Gold Miners Are Taking A Big Hit As Global Equities Surge

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From Zacks: Gold mining stocks and ETFs declined almost universally on Tuesday. Some companies have seen major drops based on recently-reported earnings, but overall, the gold sector is down as a whole amid new European Union optimism.
NYSE:GDX April 26, 2017 7:23am

Are Semiconductor ETFs Safe To Buy Again?

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From Zacks: Semiconductor stocks were the star performers of the broader technology space in 2016 thanks to upbeat earnings, consolidation activities and innovative technologies.
NASDAQ:SOXX April 25, 2017 6:31am

BlackRock’s Massive Q1 ETF Inflows Propelled Its Earnings Higher

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From Zacks: BlackRock Inc. (BLK - Free Report) reported adjusted earnings of $5.25 per share in the first quarter of 2017, crushing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $4.94 and improving 24% from the year-ago quarter. The company recorded a 100 basis point rise in margins.
NYSE:BLK April 24, 2017 6:34am

Telecom ETFs Draw Attention After Verizon’s Lackluster Earnings Results

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From Zacks: Shares of Verizon Communications (VZ - Free Report) dropped 1.08% at market close on Thursday, April 21, 2017. The company reported a 7.8% sequential decrease in revenues.
NYSE:VOX April 23, 2017 6:38am

Despite A Recent Bounce, Investors Better Off Avoiding Turkey ETF For Now

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From Zacks: Turkey held a referendum on Sunday, April 16, 2017 per the results of which the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are set to increase manifold.
NYSE:TUR April 21, 2017 8:23am

Emerging Market Bond ETFs Prove Incredibly Popular

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From Zacks: Gone are the days when emerging bond ETFs required the fund manager’s active technique. These markets were believed to highly volatile and crammed with political upheavals. But the latest trading pattern and investors’ outlook say a different story.
NYSE:EMB April 20, 2017 10:29am

Will Trump’s Policies Help Or Hurt The U.S. Dollar?

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From Zacks: The U.S. dollar has been in the spotlight since before the presidential election. Initially what Donald Trump delivered in speeches was mostly “inward looking”. Many research organizations then believed that Trump’s policies may hinder U.S. growth and thus may cause an upheaval in the dollar.
NYSE:UUP April 13, 2017 10:59am

Gold ETFs In Focus Amid Bullish Geopolitical Tensions, Bearish Fed

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From Zacks: Gold investing is in a tug of war between two opposing forces – geopolitical tensions and a hawkish Fed. On the one hand, flared up of geopolitical risks and mixed job data for the month of March are trying to trigger market risks and the resultant safe-haven rally.
NYSE:IAU April 12, 2017 7:43am

Consider These ETFs If The Fed Starts Unwinding Its Balance Sheet

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From Zacks: After closing its asset repurchase program in October 2014 and hiking interest rates thrice from December 2015 to March 2017, the Fed is now on its way to reduce its $4.5-trillion balance sheet as soon as this year.
NYSE:SPHD April 7, 2017 7:10am

How To Use TIPS Funds To Hedge Against Inflation

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From Zacks: The United States has been striving to reach its 2% inflation target. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point for the first time since 2006 in December 2015. This step was taken after keeping interest rates at near zero levels since the 2008-09 crisis.
NYSE:TIP April 5, 2017 7:16am

Silver’s Renewed Bull Market Appears To Be Intact

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From Zacks: The withdrawal of the healthcare bill on Friday, March 24, 2017 raised investors’ concerns on whether President Trump will be able to fulfill his other promises of tax cuts and deregulation. This resulted to uncertainty this past week.
NYSE:SLV April 4, 2017 7:53am

Opportunities — And Dangers — Abound In Emerging Markets

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From Zacks: The Emerging Market ETFs corner has been a revelation in 2017. Despite concerns over the “Trump Effect” on emerging market economies, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index is up more than 12% on a year-to-date basis, easily outpacing gains of 5.46% for the S&P 500 and 6.03% for the MSCI World Index.
NYSE:PAK April 3, 2017 6:28am

This Tiny Early-Stage Biotech ETF Was Q1’s Best Performing Fund

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From Zacks: After being stressed by the twin attacks of higher drug pricing and increased regulatory scrutiny, the biotech sector has made a strong comeback in the first quarter of 2017.
NASDAQ:BBC March 31, 2017 9:38am

The Future Looks Bright For Gold Mining ETFs

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From Zacks: Gold prices have been trending upward since March 16, as dollar nosedived to a fresh five-week low with the US Federal Reserve signaling at a slower pace of increase this year.
NYSE:GDX March 30, 2017 8:33am

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