Vanguard ETF assets now total over $1 trillion

From Todd Shriber: Given its asset-gathering acumen and penchant for delivering some of the lowest cost exchange traded funds, it was just a matter of time before Vanguard entered the $1 trillion ETF club. The Pennsylvania-based index fund giant has done just that, joining BlackRock Inc.'BLK 0.77%iShares brand as the only two U.S. ETF issuers in that club.
NYSE:VTI June 27, 2019 11:30am

A new gaming ETF hits the market

From Todd Shriber: Another exchange traded fund dedicated to the fast-growing video game industry is here. As was previously noted in this space, the Defiance Future Tech ETF was to be replaced by the Defiance Next Gen Video Gaming ETF VIDG 1.59%. VIDG made its debut on Monday.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 25, 2019 3:04pm

Could the MLPX ETF be a Buy due to the expectation of lower rates?

From Todd Shriber: Exchange traded funds with exposure to master limited partnerships are outperforming traditional energy funds in a significant fashion in 2019, and with the Federal Reserve poised to potentially lower interest rates, high-yield assets such as MLPs could receive renewed attention from income investors.
NYSE:MLPX June 21, 2019 8:48pm

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

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