New ETFs On The Block: Guggenheim Large Cap Optimized Diversification ETF (OPD)

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Guggenheim Investments, the eighth largest US issuer of exchange-traded funds with $27.5 billion in ETF assets-under-management, and the first to launch the so-called strategic/smart beta products, recently rolled out an ‘optimized’ strategic-beta product targeting the large capitalization US stocks. The newly minted Guggenheim Large Cap Optimized Diversification ETF (OPD) seeks to replicate the performance of the Wilshire Large Cap Optimized …

ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter For May 20, 2016

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ETF/No Load Fund Tracker StatSheet ————————————————————- https://theetfbully.com/2016/05/weekly-statsheet-for-the-etfno-load-fund-tracker-newsletter-updated-through-05192016/ ———————————————————— Market Commentary SOLID FRIDAY, BUT FOURTH STRAIGHT WEEKLY LOSS FOR DOW [Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets The Dow closed the week with a rally on Friday, but the gains were not enough to push the index into positive territory for the week. This marks the fourth straight week of …

Weekly StatSheet For The ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 05/19/2016

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ETF/Mutual Fund Data updated through Thursday, May 19, 2016 If you are not familiar with some of the terminology used, please see the Glossary of Terms.   1. DOMESTIC EQUITY MUTUAL FUNDS/ETFs: BUY — since 4/4/2016 Our main directional indicator, the Domestic Trend Tracking Index (TTI-green line in above chart) remains above its long term trend line (red) by +0.60% …

S&P 500 Falls Back Into Negative Territory For 2016

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks fell despite a big earnings beat from retailer Wal-Mart (WMT) Walmart (WMT) bucked the trend of many U.S. retailers this profit-reporting season, reporting that its earnings, revenues and sales all handily topped Wall Street’s estimates. Shares of the retailer gained almost 10% on the day. The positive news from the company …

Markets End Flat On FOMC Minutes

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Volatility was minimal as we closed out the mid-week trading day. We heard earnings reports from Target (TGT) today, which disappointed investors to say the least. The company missed analyst’s estimates on Q1 sales while delivering a disappointing forecast for the Q2. Corporate said it expects sales in the second quarter to …

Tuesday’s Slide Negates Monday’s Climb

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Today was a solid downward slide from yesterday’s gains on Wall Street, despite some good earnings reports from big players. Inflation worries were spread all over news outlets today as we heard reports that April’s reading on consumer inflation (+0.4%) was the highest in three years. The move higher in inflation, due …