Perfecting the High Dividend Portfolio
In today’s market environment, generating income remains top of mind for many investors. As we enter 2024, it’s important to stay ahead of the latest high dividend ETFs, portfolio construction techniques, and systematic strategies. High dividend ETFs are gaining interest among investors, but many remain unaware of their alpha potential and pitfalls to avoid, which is why we’re inviting you to join VettaFi and Geoff Kelley with Manulife Investment Management for a 30-minute LiveCast focused on income generation.
Positioning income portfolios for success in 2024
Not all strategies are created equally in this growing segment of the ETF market, which is why we invite you to join the experts at VettaFi and pioneers in the options-based ETF space from NEOS Investments for an income-focused webcast.
Active ETFs Have Dominated 2023. Will that Continue in 2024?
In this webinar, we are bringing three experienced portfolio managers who lead CGCP — Capital Group Core Plus Income ETF, CGMU — Capital Group Municipal Income ETF and CGDV — Capital Group Dividend Value ETF to talk about how these ETFs can pursue a strong core for client portfolios.
Gasoline Prices Fall for 10th Straight Week
Gas prices fell for a tenth straight week, the longest streak since the summer of 2022. As of November 27, the price of regular and premium gas each fell by 5 cents from the previous week. The WTIC end-of-day spot price for crude oil closed at $74.86, down 3.8% from last week.
Consumer Confidence Bounces Back After Three Straight Monthly Declines
The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index® bounced back in November following three straight monthly declines. The index increased to 102.0 from October's downwardly revised reading of 99.1. This month's reading was better than expected, exceeding the 101.0 forecast.
S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index: Continues to Trend Upward in September
Home prices continued to trend upwards in September as the benchmark 20-city index rose for a eighth consecutive month. The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index revealed seasonally adjusted home prices for the 20-city index saw a 0.7% increase month-over-month (MoM) and a 3.9% increase year-over-year (YoY). After adjusting for inflation, the MoM was reduced to 0.1% and the YoY was reduced to -2.9%.
Meme-Stock ETF Shuts After Failing to Attract Day Traders
If investors needed another sign the heyday for meme stocks has passed, an exchange-traded fund designed to ride the pandemic-era rise of retail traders is shuttering after just two years.
Wall Street’s $300 Billion Middleman Rides Model-Portfolio Boom
Brooks Friederich is a little-known figure in the world of investment advisory, even among the Wall Street cognoscenti. Yet every year, the 39-year-old — and his Berwyn, Pennsylvania-based employer Envestnet — helps steer billions of dollars into tailor-made strategies for financial advisers, part of what’s known as the model-portfolio boom.
FHFA House Price Index Increases 0.6% in September
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) house price index (HPI) continued to increase in September, coming in at 414.8. U.S. house prices increased by 0.6% from the previous month and by 6.1% from one year ago. After adjusting for inflation, the real index is up 0.4% month-over-month and up 4.0% year-over-year.
Eye Active ETFs to Ride Potential Rate Cuts
Don’t look now, but markets are once again getting excited about the prospect of potential rate cuts. Following months defined by rising rates, investors are looking forward to inflation cooling sufficiently for the Fed to finally cut.
Diving Into the Intricacies of TIPS
While Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) may seem complex and daunting, it’s important to dive into their intricacies. After all, their current yields present an enticing opportunity and a compelling alternative to conventional Treasury bonds.
World Markets Watchlist: November 27, 2023
Five of the eight indexes on our world watch list posted gains through November 27, 2023. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 finished in the top spot with a YTD gain of 28.18%. The U.S.'s S&P 500 finished in second with a YTD gain of 18.99% while France's CAC 40 finished in third with a YTD gain of 9.69%.
Bitcoin Price Action Indicates More Upside Could Soon Arrive
With equity markets open just a half day, the day after Thanksgiving is usually a noneventful day in financial markets. However, something notable did occur last Friday: Bitcoin jumped to its highest prices in 18 months.