How To Pick The Best ETFs (VOO)

From David Fabian: The investment universe is littered with articles touting the advantages of various funds or strategies. I should know. I have written for the last five years about the characteristics of ETFs and closed-end funds that we consider for our clients. Some pass my rigorous test, while others are weeded out through careful analysis.
NYSE:VOO June 6, 2017 6:32am

What Investors Need To Know As We Head Into Summer (VOO)

From Invesco: Investors have no shortage of headlines to absorb as we approach the summer months. Below, I highlight five key takeaways from last week — featuring a new federal budget proposal — and preview two questions that will be answered this week concerning jobs and productivity.
NYSE:VOO May 31, 2017 6:20am

Weak Dollar, Valuations, & Budget Deficit Signal Potential U.S. Equity Underperformance

From Bryce Coward, CFA: With the USD now about 5% off its January peak and having made a series of four lower lows and lower highs, it’s fair to say that the period of US dollar strength we witnessed for most of 2016 has come and gone.
NYSE:VOO May 16, 2017 1:09pm

Big Money Is Pouring Back Into All The Major S&P 500 ETFs

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows report, which today sees major inflows back into both small and large cap equities funds and financials, along with continued pain for volatility-linked ETPs.
NYSE:VOO May 1, 2017 12:39pm

Stocks Are Long Overdue For A Major Pullback

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From Mike Burnick: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose for the 12th-straight trading session on Monday. That’s a rare feat the Dow hasn’t achieved in three decades. The last time it happened was, gulp, 1987!
NYSE:VOO March 3, 2017 6:30am

$40 Billion Flowed Into U.S. ETFs, Led By VOO, In January After Record ’16

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U.S.-listed ETFs saw a massive $40.1 billion worth of inflows in January 2017, according to recently-tallied data, as strong demand for U.S. equities, emerging markets, and corporate bonds kicked the year off on a bullish note.
NYSE:VOO February 2, 2017 1:00pm

Here’s Where The Markets Stand After Today’s Trump-Fueled Pullback

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From Chris Ciovacco: Uncertainties created by President Trump’s curbs on travel and immigration contributed to a selloff in stocks Monday. The monthly S&P 500 chart below allows us to filter out some of the day-to-day volatility.
NYSE:VOO January 30, 2017 1:36pm

Money Is Flowing Out Of SPY And Into Competing VOO Instead

Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial in his daily fund flows update points out continued outflows from the world's largest ETF, but perhaps corresponding inflows into one of its main competitor funds.
NYSE:VOO January 18, 2017 1:22pm

Higher Capital Spending In 2017 Could Be A Boon For Industrials, Tech

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From Vadim Zlotnikov: Capital spending, which slowed sharply this year, may be poised for a rebound in 2017. That could be good news for certain cyclical sectors—provided governments make good on their plans to boost fiscal stimulus.
NYSE:VOO December 30, 2016 9:27am

Forget Everything You Know About Presidential Elections

hillary-clintonSo here we are, eight days before America picks its poison, with most national polls showing a win for Hillary Clinton. If she pulls it off, she’ll become not only the first woman and first first lady to rise to the country’s highest office but also the first Democrat to succeed another two-term Democrat since Martin Van Buren succeeded Andrew Jackson in 1837.
NYSE:VOO October 31, 2016 12:50pm

Is Stock Picking Really Dead?

Confused investorFrom Stephen Mauzy: It may not have flatlined yet, but according to The Wall Street Journal in an Oct. 17 missive titled “The Dying Business of Picking Stocks,” it’s on life support. Investors are abandoning stock picking and embracing passive investing.
NYSE:VOO October 19, 2016 9:54am

Here’s Why the S&P 500 Could Be Setting Up for a Huge Rally

Bull statueTechnical analyst Taki Tsaklanos examines the S&P 500 chart and comes away with a very bullish conclusion about where stocks are headed over the next 12 to 18 months.
NYSE:IVV October 4, 2016 7:16am

There’s an ETF for Every Investor and Trader

Image of a boomerangDeutsche Bank's Sebastian Mercado recently examined the differences between ETF investors and ETF traders, and the distinctions he drew should prove useful for both camps.
NYSE:VOO August 9, 2016 4:26pm

Active Management is Dead as Investors Flock to These Index Funds

Image of empty airport chairsDavid Fabian: If there has been one dominant force over the latter stages of this bull market, it has been the switch from active to passive investment management.
NYSE:VOO August 8, 2016 10:49am

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