Exchange Traded Funds

Underperformance is ‘abysmal’ in the long run for active fund managers

The S&P 500 may be trading around 2022 lows, but a new report finds active managers are having their best year since 2009. The numbers suggest they still have a long way to go, though. S&P Global recently published its Mid-Year 2022 SPIVA US Scorecard, which measures how well US actively managed funds perform against …

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Electric and autonomous vehicle ETF falls 15% in September

GMC vehicles sit on display at the Sterling McCall Buick GMC dealership on February 02, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Brandon Bell | Getty Images A key ETF for electric and autonomous vehicle stocks could an ugly month in September, falling nearly 15% amid fears a recession revenue for the automakers. The Global X Autonomous and …

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Fed rate hikes have made some corporate bonds very attractive. How to profit from it

As stocks sink and interest rates rise, investors are getting more excited about corporate bonds than they’ve been in a generation. One side effect of Federal Reserve tightening policy is it has made interest rates go up everywhere — including in the corporate bond market. But as pros point out, investors need to be careful …

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Market route has muni bonds looking good. How to add them to your portfolio

The recent market turbulence has investors searching for income. For some, municipal bonds may be the answer. The muni market has taken a beating this year, with net weekly inflows into muni mutual and exchange-traded funds negative for most of 2022, according to Refinitiv Lipper data. Yet their yields and tax benefits can make them …

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As Treasury yields rise, here’s how to allocate your portfolio, pros say

The latest threat to stocks now isn’t any macro risk — it’s rising 2-year Treasury yields, according to some fund managers and strategists. Short-term, relatively risk-free Treasury bonds and funds are back in the spotlight as the yield on the 2-year Treasury continues to surge. On Wednesday, it reached 4.1% —the highest level since 2007 …

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After selling Nvidia last month, Cathie Wood’s ARK snaps up graphic chipmaker’s stock as it hits 52-week low

That was a quick turnaround. After cutting its stake in Nvidia ahead of the graphic chipmaker’s results last month, Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest has now bought the stock in three of the company’s funds. The flagship ARK Innovation Fund ARKK, +0.64% bought $31 million worth of Nvidia NVDA, +1.23%, and the ARK Autonomous Technology & …

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Single-stock ETFs offer ways to bet on Tesla. What you need to know

In the initial flurry of single-stock ETFs hitting the US over the past month, there has been one name that comes up over and over again: Tesla . The volatile electric vehicle stock is one of the most heavily traded names on Wall Street, and it’s popular with more adventurous retail investors and hedge funds. …

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Here are 5 reasons why the bull run in stocks may be about to morph back into a bear market

Some market gurus are starting to worry the summer rally on Wall Street may be starting to fizzle, after stocks quickly lurched from oversold to overbought. Gene Goldman, chief investment officer of Cetera Financial Group, explained that stocks are likely headed for a pullback, even though the economy is in better shape than many Americans …

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Buffett and Berkshire added big to their bets on Ally, Occidental, Paramount and Activision. But these other 6 stocks also got a vote of confidence.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. added to nine stock holdings during the second quarter, reduced holdings of four and sold two outright. That’s according to Berkshire Hathaway’s BRK most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company held 45 stocks with a combined market value of $330.1 billion as of June 30. …

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