Defensive Sectors at the Top

Defensive sectors are on the rise and already control the top of the rankings. Real Estate, one of the new-era defensive sectors, has joined Utilities at the pinnacle, and the traditional defensive sector of Consumer Staples sits in third. None of the factor ETFs were...

ETFs-of-CEFs

Closed-end funds (“CEFs”) are different animals from exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and traditional mutual funds. CEFs do trade on an exchange, like stocks and ETFs, which leads to some confusion. However, they cannot create and redeem shares in response to changes in...

Real Estate ETFs Climb in Sector Rankings

Utilities tops the sector rankings, but it was the Real Estate ETFs making the largest upside move. Financials, the prime post-election beneficiary has run out of gas. Momentum continues to lead the factors scorecard, and a three-way tie has developed among the global...