Junk Bonds: Proceed, But Stay On The Short End

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Ever since the U.S. economy started pulling itself out of the earnings recession last year, high yield bonds have been the fixed income asset class of choice.
NYSE:JNK May 16, 2017 5:57am

IDV: Time To Consider Adding This 4% Yielder To Your Portfolio

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Investors sifting through U.S. equities for dividends can obtain yields in the 3% range before needing to dip into riskier yields from the likes of MLPs and REITs.
NYSE:IDV May 8, 2017 6:28am

IHI: Keep Riding The Medical Devices Momentum

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Momentum traders have no doubt had the healthcare equipment sector on their radar, and maybe even for some time. While the healthcare and biotech sectors were posting losses in 2016, the medical devices sector bucked the trend with the iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF (IHI) returning more than 9%.
NYSE:IHI April 24, 2017 8:31am

SMDV: Why Your Income Strategy Should Include Small Cap Dividend Aristocrats

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A well-rounded dividend growth strategy should include income from a number of different sources and styles. Not surprisingly, the ETF industry helps address that need by offering well over 100 different funds utilizing dozens of different strategies.
BATS:SMDV April 15, 2017 6:19am

SDY: The Highest Yielding Dividend Aristocrats In One Terrific ETF

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Investors often target dividend aristocrat stocks as a means of generating income from the equity portion of their portfolios. These are the companies that have consistently grown their dividends for many years (20-25 years is the generally accepted requirement) and typically have strong balance sheets, significant cash flows and the ability to continue paying their dividend well into the future.
NYSE:SDY April 10, 2017 4:04pm

The Consumer Discretionary Sector Can Extend A Strong First Quarter Into Q2

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Despite valuations that continue stretch above historical norms, the consumer discretionary sector rode an improved economic environment to become the second best performer in the first quarter.
NYSE:XLY April 2, 2017 6:14am

Europe ETFs Present A Compelling Risk/Reward Tradeoff

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For most of the current decade, the U.S. stock market has been the place to be. In fact, no other major region of the world has even come close to its performance.
BATS:EZU March 27, 2017 1:59pm

Why You Should Be Avoiding Healthcare Service Stocks Right Now

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With a relatively light economic calendar this week, the President’s Obamacare replacement bill (the American Health Care Act if you want to use its formal name, Trumpcare if you don’t) takes center stage as the House is tentatively scheduled to vote on it on Thursday.
NYSE:XHS March 20, 2017 12:55pm

Focus On This ETF That Favors Big Cash Flows

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While every investor loves to search for the next home run, sometimes it’s the most tried and true, common sense strategies that are the most effective. That’s why I’ve been relatively impressed by some of the new ETF offerings being made by Pacer ETFs.
BATS:GCOW March 7, 2017 1:49pm

Trump Tax Reform Could Move This Earnings-Focused ETF

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Donald Trump will make his biggest speech yet as President of the United States Tuesday evening when he addresses a joint session of Congress for the annual State of the Union address. One of the speech’s key talking points will be tax reform and deregulation.
NYSE:EES February 27, 2017 2:51pm

This Biotech ETF Looks Primed To Rally Again

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The biotech sector has gotten a lot of attention lately both in the financial markets and in Washington. The sector, which was one of the worst performing areas of the market in 2016 posting a loss of more than 20%, has started posting gains again and is looking like the rally may be poised to continue.
NASDAQ:IBB February 20, 2017 6:42am

Snap IPO, Twitter Earnings Are Reasons To Stay Away From The Social Media ETF

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Look at how the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NASDAQ:SOCL) has done early in 2017 and you might think that optimism abounds. In a little over a month, the fund is up nearly 10%. Over the past year, it’s up more than 40%. But under the surface, there’s some reason for concern.
NASDAQ:SOCL February 6, 2017 12:48pm

Retail ETFs: Buy Low Opportunity or Avoid?

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There’s a lot going on in the retail sector right now and a lot of it isn’t good. While the S&P 500 sits only about 1% off its highs, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) is more than 12% off its 52 week highs.
NYSE:XRT January 31, 2017 2:31pm

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