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Benzinga

January 8, 2020

The Fourth Quarter Was Kind To Dividend Investors

The SPDR S&P Dividend ETF SDY jumped 7.3% in the final three months of 2019. The $19.78 billion SDY tracks the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index, which requires member firms to have minimum dividend increase streaks of at least 20 years.

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Benzinga

November 20, 2019

Gold’s Recent Malaise Could Spell Opportunity

The SPDR Gold Shares GLD, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange traded fund, is lower by 2.17% in the fourth quarter. Some of the air has come out of the gold trade as the dollar has remained peskily sturdy and as investors have gravitated toward riskier assets.

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Benzinga

October 23, 2019

Game On: How To Access Exciting Video Game Trends

Video games is one of the fastest-growing forms of entertainment in the world and exchange traded funds, such as the Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports & Digital Entertainment ETF NERD, stand ready to satisfy investors’ appetites for that growth.

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Benzinga

October 21, 2019

A Holiday Catalyst For Gold ETFs

Gold is one of this year’s best-performing commodities. The SPDR Gold Shares GLD, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange traded fund, confirms as much: it’s up nearly 16% in 2019. A variety of factors are boosting gold prices this year and prompting investors to embrace ETFs such as GLD and the cost-effective SPDR Gold MiniShares GLDM.

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Benzinga

October 16, 2019

An Important Leveraged ETF To Watch During Earnings Season

With earnings season and trade tensions potentially thawing, there could be reasons to embrace the technology sector from the long side and active traders can establish bullish stances with leveraged exchange traded funds, such as the ProShares UltraPro QQQ, TQQQ.

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Benzinga

September 18, 2019

VanEck, SolidX Pull Bitcoin ETF Filing From SEC Consideration

Less than two weeks after VanEck and SolidX rolled out the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust ETF (XBTC), a bitcoin exchange traded product aimed at institutional investors, the firms said they’re withdrawing plans for bitcoin exchange traded fund aimed at a broader swath of investors.

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Benzinga

August 29, 2019

Gold’s Rally Has Miners ETFs Strutting Their Bull Market Stuff

Gold’s recent rally is providing predictable benefits to some other popular exchange traded funds, those being miners products, including the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX). Bullion is being bolstered by global central banks on multiple fronts. Not only are central banks, in both developed and emerging markets, seemingly racing to lower interest rates, many of those banks are also gobbling up gold.

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Benzinga

August 19, 2019

Don’t Ignore This Low Volatility ETF

Low volatility exchange traded funds are getting plenty of attention (and assets) from investors these, but the ones on the receiving end of the most adulation are, not surprisingly, large-cap funds like the Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF SPLV. As is often the case, low volatility or otherwise, mid-cap stocks and ETFs are going overlooked.

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Benzinga

August 16, 2019

Another Way To Play Declining Interest Rates

With Treasury yields on a seemingly unabated decline in the U.S. and market participants expecting more interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, there is plenty of chatter about investment strategies for a low rate environment. At the industry level, one of the prime beneficiaries of lower interest rates are homebuilders stocks.

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Benzinga

August 6, 2019

A Vegan ETF Is Happening, But It May Not Look The Way You Expect

One of those unique funds is the U.S. Vegan Climate ETF, which will traded under the ticker “VEGAN” and is slated to debut next month. It has been a long wait for VEGAN. Beyond investing, the fund’s issuer, filed plans for the ETF almost a year ago and it was expected to debut in January.

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Benzinga

July 11, 2019

Tesla-Heavy ETF Gets A New Look

An exchange traded fund once known for its large weight to Tesla Inc. TSLA is getting a new look while maintaining its robust exposure to shares of the electric automobile manufacturer.The ETF previously known as the VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF is now the VanEck Vectors Low Carbon Energy ETF SMOG. SMOG tracks the Ardour Global Index.

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Benzinga

June 11, 2019

Global X Looks To Add A Spark To The Cannabis ETF Party

Global X, one of the largest purveyors of thematic exchange traded funds, is looking to add that lineup with a cannabis ETF.In a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York-based ETF issuer outlined plans for the Global X Marijuana ETF.

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Benzinga

May 15, 2019

Newly Public, Cash-Burning Uber Finds An ETF Home

Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER) gained 7.71 percent on Tuesday, but the stock is still down nearly 11 percent from its recent initial public offering price. In what could be seen as a small amount of good news, Uber is finding some home among exchange traded funds, including the Renaissance IPO ETF (IPO).

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