Toyota’s Finance Company Offers 1st U.S. Green Bond

Aside from offering vehicles that leave less of a carbon footprint, the automotive industry is doing more in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) space with companies like Toyota Motor Corporation offering the first U.S. corporate green bond this year. Toyota is borrowing $2.5 billion through its finance company in order to fund the sale of clean cars. Per a Bloomberg report, “Toyota Motor Credit Corp. is selling the debt in as many as three parts, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Only the 10-year security will be green, and it will…

Low-Cost ETFs: Strategies for Efficient Broad Market Exposure

All-time highs for major stock benchmarks, tight credit spreads and low volatility signal serenity ahead. However, in 2020 the margin for error — and opportunity — will likely be as small as it’s been in a long time. In the upcoming webcast, Low-Cost ETFs: Strategies for Efficient Broad Market Exposure, Vito Sciaraffia, Chief Investment Officer, Innealta Capital; Mike Dickson, Head of Portfolio Management, Horizon Investments; and Robert Forsyth III, Head of SPDR Americas Client Enablement Group, State Street Global Advisors, will look at market trends, what to look out for…

This Dividend ETF Draws More Praise

This Dividend ETF Draws More Praise

The ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NOBL A-)”, which combines quality and dividend growth, continues drawing praise from various corners of the market. NOBL tracks the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index, targets the cream of the crop, only selecting components that have increased their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. Consequently, investors are left with a portfolio of high-quality, sustainable dividend payers. “The ETF has a diversified portfolio, which aligns with the Dividend Aristocrats. It owns all of the Dividend Aristocrats, which totaled 57 at the end of 2019,”…