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Posts Tagged: growth investing

FANG ETF Takes Performance Chasing To The Next Level

Written by David Fabian, July 15th, 2017

We’ve finally hit peak “FANG”.  The acronym used to describe a handful of high growth stocks including Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google.  It’s a way for market watchers and CNBC aficionados to easily reference these big winners without overtaxing their jaw muscles.

All four of these household names have gained more than 30% over the last 52-weeks.  Their momentum has become so unstoppable that someone felt it would be a good idea to create an ETF geared specifically towards this theme. Read more

Sector Rotation: Sell Tech and Buy Energy?

Written by David Fabian, June 15th, 2017

Every year brings with it new challenges with respect to sector leaders and laggards.  This is particularly acute for investors that own individual stocks or that like to add tactical exposure via sector-focused ETFs.  Sometimes you are in the sweet spot and other times you miss the mark entirely.

That scenario perfectly encapsulates the recent divergence between the top and bottom performing sectors this year.  Technology has been the big outperforming growth theme that has been driven by tremendous momentum and enthusiastic sentiment.  Conversely, energy stocks have languished by the wayside as falling oil and natural gas prices weigh on valuation prospects.  Read more

3 Aerospace & Defense ETFs On The Move

Written by David Fabian, May 26th, 2017

Sometimes you stumble across a sector of the market that is just in the right place at the right time.  That may very well be the sentiment driving the remarkable price action in aerospace and defense stocks in the current geopolitical environment.  These companies are the driving forces behind military and commercial aircraft, defense equipment, and other services designed to support the armed forces.  Read more

Investors Are Latching On To Robotics ETFs

Written by David Fabian, May 23rd, 2017

Technology is one of those sectors where consumers and investors are constantly looking for the next big thing.  The truly innovative service or product that is going to have life-changing impact and ultimately lead to extensive profits for shareholders.  One of the emerging frontiers in this race is the application of robotics and artificial intelligence in our everyday lives.

Companies that research, develop, and bring to market ground-breaking robot technology can make a significant contribution to both businesses and ordinary consumers.  Not surprisingly, there are now several ways for investors to play this thriving industry through diversified and globally-focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Read the complete article at NASDAQ.com

Taking A Tour Through Europe ETFs

Written by David Fabian, May 02nd, 2017

The concept of investing in European stocks seems difficult to stomach considering the decade of lost returns versus their U.S. counterparts.  A new post by Michael Batnick, Director of Research for Ritholtz Wealth Management, details the difficult 10-year journey for this foreign investment class.  The U.S. has simply been the star outperformer on the global stage for so many consistent years that the home-bias phenomenon has been taken to a new level.

According to their research, U.S. stocks now make up 80% of the average U.S. investor’s equity portfolio.  The remaining 20% is likely split among a variety of European, Asian, and emerging market exposure.  This overweight exposure towards a high-flying asset class ultimately leaves many investors susceptible to being caught off guard as the pendulum swings in the opposite direction.

Read the complete article at NASDAQ.com