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...

Energy Sector Enters a Correction

As expected, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates a quarter-point today. This is the third hike of the past 15 months and places a range of 0.75% to 1.00% on its benchmark short-term Fed Funds rate. However, crude oil has been the primary market mover the past...

The Quality Factor Is Now King

The Quality factor completed a six-week climb to the top of the factor rankings, knocking Value down to sixth place in the process. Financials and Technology sit atop the sector rankings, as Telecom falls to the bottom. Not much change from a global perspective, with...