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The Most Loved and Hated ETFs of 2018

From Sweta Killa: The global stock market logged in the worst year since 2008, losing around $13 trillion in market capitalization in 2018. U.S.-China trade woes and slower global growth were the major culprits. Rising interest rates in the United States, worries about increased regulation of the technology sector, political malaise in Europe and slowing growth in […]

How Much More Will Stocks Bounce?

From Bryce Coward, CFA: The selling over recent weeks has been fast and intense, providing investors almost no relief. This type of short-term selling pressure has reached fever pitch levels that is usually indicative of some sort of relief rally, even if the ultimate lows are still ahead of us.

Why ESG Ratings Matter

From BlackRock: Credible approaches to ratings of companies’ environmental, social and governance behavior performs a unique service for investors by revealing data that traditional financial analysis doesn’t capture.

6 Reasons Why Texas Trumps All Other U.S. Economies

As many of you reading this know, I’m what you would call a Tex-Can. I was born and raised in Canada, but I’ve called Texas home for nearly 30 years. I can’t picture U.S. Global Investors headquartered anywhere else, even after traveling to all parts of the country and, indeed, the world. 

Difficult Market Spooks Investors

From Chris Vermeulen: We have been following the news cycles for many months regarding the prognosticators that believe “the sky is falling” in the global markets and we find it interesting to see how quickly the bulls turn to bears when the market rotates 4~5% or more.

Is A 1987-Like Crash Imminent?

From Chris Ciovacco: The 1987 stock market crash occurred on Monday, October 19. The week before was marked by high fear and heavy selling, with the S&P 500 shedding 9.12% between Monday, October 12, and Friday, October 16, 1987.

Goldman Sachs: If Stocks Drop, The Economy Will Too

From Tyler Durden: In addition to boosting the intangible “wealth effect” by raising consumer confidence and encouraging spending, rising stock prices have a benign effect on the broader economy by directly stimulating US economic growth and GDP. And vice versa: when stocks drop, tightening financial conditions, US GDP is impacted adversely.