Why High-Yield Investors Should Consider Fallen Angel Bond ETFs

As many look to fixed-income markets ahead, ETF investors may consider a strategy that could help enhance yield opportunities in a diversified bond portfolio. On the recent webcast, Why Not All High Yield Bonds are Created Equal, Fran Rodilosso, Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management, VanEck, and Dan Cupkovic, Director of Investments, ARGI Investment Services, argued that fallen angel bonds may be a better way for fixed-income investors to enhance yields and diversify away from potential risks in the broader high-yield bond market. Rodilosso explained that fallen angels are…

Europe Bank ETF Finds Relief in ECB’s Tiering System

European banks and sector-related ETFs have suffered through a negative rate environment, and the European Central Bank just cut key interest rates even further into the red. However, the banking segment is finding some relief after the ECB announced a new tiered deposit rate specifically tailored to help financial companies. The iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF (NASDAQ: EUFN), which provides a targeted play on European financial companies, increased 1.7% on Friday. The ECB cut its key deposit rates by 10 basis points to negative 0.5%, but Europe’s financial sector still…

U.S. Stock ETFs Jump on ECB Stimulus, China Trade Talk Hopes

U.S. markets and stock exchange traded funds rallied Thursday after the European Central Bank revealed its intent to support the Eurozone economy and positive developments on U.S.-China trade. On Thursday, the Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ: QQQ) increased 0.4%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) rose 0.2% and SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) was 0.4% higher. Investors grew more risk-on with China and the U.S. taking steps to mend bridges through conciliatory gestures ahead of next month’s planned talks in Washington to end a trade war that has stoked…

Energy Sector ETFs Rally as New Saudi Minister Maintains Production Cuts

While the rest of the market was stuck in sideways action, energy sector-related exchange traded funds led the charge Monday on rising oil prices in response to Saudi Arabia energy minister’s confirmation that there will be no major change to the kingdom’s oil policy. Among the best performing non-leveraged ETFs of Monday, the SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (NYSEArca: XES) surged 5.4%, VanEck Vectors Oil Service ETF (NYSEArca: OIH) jumped 5.6% and iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF (NYSEArca: IEZ) increased 5.0%. Meanwhile, the broader Energy Select…

Income-Minded Investors Can Enjoy Growth Through a Dividend Tech ETF

While growth-oriented technology names may not be synonymous with yields, income seekers can still find attractive payouts through a targeted tech sector-related dividend ETF. Over the past decade, the technology sector has increased dividend payments by about 17% to $88 billion, CNBC reports. “With a scarcity of yield today, investors may be well-served to look to the tech sector for both dividend yield and dividend growth,” Credit Suisse analyst John Talbott said in a note. “Many firms in the space offer decent dividend yields and the ability to grow dividends…