Guide To Dividend Aristocrat Etfs – Etf News And Commentary – Nasdaq.com

Dividend-focused products offer both safety in the form of payouts and stability in the form of mature companies that are less volatile to the large swings in stock prices. The dividend paying securities are the major sources of consistent income for investors when returns from equity markets are at risk. Further, these products have proven outperformers over the long term (read: Dividend ETFs Explained: What Investors Need to Know ). While there are plenty of options in the dividend ETF world, honing in on the ‘dividend aristocrats’ could be the most beneficial way to ride out the current market volatility resulting from geopolitical worries.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/guide-to-dividend-aristocrat-etfs-etf-news-and-commentary-cm382731

Pharma ETF Investing 101 – Yahoo Finance

Inc. (Symbol: YHOO) is higher by about 0.1%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of IYW, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, IYW’s low point in its 52 week range is $76.57 per share, with $101.2406 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $101.17. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average .
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/iyw-csco-hpq-yhoo-etf-outflow-alert-cm382543

Retail ETF In Play As Handfuls Of Retailers Report Earnings – Yahoo Finance

Among financial ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF ( AMEX: XLF ), which is up 1.0% on the day, and up 6.69% year-to-date. Bank of America, meanwhile, is up 2.91% year-to-date, and SunTrust Banks, is up 5.16% year-to-date. Combined, BAC and STI make up approximately 6.7% of the underlying holdings of XLF. The next best performing sector is the Technology & Communications sector, up 0.4%. Among large Technology & Communications stocks, Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard ( NYSE: HPQ ) and eBay eBay ( NASD: EBAY ) are the most notable, showing a gain of 5.7% and 4.4%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Technology & Communications stocks is the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK), which is up 0.5% in midday trading, and up 13.16% on a year-to-date basis.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkornblau/2014/08/21/thursday-sector-leaders-financial-technology-communications/

IYW, CSCO, HPQ, YHOO: ETF Outflow Alert – NASDAQ.com

The funds expense ratio is 0.45% with the dividend yield being 1.12%. The trading volume is roughly 13,464 shares per day. trading etfs Market Vectors Pharmaceutical ( PPH ) PPH was launched in Dec 2011 and tracks the Market Vectors U.S. Listed Pharmaceutical 25 Index.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/pharma-etf-investing-101-195317161.html

Pimco ETF Binges on Company Debt in Race to Safe Enough – Bloomberg

The company lost $5.39 per share, more than double the loss of $2.63 per share analysts were expecting. Revenue of $8.01 billion also fell short of expectations of $8.13 billion. The Children’s Place Retail Stores (NASDAQ: PLCE ) reported its second quarter results. The company lost $0.37 per share, less than the $0.44 loss per share analysts were expecting. Revenue of $384.60 million was also better than expected as analysts were projecting revenue to be $379.01 million.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/retail-etf-play-handfuls-retailers-184829913.html

Thursday Sector Leaders: Financial, Technology & Communications – Forbes

You have to be cautious and careful about this because we do think higher rates are coming, said George Rusnak, national director of fixed income for Wells Fargo Private Bank. As spreads are less, youre less protected. Outperforming Junk At the same time, benchmark bond yields arent likely to rise much during the next six months, so investment-grade corporate securities should hold their value, he said. When rates do rise, the notes may outperform junk bonds — which have benefited disproportionately from a search for yield amid unprecedented Fed stimulus. Pimcos Total Return ETF, which follows a similar investment strategy as the firms $223.1 billion Total Return Fund, has been steadily increasing its corporate-debt holdings throughout the year. The notes account for more than 41 percent of the fund now compared with as low as 9.73 percent at the end of January, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/pimco-etf-binges-on-company-debt-in-race-to-safe-enough.html

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