Another great podcast with Tracey Ryniec from Zacks.
- (0: 20 ) – Outperforming Value ETFs
- (1: 10 ) – Why Is It Good To Own ETFs?
- (6: 00 ) – Tracey’s Top Picks: Small and Large Cap Value ETFs
- (11: 45 ) – New Value ETFs On The Market
- (19: 00 ) – Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Link to podcast on SoundCloud: How to Use ETFs to Buy Value Stocks (VBR)
“Share buybacks, along with dividends, are considered shareholder rewards, but there is additional insight to be gained from companies’ repurchase efforts. Several exchange-traded funds, in some form or fashion, focus on companies that are prodigious re-purchasers of their own shares, including the PowerShares BuyBack Achievers Portfolio”…
Read the full article at Benzinga right here: Gaining Insight With A Buyback ETF (NYSE: PKW) | Benzinga
“Investors’ knowledge and use of exchange traded funds nearly doubled over the past five years, and 42% expect ETFs to become their primary investment vehicle in the future, according to Charles Schwab’s 2017 ETF Investor Study.”…
Read the full article at IBD right here: http://www.investors.com/etfs-and-funds/etfs/which-generation-has-taken-to-etfs-the-most-schwab-survey-reveals/
…”Smart beta is a subset of passive indices that depart from the standard market capitalization weighting methodology to achieve a particular objective, like generating excess returns, mitigating volatility or improving diversification. Nevertheless, smart beta, like traditional beta indexing, are constructed according to a consistent set of rules and are transparent.”…
Read the full article at ETF Trends right here: Smart Beta ETFs Don’t Have to Be Complex to Do Their Job | ETF Trends
Why Buybacks Are An Important Factor To Consider For ETFs (PKW)
“I believe that share buybacks can be another helpful tool — when a company’s management team reduces the number of shares outstanding, it is signaling to the market that a stock is trading inexpensively to its intrinsic value….”
Read the full article at ETF Daily News right here: PowerShare Buyback Achievers Fund (ETF)(NASDAQ:PKW): Discover Hidden Value | ETF Daily News
- The Large Cap Growth style ranks fifth in Q3’17.
- Based on an aggregation of ratings of 17 ETFs and 655 mutual funds.
- QQQ is our top-rated Large Cap Growth ETF and PPIIX is our top-rated Large Cap Growth mutual fund.
Read the full article at Seeking Alpha right here: Best And Worst Q3’17: Large Cap Growth ETFs And Mutual Funds | Seeking Alpha
Beaten-down sectors provide opportunity
The S&P 500 Index is up about 10% so far this year, but the energy sector is off over 19%.1 Yet, my team believes conditions are ripe for a turnaround in energy.
- Exploration, production and service company valuations are near historic lows based on our analysis, trading at a price-to-book (P/B) multiple of 0.55. This compares with an average P/B of 0.88 for the sector using data all the way back to 1952.2
- Many energy companies are currently what we call “under-earners.” In good times, these firms can be cash-generating machines, but the long stretch of low energy prices has resulted in layoffs, dividend cuts, fewer stock buybacks and expense reductions. Once prices rebound a bit and stick, these companies should be even better positioned for growth, in our view.
- The sector is clearly out of favor and has been for some time. We believe investors are always wise to consider sentiment, but should then dig a little deeper and analyze the trends and facts.
- After the long period of underperformance, many funds (understandably) lightened up on energy shares and are now underweight.3 At some point, this trend will reverse, and demand for these shares should increase. Also, many investors have taken short positions in energy stocks, and they will have to buy shares in order to settle these positions.
- Last, energy company capital expenditures (CapEx) are at historically unsustainable levels relative to cash flow.
Read the full article at ETF Daily News right here: Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF)(NYSE:XLE): Opportunity Awaits | ETF Daily News
- The All Cap Value style ranks fourth in Q3’17.
- Based on an aggregation of ratings of 13 ETFs and 331 mutual funds.
- FVD is our top-rated All Cap Value ETF and FBLEX is our top-rated All Cap Value mutual fund.
Read the full article at Seeking Alpha right here: Best And Worst Q3’17: All Cap Value ETFs And Mutual Funds | Seeking Alpha
…The iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (EZA) – the only ETF tracking the South African market that is traded on US exchanges – tracks the MSCI South Africa Index, which is comprised of 53 constituents. There are no sector or theme-based funds tracking the market even though there are 18 indices on the local exchange, according to Bloomberg data…
Read the full article at Frontera News right here: Inaccessible Markets: Which Frontier And Emerging Countries May Soon Be Tracked By More ETFs | Frontera News