WHERE TO WATCH
The Trick to Avoiding a Market Shock
July 7, 2017
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Inflows into ETFs are near all-time highs. Fidelity helps navigate through the pros and cons of investing in ETFs, and how they stack up against mutual funds.
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Nov 24, 2017
How Investment Opportunity Overseas Stacks Up
Another day, another all-time high for the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ. Seven of the 11 main sectors finished in positive territory as investors focused in on Black Friday retail performance. John Gagliardi, Regional Brokerage Consultant from Fidelity, joined us to explain why investors should pay attention to international markets as well. Gagliardi shares his analysis of country-specific ETFs, and points out the overseas investments that have outperformed U.S. markets. He demonstrates how to use an ETF screener, showing 182 different ETFs, then screening for year-to-date performance better than that of the U.S. Ninety of the ETFs beat the U.S. International investments have been on a roll, but Gagliardi thinks there could be more room to grow. He comments about trends and the resilience of the markets in the face of many challenges.
Nov 7, 2017
Trump's Coal Revival Plan Is "Bad Economics," Investor Says
Investing in socially responsible companies is one of the more popular trends sweeping through Wall Street, as investors hope good ethics can lead to good returns. Asset manager Change Finance is trying to capitalize on the trend with its new Large Cap Fossil Fuel-Free ETF. Hunter Lovins, Executive VP of Impact at Change Finance, explains how the fund is giving investors with an appetite for environmentally-friendly investments what they want. Aligning your portfolio with your values does not come at the cost of profits, says Lovins. She emphasizes that this strategy has lower risk, because the world will eventually run 100% on renewable energy. That's why Lovins is a fan of Tesla. Elon Musk's support for Puerto Rico during the last hurricane season exemplified the potential for solar energy and Tesla's ability to help. Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo, meanwhile, do not live up to the high ethical standards of Change Finance, says Lovins. She says she would love to hold those companies in the portfolio, but "they don't treat people all that well." We also talk about policy's effect on investments. President Trump has not been shy about his plans to revive the coal industry. Lovins says it's just bad economics and his plans will fail. In response, she highlights the importance of helping those in the industry transition to new jobs.
Oct 30, 2017
Why ETFs are Becoming Increasingly Popular
DeltaShares by Transamerica launched a suite of strategic beta exchange-traded funds on August 2nd. Adam Schenck, Portfolio Manager at DeltaShares, joins Cheddar to discuss the rise in popularity of ETFs. He explains how its four ETFs serve as a core holding that reduces risk automatically for the customer. DeltaShares' products are among the top ten new issuances this year, with $802 million in asset growth. Plus, how does robo-advising impact the ETF industry? Schenck says it doesn't really impact the future of ETFs, and he sees strong growth within the industry over the next 5 years.