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...

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...

Oil Gains Boost Commodity and Energy ETFs

Although they often move in opposite directions, commodities and the U.S. dollar posted above-average positive returns this past week. Crude oil is trading back above $51, erasing about half of its March freefall and boosting Energy ETFs. The dollar’s strength created...

Equity Markets Shrug Off Dow Losing Streak

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended an eight-day losing streak with a nice gain on Tuesday. Although this was its longest losing streak in six years, the overall decline was only 1.9%—hardly enough to make a dent. The sector, factor, and global ETFs treated it as a...