Emerging Market ETFs Have Been Brushing Off the Latest Trade Fears

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Emerging market exchange traded funds have shrugged off the trade war concerns that continued to weigh on U.S. markets. Over the past week, the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: IEMG) rose 1.9% and Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) gained 2.0%, whereas the S&P 500 Index declined 2.6%. On Monday, […]

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RBC: Mexico and China Tariffs Could Send Markets Down 10% Or More

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. In an escalated trade war with China and now Mexico, U.S. equities may fall 10% from their recent highs, Lori Calvasina of RBC Capital Markets, the firm’s head of U.S. equity strategy, said in a note to clients Monday. “The potential for tariffs on Mexico make it even more likely that the S&P 500 will […]

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Bonds 'on fire' as flight to safety gathers momentum

LONDON (Reuters) – Investors sought the safety of government bonds, the yen, the Swiss franc and gold on Monday, as rising trade tensions dented stocks again and pushed oil close to bear market territory. After a torrid May that wiped $3 trillion off global equities, the worsening trade and broader economic backdrop made for a jarring start to June. European […]

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Nasdaq at Risk of 10% Correction as Antitrust Blows Keep Landing

In this article A flurry of antitrust headlines walloped technology investors and put the Nasdaq 100 at risk of a 10% correction. Losses were spreading among the world’s biggest companies, with Amazon.com down 4.2%, Google parent Alphabet Inc. down 6.2% and Facebook Inc. falling 7%. The Nasdaq 100, which hit a record a month ago, slid 1.7%, bringing its decline […]

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Gold ETFs Reap The Rewards of Stocks’ Dismal May

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. The S&P 500 tumbled 5.67% in May, but safe-haven assets benefited. Just look at gold-backed exchange traded funds, such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and SPDR Gold MiniShares (NYSEArca: GLDM). GLD, the world’s largest gold ETF, surged 2.43% in May as bullion topped $1,300 per ounce late in the month. Against the current […]

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FDA food testing finds contamination by 'forever chemicals'

The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe. Continue Reading Below The FDA's disclosure is likely to add to concerns raised […]

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5 Most Active Smart Beta ETFs Year-to-Date

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. With U.S.-China trade deal negotiations in limbo and now the U.S. turning to Mexico in the latest tariff wars, investors are seeing more volatility dominate the markets. The latest market movements emphasize the need for smart beta strategies–an extension of the overarching theme for investors to get strategic in 2019. Why get strategic […]

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