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
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
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).
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Written by David Fabian, February 05th, 2016
State Street has had a tremendous advantage in the exchange-traded fund world by being the first issuer of dedicated sector funds. Their highly successful SPDR sector series debuted in 1998 and has spent nearly two decades building a world-class reputation. Everyone from professional to novice investors respect SPDR ETFs for their liquidity, transparency, low-costs, and tax efficiency. Read more
Written by David Fabian, January 08th, 2016
The rocky start to 2016 in the major indices has many ETF investors on edge. Some may be looking at the volatility as a buying opportunity, while others are likely heading for the stability of cash or other safe haven assets. No matter what your short-term outlook is, taking note of the price action in leadership sectors can help provide enhanced perspective on the market. Read more