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Institutional Investor(s) Use the Convertible Bond ETF to Participate Without Chasing

Institutional Investor(s) Use the Convertible Bond ETF to Participate Without Chasing

There have been precious few opportunities to purchase U.S. stock weakness over the last seven months. Specifically, the smallest dips have reversed course quickly, always finding a way to grind higher. On the other hand, some exchange-traded vehicles along the more modest rung of the risk ladder have caught the attention of institutional buyers. Consider SPDR [...] [...more]

Bond ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Special Sectors ETFs, US Markets and ETFs Comments (0)

Domestic ETF Risk Taking Vibrant, International ETF Risk Taking Constrained

Domestic ETF Risk Taking Vibrant, International ETF Risk Taking Constrained

The S&P 500 has not merely been resilient in its six consecutive weeks of gains. The celebrated U.S. stock benchmark has been unstoppable in its 8.3% unrealized run-up. Granted, nearly everyone expects a period of mild selling activity (a.k.a. “a breather”). Indeed, history certainly suggests that unbridled enthusiasm usually gets a reality check or three. The [...] [...more]

Asia ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Emerging Market ETFs, Europe ETFs, Health ETFs, Industrial ETFs, International ETFs, Internet ETFs, Latin America ETFs, Middle East ETFs, Technology ETFs, Telecom ETFs, US Markets and ETFs Comments (0)

Fear ETFs and Risk ETFs Simultaneously Hit 52-Week Highs

Fear ETFs and Risk ETFs Simultaneously Hit 52-Week Highs

How confident should you be about¬†Democrats and Republicans reaching an accord on raising the debt ceiling? Confident enough. Don’t get me wrong. I always have my stop-limit orders protecting key ETF positions. It’s just that the bond market as well as the stock market both agree… a deal will get done. 10-year treasury yields are still offering¬†a [...] [...more]

Bond ETFs, Commodity ETFs, Currency ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Energy ETFs, Large Cap ETFs, Technology ETFs, US Markets and ETFs Comments (0)

Low Risk Sector ETFs Are Not Participating In The Rally

Low Risk Sector ETFs Are Not Participating In The Rally

Higher beta sectors are responsible for pushing¬†the popular U.S. stock¬†benchmarks through the proverbial roof. Dow 11,000… done. S&P 500¬†reaching 1200 and beyond… check. Yet low beta sectors are not just underperforming, they’re being abandoned. Specifically, the low-risk trinity of Staples (XLP), Health Care (XLV) and Utilities (XLU) looks as though¬†they’re being cast aside altogether. Through mid-day on [...] [...more]

Consumer ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Energy ETFs, Financial ETFs, Health ETFs, Industrial ETFs, International ETFs, Large Cap ETFs, Materials ETFs, Retail ETFs, Technology ETFs, US Markets and ETFs, Utilities ETFs Comments (0)

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