This Rising Rates ETF Might Not Be The Hedge You Think It Is (FDRR)

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As expected, the Fed kept interest rates where they were at their quarterly meeting this week. The financial markets dipped modestly on the news but quickly rebounded to finish little changed on the day.

NYSE:FDRR September 24, 2017 8:16am

Major Changes Are Coming To The Vanguard REIT Index Fund (VNQ)

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Investors have committed more than $35 billion to the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) making it the 19th largest ETF in the marketplace. Despite its size and success, the fund is about to make some changes and dividend investors might not like it.
NYSE:VNQ September 18, 2017 6:58am

Will The MAGA ETF Make Your Portfolio Great?

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It seemed like just a matter of time before an ETF such as this hit the marketplace. There are ETFs that allow you to invest in drone technology, whiskey producers, video games, and Catholic values. So it shouldn't be surprising that you can now invest based on political views.
BATS:MAGA September 10, 2017 7:42am

A 5-Star Dividend Achiever ETF That’s Flying Under The Radar (RDVY)

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There are a lot of dividend ETFs out there to choose from, but this segment of the marketplace is fairly concentrated. Of the 170 ETFs categorized as dividend ETFs by ETFdb.com, just a dozen have more than $2 billion in assets.
NASDAQ:RDVY September 3, 2017 8:22am

A High Dividend ETF With Safety, Strength And A Solid Yield (HDV)

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I've advocated for funds that focus on dividend aristocrats for some time. They generally represent some of the best and sturdiest companies in the world and provide a degree of income security that many other investments can't.
NYSE:HDV August 24, 2017 6:40am

Choosing This 2% Dividend Over Higher Yielders (DGRW)

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For investors using equities to generate income in their portfolios, there's often too much emphasis placed on a stock's dividend yield. Yield is a function of price, and high yields could simply be the result of a stock price that has dropped due to company performance issues. If prospects remain poor, that dividend yield could be at risk of being cut.
NASDAQ:DGRW August 10, 2017 11:28am

Pairing Dividend Aristocrats With Bank ETFs (NOBL)

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Income seeking investors know all about the dividend aristocrats. Those are the companies that have been raising their dividends for at least 25 straight years. They're ideal for retirees and just about anybody else looking for dividend income in their portfolio because of their predictability.
BATS:NOBL July 27, 2017 6:07am

A Look Inside 2017’s Top Performing ETF (ARKK)

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Tech has been one of this year’s top performing sectors so it shouldn’t be surprising that the year’s top performing fund is tech-focused. The ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) may not be a household name yet but its ability to pick the right stocks at the right time this year is about to put it on quite a few radars.
NYSE:ARKK July 14, 2017 12:09pm

Should Investors Start Considering Robotics As A Core Position? (BOTZ)

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There’s little doubt that robotics and artificial intelligence technology is becoming more and more mainstream by the day. It’s disrupting the manufacturing sector as companies continue replacing human workers with robots that can automate the production process. Hospitals are beginning to use robots to perform delicate procedures.
NASDAQ:BOTZ June 28, 2017 1:46pm

Is Amazon-Whole-Foods Merger The Knockout Blow To Retail? (XRT)

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Amazon (AMZN) has been just about the worst thing to happen to the traditional retail sector in decades, if not longer.
NYSE:XRT June 17, 2017 9:11am

Time To Buy The Dip In The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF)

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Despite an S&P 500 that’s up more than 9% on the year, the financial sector has managed to post only a minor 1% gain in the face of both economic and regulatory headwinds.
NYSE:XLF June 9, 2017 6:30am

Momentum Stocks May Be Settling Up For A Breather (MTUM)

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There’s little doubt that the equity markets have benefited from the recent lack of volatility. The extraordinary calm has allowed the market to continue its slow steady rise that has persisted for much of 2017.
NYSE:MTUM June 1, 2017 2:19pm

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

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