >>

5) Experiencing Economic Vertigo: How to Stomach Market Indigestion