Reliving Glory Days (on “Turkey Day”)

My high school alma mater in New Jersey celebrated the 50th anniversary of the school’s undefeated, state champion football team on Thanksgiving Day, prior to the current team’s traditional Turkey Day game. In the overall scheme of things, this might not be viewed as...

Weekly Edge: A Holiday Review

As Thanksgiving approaches, and with it the both beloved and maligned Black Friday, Wall Street turns its eye toward retail sales. How’s retail doing? MarketWatch reports the SPDR S&P Retail ETF has gained more than 5% this month, and the Amplify Online Retail...

ETF Deathwatch for October 2017

ETF Deathwatch for October had 22 additions and 26 exits. Nine of the departing funds were due to improved health, while the other 17 joined the ranks of the “dearly departed.” The membership roll now stands at 457. Fifteen of the closed funds were ETFs as opposed to...