Best Performing Fixed Income ETFs Of The Year

With U.S. stocks on track for one of their largest annual gains on record, it’s easy to forget how well fixed income has done. The iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) is up 8.4% this year, the biggest return on record for the 16-year-old fund, which some consider a benchmark for bond ETFs. Indeed, it was a monumental year for fixed income in many ways. Fueled by the relentless U.S.-China trade war, concerns about the health of the global economy sent bonds around the world surging. At one point,…

A Best Breed Internet ETF For 2020

A Best Breed Internet ETF For 2020

Internet equities always draw plenty of interest from investors, but this year, the Dow Jones Internet Composite Index is lagging broader benchmarks with a gain of just 20%. With 2020 right around the corner, investors mulling internet assets may want to consider putting active management on their side with the ARK Web x.0 ETF (ARKW ). Year-to-date, ARKW is beating the aforementioned Dow Jones Internet Composite Index by a margin of nearly 2-to-1, extending run that has seen ARKW as one of the best-performing actively managed equity ETFs over the…

Hindsight Is 20/20. Foresight, Not So Much.

Hindsight Is 20/20. Foresight, Not So Much.

The year 2019 served up many examples of the unpredictability of markets. Interest rates that US policy makers expected to rise, fell instead. American consumers’ confidence weakened as the year began, and news headlines broadcast fears of an economic slowdown. But investors who moved onto the sidelines missed the substantial gains in the US stock market. The S&P 500 is up more than 25% for the year on a total-return basis. That puts it on course for the best showing since 2013 should that gain hold. Outside the US, Greece…