Doug Fabian is the editor of the monthly investment newsletter Successful Investing and is the host of the syndicated radio show, "Doug Fabian's Wealth Strategies." Taking over the reins from his dad, Dick Fabian, back in 1992, Doug has continued to uphold the reputation of the newsletter as the #1 risk-adjusted market timer as ranked by Hulbert’s Investment Digest. Doug published the book “Maverick Investing” and has appeared on CNBC, Fox News and CNN. He also has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Barron’s and other publications.
The industrials sector contains some of the great workhorses of the U.S. economy. Containing about 10% of components on the S&P 500, the corresponding exchange-traded fund (ETF), Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI), invests in large-cap companies in the Industrial Select Sector Index.
Although we have about five weeks left in 2015, its never too early to start thinking about what is on the horizon for next year.
The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF), the fourth exchange-traded fund (ETF) in our current series on select sector ETFs, focuses on one of the larger sections of the S&P 500, with the financial sector amounting to about 16% of that index.
Fed officials took notice recently when the U.S. economy added 271,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate dipped to 5%. Maybe even more important than those positive headline numbers was the average hourly earnings metric, which rose to 2.4% during the month.
I am often asked by readers, radio show listeners and clients about all things exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Why I like them so much, why they are better than mutual funds, why I prefer them to individual stocks, etc.
To continue our trend of presenting highly focused, specific sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) each week, we now turn to the technology sector and the third ETF in our new series.
During the final two trading sessions last week, weve seen a very nice move higher in the major averages.
Funds that focus on specific sectors of the market give investors the ability to focus extensively on one section of the S&P 500.
Funds that focus on specific sectors of the market give investors the ability to focus extensively on one section of the S&P 500. In this case, the sector in question is energy.
This ETF Talk is the first in a new series that will feature funds that focus on specific market sectors and feature the SPDR Select Sector funds of State Street, which I wrote about in an ETF Talk last year. The first exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be discussed is Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV).
What do you get when the dollar is getting weaker due to the growing unlikelihood of a Fed rate hike in 2015?
When it comes to public relations, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) havent had it all too well.
Rounding out the category of the top three emerging market exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for the first half of this year is another Chinese small-cap fund, iShares MSCI China Small-Cap ETF (ECNS).
You call that a downright ugly Q3.
The Chinese market was very strong in the first half of 2015, so it is no surprise that the silver medalist for emerging-market exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in that time period was another Chinese fund: Harvest CSI 500 China A-shares Small Cap ETF (ASHS).
The Federal Reserve decided on Sept. 17 to leave interest rates unchanged, citing recent global economic and financial developments that may restrain economic activity somewhat and are likely to put further downward pressure on inflation in the near term.
This weeks ETF Talk moves on to another new category of top-performing exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
The third-best-performing exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the international equity category during the first half of 2015 has a different focus than its counterparts.
The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged Thursday. Though a slight majority of pundits were predicting that the Fed would do just that, I dont think many had anticipated the reason why the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) kept rates at near-zero.
I am a huge fan of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). In fact, there may be no bigger advocate of these products than me. I love ETFs for multiple reasons, including their transparency, ease of use, low cost and diversity.