Healthcare Remains The Strongest Sector This Year

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From Zacks: Healthcare is now the best performing sector year-to-date, up about 13%. It has been outperforming other sectors over the past few months and was also the best performing sector in Q3.
NYSE:XLV October 19, 2018 6:55am

Junk Bond ETFs Are Seeing Massive Asset Outflows

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From Zacks: Junk bond ETFs have had a muted run lately with popular funds like the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) and iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) shedding about $1.28 billion and $1.27 billion in assets since the start of October (as of Oct 16, 2018).
NYSE:JNK October 18, 2018 6:53am

Defensive ETFs To Survive The Global Market Selloff

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From Zacks: With rising rate worries weighing on the broader equity market, investors might be in the dark about future movements and apprehensive of more selloffs ahead. This is especially true given the global markets massacre last week.
NYSE:PFF October 15, 2018 7:03am

Brazil ETF Soar On Presidential Election Results

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From Zacks: iShares MSCI Brazil exchange-traded fund (EWZ - Free Report) increased 6.74% on Oct 8 -- the biggest gain in nearly 16 months -- as  the investor-friendly candidate Jair Bolsonaro won 46.7% of  votes in the first round of votes held on Oct 7.
NYSE:EWZ October 11, 2018 7:51am

China Keeps Slashing Interest Rates

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From Zacks: For the fourth time this year, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) will be cutting rates. The PBOC said on Oct 7 that it will cut the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) by 100 basis points, infusing nearly $109.2 billion cash into the banking system.
NASDAQ:MCHI October 10, 2018 6:31am

ETF Picks To Consider For October

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From Zacks: The month of October will be highlighted by a deluge of earnings, rising rate worries and the onset of the holiday season.
NYSE:XRT October 8, 2018 6:37am

ETFs To Buy For The Holiday Season

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From Zacks: The National Retail Federation (NRF), the largest retail group in the United States, estimates holiday season sales in the range of $717.45-$720.89 billion, excluding automobile, gasoline and restaurants.
NYSE:XLY October 7, 2018 7:48am

These Were The Best Performing ETFs Of Q3

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From Zacks: The S&P 500 index rose  7.2% during Q3--its best quarterly performance in about five years. The index is up about 9% this year.
NYSE:XLV October 5, 2018 6:29am

Not All Commodity ETFs Have Been Weak This Year

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From Zacks: Commodities' weak performance continued in the third quarter, marking the longest losing streak in more than three years.
NYSE:USO October 4, 2018 6:31am

Time To Get Long The Euro?

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From Zacks: The euro has been under pressure this year on the double whammy of policy divergence in the United States (where monetary policy is pretty hawkish) and the Euro zone (where the ECB has been tapering the QE policy dovishly) as well as the slowdown in the euro area economy.
NYSE:FXE October 1, 2018 6:18am

Time To Buy Beleaguered Homebuilders?

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From Zacks: The U.S. housing market has started to show signs of respite given the slew of upbeat data.  After two months of consecutive decline, new home sales rebounded in August, climbing 3.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000.
NYSE:XHB September 28, 2018 6:21am

Bank ETFs In Focus As The Fed Hikes Rates Again

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From Zacks: The two-day Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting has started on Sep 25. Per the CME Group FedWatch Tool, the odds of a rate hike are 94%, which will be the eighth-rate hike since December 2015.
NYSE:XLF September 27, 2018 6:00am

Natural Gas Prices Rise As Winter Approaches

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From Zacks: The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies. Despite the headline miss, a hefty storage deficit ahead of the upcoming winter pointed to tightening fundamentals and spurred the fuel's price, which gained about 7.6% for the week.
NYSE:UNG September 25, 2018 6:28am

Are Emerging Markets A Buy Again, Or A Value Trap?

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From Zacks: The year 2018 has so far been pretty upsetting for emerging market (EM) ETFs.The main cause of the EM pain in the first half was the dollar rally, which is why they witnessed the "worst start to a year since the 2013 taper tantrum." As talks of faster-than-expected Fed rate hikes started doing rounds, U.S. Treasury yields moved higher and the greenback gained strength and EM ETFs fell flat.
NYSE:EEM September 24, 2018 5:56am

Time To Buy REITs Again

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From Zacks: The stock market's strong run over the past few years brought attention to high-flying growth stocks, usually from the technology sector, that were consistently outpacing the market. However, fresh uncertainty within the last few months has shifted some focus back towards other investment strategies, and now it might be time for investors to check out things like real estate investment trusts, or REITs.
NYSE:VNQ September 20, 2018 6:12am

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