ETFs and Mutual Funds

With Micron and Qualcomm in the Bag, Semiconductor ETFs and Stocks Brace Hard for Earnings Season

With earnings season now underway, investors need to weigh how they want their assets and portfolio positioned for the rest of 2019. The S&P 500 was last seen up 16% ...
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3 Key Transportation Stocks Surging on Earnings

The stock market has been running strong in 2019, with the S&P 500 up 16% year to date. One issue that investors should keep in mind is how the transportation ...
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Get Ready for a New Cannabis and Marijuana Targeted ETF

The quest for investing into the trend of legalized marijuana is about to get another player. AdvisorShares is launching an exchange-traded fund called the AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF. The launch ...
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BlackRock Dominates ETFs as Management Fees and Expense Ratios See Ongoing Pressure

BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) saw its shares rally after reporting first-quarter earnings for 2019. While the underlying earnings report matters for BlackRock shareholders, there is a broader issue to consider ...
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How Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Complicate Top Financial ETFs

At the start of every earnings season, the investing community gets to see how the strength of the banking industry has been since the prior reports. This is where the ...
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12 Companies Warren Buffett Could Buy, or He Would Approve for You to Buy

It's another day that the markets are open, so it is widely assumed that Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) are out looking for deals to make. ...
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Institutional Interest Keeping Energy Stocks and ETFs Higher as Oil Challenges $60

Just when it looked as if crude oil prices were going to pull back, suddenly a one-day surge higher of 2.4% ($1.40) has taken oil back above $60 per barrel. ...
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Gold Shines Brighter With Inverted Yield Curve and Weakening Global Growth

Gold has recaptured its shine. With the overhang and larger media frenzy around bitcoin and cryptocurrencies having witnessed a death of a thousand cuts, the interest in gold has been ...
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Meet the BlackRock Multifactor Rotation ETF: Actively Managed Hedge Fund(esque)

  The king of the exchange-traded fund (ETF) world is BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) with its ownership of the $1.5 trillion or so iShares ETF family. BlackRock has been ...
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Why Energy ETFs and Energy Leaders Are Finally Shining Again in 2019

It is important to understand that the stock market really is a market full of stocks. Index weightings change over time, and many sectors and their underlying stocks outperform or ...
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Goldman Sachs Targets 5 Thematic ETFs for Next Wave of Innovation With Motif

A saying has become common among the investment community: There's an ETF for that. And chances are high that it's true. Still, many companies want their own piece of the ...
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Future Shock: Warren Buffett and Berkshire May Fall Into the Kraft Heinz Trap Again and Again

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) have taken a serious beating on the huge stake in Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC). With many investors having considered Buffett to ...
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$25 Billion Quarterly Loss for Berkshire Hathaway as Buffett Abandons Book Value Focus

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its annual report, and the results from the fourth quarter are putting dark clouds over Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders. Berkshire Hathaway's ...
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Warren Buffett’s Top Stocks for 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of December 31, 2018. Most investors should look at these public equity holdings as the top holdings at ...
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World Gold Council Weighs Economic Uncertainties in 2019 Outlook for Gold

After a turbulent 2018, many investors and so-called gold bugs have to wonder what is in store for gold in 2019. The World Gold Council (WGC) released its latest report ...
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