Savvy Asset Allocation For The Income Investor

inflationLawrence Meyers:  When you are designing a long-term portfolio, one of the trickiest elements is properly allocating your chosen asset classes. This is particularly challenging if your long-term portfolio is geared more towards what an income investor desires,
NYSE:IDV November 16, 2015 4:26pm

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

This Utilities ETF Is Poised To Rally

utility 300X600Rick Pendergraft:   Over the last few days, the scans that I run on a nightly basis have not produced a great number of stocks on either the bullish or bearish side of the equation. Last night’s scan only had six stocks on the bullish list and three of the six stocks were utilities stocks.
NYSE:VPU September 15, 2015 4:59pm

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

Time To Buy High-Yield Dividend Investments [Alerian MLP, Utilities SPDR (ETF)]

yieldSteve Mauzy: It’s the worst of times, it’s the best of times. I say that in regards to dividend investing, and with due apologies to Charles Dickens for mangling his famous “A Tale of Two Cities” introduction.
NYSE:AMLP August 14, 2015 2:44pm

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

How Long Will Equity Income ETFs Remain Strong? [Vanguard REIT ETF, Utilities SPDR (ETF)]

wall-street-etfMichael Fabian: With nearly every major index giving back the majority of its 2014 gains during the month of October, have interest-rate-sensitive stocks sidestepped the volatility altogether or have they merely postponed the inevitable?
NYSE:PFF November 11, 2014 5:43pm

Stepping Inside Sector Strength During The October Rally [Utilities SPDR (ETF), Health Care SPDR (ETF)]

octoberCorey Rosenbloom: When we see large price movements in the market – like our recent strong rally over the last week – we can break down the picture into smaller pieces by looking at “Sector Strength.”
NYSE:XLU October 23, 2014 4:27pm

Protect Your Portfolio With These Utility ETFs [Utilities SPDR (ETF), First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fnd (ETF)]

utility 300X600Eric Dutram:  There is no question any more, markets are on a shaky footing. Seemingly every sector is facing some degree of weakness, while concerns are building about global growth and the impact of a strong dollar as well.
NYSE:FXU October 7, 2014 4:08pm

Mistakes To Avoid With Your ETF Portfolio [Utilities SPDR (ETF), Consumer Discretionary SPDR (ETF)]

ETFsDavid Fabian: A little over a year ago I wrote a well-received article about the 5 mistakes to avoid with your ETF portfolio. The tips ranged from not falling in love with your ETFs to trade execution and tax consequences.
NYSE:SPHB September 24, 2014 4:43pm

Can Utility ETFs Regain Their Lost Momentum? [Utilities SPDR (ETF)]

etfs etfsSomebody’s pain is often someone else’s gain, and the utility sector seems to be no exception. After the U.S. economy recorded impressive job growth this June indicating the best performance since September 2008, many global investors, along with renowned
NYSE:IDU July 15, 2014 3:50pm

Boring Market? Be Careful What You Wish For [Utilities SPDR (ETF), Consumer Discretionary SPDR (ETF)]

bearbull21David Fabian: The word around the financial community right now is “boring”. The stock market has entered a phase of miniscule price movements, low volume metrics, a multi-year low in volatility, and uncertain economic data. In short, equities are boring
NYSE:SPY June 4, 2014 3:25pm

3 Ways To Play Summer Trends And Boost Your Portfolio [Utilities SPDR, iShares Dow Jones US Healthcare, iShares Dow Jones US Technology]

three 3As temperatures rise on Wall Street, traders are starting to think rotation. Summer’s here, and with that seasonality is the word du jour with pros. David Lutz of Stifel has 3 ways to play the summer trends that could boost your portfolio while barbecues and
NYSE:IYH May 14, 2014 11:10am

Recession Proof Sector ETFs For This Shaky Market [Utilities SPDR (ETF), Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF)]

etfsAfter a tremendous stock market rally in 2013, risk-off trade sentiment has taken the front seat in 2014. Nagging geo-political risks related to the Ukraine and Russia issue, Fed's gradual withdrawal
NYSE:XLP May 4, 2014 10:17am

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