Why gold could continue to be a strong performer this year

From Kent Thune: As economic conditions in the U.S. and around the globe continue to deteriorate, some of the best ETFs like SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD) become increasingly important holdings for a diversified portfolio.
NYSE:GLD June 27, 2019 1:19pm

Best Bond ETFs To Consider Buying Now

etfsKent Thune:  Finding fixed-income ETFs is no problem. Picking the best bond ETFs to buy for the fixed-income portion of your portfolio now is a challenge, to say the least.
NYSE:AGG May 2, 2016 3:48pm

A Comeback For Corporate Stock Buybacks?

wall-street-etfKent Thune:  Corporate stock buybacks continue at a rapid pace. But based upon the past year, investors don’t seem to be buying the buybacks trend like they once did.
NYSE:SPY March 28, 2016 4:13pm

Time To Jump Back Into Junk Bonds?

market bondsKent Thune:  Junk bond mutual funds and ETFs recently saw a $5 billion weekly inflow – the biggest surge on record. Is the turnaround for junk bonds sustainable, or is it a trap?
NYSE:HYG March 23, 2016 3:09pm

Are Low-Volatility ETFs A Good Idea?

technical bounceKent Thune:  The recent market volatility and precipitous slide in stock prices shines new light on low-volatility ETFs, a growing segment of the investment securities market.
NYSE:SPLV January 27, 2016 4:52pm

Equal-Weight ETFs: The Best Index Funds?

etfsKent Thune:  Equal-weight indexing has its appealing qualities. But are the equal-weighted exchange-traded funds a smarter alternative to the traditional cap-weighted index funds?
NYSE:RSP October 28, 2015 3:28pm

Best Sectors To Buy In The Fourth Quarter

investingKent Thune:  The third quarter marked the worst quarter for stocks since 2011. But the fourth quarter is beginning to take a different turn. Will the weakest sectors of Q3 turn south again, or will early Q4 momentum carry through the remainder of the year? What sectors will perform best in Q4?
NYSE:XLE October 12, 2015 3:44pm

3 Best ETFs For Undervalued Stocks [Utilities SPDR (ETF), iShares Dow Jones US Financial Svc.(ETF)]

etfsKent Thune:  Are you looking for undervalued stocks to buy now? If so, you may want to consider buying into depressed sectors with exchange-traded funds.
NYSE:IYG August 17, 2015 4:20pm

How The Greek Debt Crisis Affects Your Portfolio [iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund, iShares S&P/Citigroup Intl Trsry Bond]

greeceKent Thune:  Should investors be worried about the debt crisis in Greece? What impact might a Greek default have on your portfolio?
NASDAQ:IGOV June 19, 2015 3:45pm

Best Defensive Sector Funds To Buy Now [Utilities SPDR (ETF)]

money and investingKent Thune: Is now the time to start getting defensive? Like most market-based investing questions, there never really is a definitive answer. Only hindsight will reveal the best time to invest in defensive stocks and defensive sector funds.
NYSE:XLU June 17, 2015 3:06pm

Should You Be Worried About A Crash In Bond Prices? [iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund]

market bondsKent Thune: Friday’s jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department revealed an unexpected surge in U.S. job gains in May. As a result, bond investors are getting nervous, with some headed for the exits and dumping shares on a bet that the Federal Reserve
NYSE:AGG June 9, 2015 4:14pm

Is It Time To Buy Actively Managed Funds? [Health Care SPDR (ETF)]

money and investingKent Thune: The active vs. passive debate is getting louder as “stock pickers” are showing their value in this transitional market environment.
NYSE:XLV June 2, 2015 4:03pm

Should You Hold High-Yield Bond Funds Now? [iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd]

yieldKent Thune: High-yield bond funds and dividend stocks have supported the income needs of investors for several years as government bonds have paid almost nothing. But what happens to high-yield portfolio values in the next crisis?
NYSE:LQD May 26, 2015 4:58pm

Are Floating-Rate Bond Funds A Buy? [PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II]

ratesKent Thune:  With the Federal Reserve prepared to potentially raise interest rates as early as later this year, fixed-income investors have grown increasingly nervous and are now looking for the best way to protect against interest rate risk.
NYSE:BKLN May 15, 2015 4:57pm

The 3 Best ETFs Of Q1 2015

etfsKent Thune: In this review of the best ETFs of the first quarter of 2015, we won’t be looking to chase after short-term trends. Instead, we’ll dig beneath the surface of high returns to see what clues and insights we can find about the coming quarters.
NYSE:RZG April 6, 2015 3:25pm

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