Looking for a short-term trade? This ETF carries risk — but outperforms when volatility spikes

Volatility reared its head again last week, with U.S stocks posting their worst week since June as traders responded to growth fears, hot inflation data and the possibility of a 100 basis point rate hike by the Federal Reserve. It marked Wall Street’s fourth losing week in five, highlighting the fragile state of the stock … Read more

ETFs that are beating the energy market

One niche area of the commodity market — uranium — has been a bright spot over the past month, with its performance outpacing even that of the broader energy sector. Uranium, used as fuel in nuclear power plants, is in the spotlight as countries scramble to wean themselves off Russian energy following the Ukraine war. … Read more

Buffer ETFs are beating the market in 2022 and delivering protection for patient investors

One of the best ways for ETF investors to beat the market this year has been to play it safe. So-called buffer ETFs, an options-based product that allows investors to protect against losses in exchange for capping potential upside, have handily beaten the S & P 500 in 2022, even with the recent rebound for … Read more

New way to short Tesla with AXS Investments ETF

Investors have a new way to make bullish and bearish bets on large-cap stocks. AXS Investments launched eight of 18 approved single-stock leveraged ETFs this month. The funds aim to increase exposure of short-term single-stock investments. “They’re designed for active traders, traders that are looking to make tactical trading decisions on a daily basis,” the … Read more

Investors are obsessed with size of Fed’s next rate hike. Here’s what they’re missing.

Debate has been simmering over whether Federal Reserve policy makers will raise the fed-funds rate by three-quarters of a percentage point later this month, as they did in June, or step up their inflation-fighting campaign with a full point hike —- something that hasn’t been seen in the past 40 years.Friday’s economic data, which included … Read more

Listen: Where BlackRock iShares boss says ETFs are going next

The rise of passive investments has come to define asset management in recent years. A surge of interest has seen flows into ETFs spike. The global market could top $15tn within three years, according to some estimates. But in an increasingly crowded space, where will things head next? Few are better placed to answer that question … Read more

Cathie Wood has a simple response to Tesla getting booted out of an S&P 500 ESG index: ‘Ridiculous’

Cathie Wood isn’t pleased about one of her most popular investments, Tesla Inc., being excluded from a prominent index that tracks eco- and socially friendly companies. “Ridiculous,” was essentially Wood’s terse response to news that the S&P 500 ESG Index has dropped Elon Musk’s electric-vehicle maker Tesla TSLA, -6.80%  from its lineup, as a part … Read more

The Riskiest Bets in the Stock Market Are the Most Popular

When technology stocks tumbled for a fourth straight day in January, Evan Fetter, a 25-year-old in the U.S. military, saw an opportunity to swing for the fences.  The trade has been underwater at times, but Mr. Fetter says he hopes to hold the shares until his investment is worth $50,000, at which point he plans … Read more

Sorry, Investors, You Can’t Buy the Dip Anymore

Sorry, Investors, You Can’t Buy the Dip Anymore