Could this transportation ETF be a good hedge against economic contraction?

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From Todd Shriber : As an exchange traded fund tracking a cyclical group of stocks, the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) may not be the first idea that comes to mind when investors think of ETFs that can help them ride out an economic slowdown.
NYSE:IYT June 11, 2019 4:47pm

Will growth stocks continue to outpace value stocks?

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From Todd Shriber: Growth stocks and the related exchange traded funds took their lumps in May, but year to date, the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (NYSE: IWF) is higher by 18.40 percent, an advantage of 530 basis points over the iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (NYSE: IWD).
NYSE:VUG

Could there be a new marijuana ETF on the way?

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From Todd Shriber: Global X, one of the largest purveyors of thematic exchange traded funds, is looking to add that lineup with a cannabis ETF.
NYSE:MJ

Are Utility and Health Care ETFs good buys in June?

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From Todd Shriber: Following a rough May for U.S. stocks, investors will not be pleased to know June is, historically, an unpleasant month for stocks. Over the past 20 years, the S&P 500 averages a June decline of 0.70 percent, making the sixth month of the year the second-worst, on average, behind only September.
NYSE:XLV June 3, 2019 12:41pm

Will the dollar continue to show strength amidst US-China trade war?

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From Todd Shriber: After ranking as one of last year's best-performing major currencies, the U.S. dollar was supposed to give back some of those gains in 2019. The Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund UUP 0.02%, the largest exchange traded fund tracking greenback price action, did not get the memo.
NYSE:UUP May 30, 2019 4:47pm

Rare Earths ETF rises on US-China trade war concerns

From Todd Shriber: The latest market segment to take center stage in the U.S.-China war is the rare earths space. The previously moribund VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF REMX 2.17%followed up Monday's heavy volume gain of 6 percent with an almost 5 percent pop on Tuesday.
NYSE:REMX May 22, 2019 6:34pm

What country in the Asia-Pacific region has the best performing stock market in 2019?

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From Todd Shriber: Investors not keeping close tabs on developed Asia-Pacific markets this year may be surprised as to what that region's best-performing equity market is.
ETF BASIC NEWS May 21, 2019 1:40pm

After falling 11% this month, is the MSCI China Index a buy?

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From Todd Shriber: With the MSCI China Index lower by 9.56 percent this month and residing 18.5 percent below its 52-week high, some aggressive traders and investors may be thinking Chinese equities are starting to look like value propositions.
NYSE:CHII May 15, 2019 4:43pm

Fitch Ratings upgrades its economic outlook on Vietnam

From Todd Shriber : With international trade tensions running higher, Vietnamese equities are getting caught in the downdraft. The VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF VNM 0.75%, the lone Vietnam exchange traded fund listed in the U.S., is down about 5 percent over the past month.
NYSE:VNM May 10, 2019 2:55pm

This impressive Chinese ETF is up 25% year-to-date

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From Todd Shriber: The notion that trade tensions between the United States and China, the world's two largest economies, are poised to cool is one of the reasons why Chinese stocks are emerging markets leaders this year.
NYSE:WCHN May 3, 2019 5:16pm

After a 9% gain in 2019, where are coal prices headed?

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From Todd Shriber: Declining costs for alternative energy coupled with countries and states pushing for increased use of clean energy sources are among the factors weighing on the global coal industry.
NYSE:KOL April 26, 2019 1:11pm

After a relatively weak month for marijuana stocks, where are they headed?

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From Todd Shriber: Declining costs for alternative energy coupled with countries and states pushing for increased use of clean energy sources are among the factors weighing on the global coal industry.
NYSE:MJ

A new Marijuana ETF debuts on the NYSE

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From Todd Shriber: Just before the arrival of 4/20, the annual celebration of cannabis indulgences, U.S. investors were treated to the second dedicated marijuana exchange traded fund.
ETF BASIC NEWS April 22, 2019 6:39pm

The reasons to be bullish on the US health care sector

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From Todd Shriber: The Health Care Select Sector SPDR XLV 0.39%, the largest exchange traded fund tracking the S&P 500's second-largest sector weight, is up just 5.84 percent, underscoring the point that after an impressive 2018, health care stocks are lagging this year.
NYSE:XLV April 4, 2019 12:26pm

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