China, US trade barbs in speeches at Pacific summit

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves as he arrives at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) China's leader Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches to a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for global leadership. Continue Reading Below Pence said there would […]

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China's Xi: World faces choice of confrontation, cooperation

China’s President Xi Jinping speaks during the APEC CEO Summit 2018 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Fazry Ismail/Pool Photo via AP) China's president says the world faces a choice of cooperation or confrontation in a speech to a summit of leaders that is divided by tensions stemming from increased U.S. protectionism. Continue Reading Below President […]

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A Shifting Mindset for Fixed-Income ETF Investors

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. As the market environment shifts, fixed-income ETF investors will have to take a hard look at their portfolios and consider ways to grapple with the challenges ahead. “Advisors are looking for a way to shorten up duration, and so one of the most successful conversations we’ve had this year is around JPST – […]

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Webcast Podcast Edition: Moat Investing Through a Factor Lens

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. In this ETF Trends Webcast Podcast Edition, Moat Investing Through a Factor Lens, VanEck and ETF Trends explore the benefits of moat investing strategies that can enhance portfolios through a smarter investment style. Tom Lydon, Editor and Publisher of ETF Trends, moderates the discussion on: How Morningstar views quality as a factor How combining quality and valuations […]

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Many ETFs Are Popular Despite Being Under Three Years Old

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. By Todd Rosenbluth, CFRA Within CFRA’s more than 1,400 equity and bond ETF rating coverage universe, there are also hundreds of funds that have launched in the last three years. Some like products launched in 2018 from JPMorgan and SSGA have quickly gathered more than $1 billion in assets. Meanwhile, others are just waiting […]

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Defensive Utilities ETFs Take the Lead

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Utilities stocks and sector-related ETFs were among the better performers Friday as investors took a more optimistic view over the defensive sector in response to easing bankruptcy concerns from the recent California wildfires. On Friday, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU) gained 1.3%, Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA: VPU) rose 1.2%, Fidelity MSCI […]

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Indexers, Passive ETFs Weren’t The Cause of October Market Fall Off

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. In an increasingly lockstep market, some critics blamed passive index-based exchange traded funds for the increased volatility experienced during the October selling, but the accusations may be misguided. Index trackers were under the microscope after technology-specific ETFs dumped billions of dollars of large tech names like Facebook and Alphabet’s Google in late September, […]

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Dollar Losing Ground As Weekend Approaches

The dollar is down against its major rivals Friday afternoon. Traders continue to keep a close eye on Brexit developments, as well as the battle between the European Commission and Italy over the country’s budget. Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China were also in focus at the end of the trading week. On a light day for economic data, […]

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PRECIOUS-Gold jumps as dollar slides; palladium hits record

* Gold on track for biggest weekly gain in five * Palladium set for biggest weekly gain since Sept. 21 * GRAPHIC-2018 asset returns: tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (New throughout, updates prices, market activity and comments) By Swati Verma and Karthika Suresh Namboothiri BENGALURU, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Gold rose as much as 1 percent on Friday as the dollar fell after U.S. […]

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