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Gold, Tech, And Clean Energy Plays Attract Assets

Since the COVID-related market meltdown in March, equity funds (including ETFs) have continued to suffer net outflows despite the average equity fund moving into positive territory and posting a year-to-date return of 2.93%. They have handed back some $317.0 billion year to date (their largest net outflows for any full

Dynamics Of The Restaurant Industry And Its Effects On PEJ

Invesco Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment ETF (PEJ) is a fund that invests mainly in consumer cyclical and communication companies. A little over twenty-five percent of the ETF is invested directly in the U.S. restaurant industry. I estimate that thirty-one percent of the ETF has U.S. restaurant exposure. It is for

Emerging Markets: Just Exclude The Past

By Jeff Weniger, CFA Not many investors in 2020 give much consideration to the days of European and Asian communism. But maybe they should. The map below shows the reach of the USSR in the postwar years. Stalin negotiated well. One legacy the Cold War had on our industry was to

5 Best CEFs To Buy This Month (October 2020)

The market had lost some of its mojo in September but has regained ground since the start of this month. The S&P 500 is attempting to make new all-time highs once again. So, what's leading this fresh momentum? It's probably a combination of many positive factors, for example, the renewed

XLB - Materials Dashboard For October

This article series shows every month a dashboard with aggregate industry metrics in materials. Most of the companies used to calculate these metrics are holdings of the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLB). Therefore, this is also a top-down survey of XLB. Shortcut If you are used to this dashboard series