After Nvidia declines to reiterate its full-year forecast, the semiconductor sector turns negative

Chip stocks bounced back from a weak session in extended trading Thursday afternoon, after Nvidia NVDA, -0.02%  and equipment supplier Applied Materials Inc. AMAT, +4.14%  reported earnings that beat watered-down expectations. Most of those gains were nearly erased, however, after Nvidia declined to reiterate an earlier full-year forecast and admitted that a slowdown in the data-center market, a key growth driver for the biggest names in semiconductors, is not improving and can’t really be predicted. “The data-center spending pause around the world will likely persist in the second quarter and visibility remains low,” Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress said in…

Pet Care, Infrastructure, Online Retail

Famous advice says “invest in what you know”—70% of American households have pets and we spend billions on them annually; more than $8 trillion has been spent over the past decade to improve U.S. roads; and it’s projected that shoppers will spend about $3.5 trillion globally on online retail purchases this year and $4.8 trillion by 2021. Major trends like these are all around us, and they could be significant investment opportunities. On the upcoming webcast, Pet Care, Infrastructure & Online Retail—Investing in Today’s Global Trends, Simeon Hyman, Global Investment…

Breaking Down Today’s Inflation | ETF Trends

By Rodney Johnson via Iris.xyz I recently had dinner with my extended family. Afterwards, my parents mentioned they were surprised at how expensive the meal had been. It was a nice restaurant, but nothing fancy. It worked out to roughly $50 apiece, before tip. As we left, we separately climbed into our newish cars, which all cost more than $40,000. My brother-in-law’s pickup tops out over $50,000. But don’t worry, the government tells us, there’s not much inflation. We could have chosen a cheaper restaurant, and less expensive cars, which is…

What is the best performing stock in the S&P 500 in 2019?

The beauty retailer has exploded 102% in 2019, by far the best performer of the benchmark index. However, it is also the most shorted stock of the S&P 500 at 50% of its float. High short interest could squeeze out more gains in this rally over the short term, says one technical analyst. “Near term the stock is still quite bullish,” Mark Newton, founder of Newton Advisors, said Wednesday on CNBC’s “Trading Nation. ” “Technically the stock has started to act quite well, breaking out on very heavy volume, almost three…

How to Begin Incorporating ESG, Impact Investing into Portfolios? Try Munis

By SNW Asset Management via Iris.xyz You often hear it said that the first step is the hardest. But for investors and financial advisors looking to step onto the path to ESG and Impact investing, the first step can be an easy one—municipal bonds. Municipal bonds serve as a low-risk, tax efficient asset class that can dampen overall portfolio volatility and provide income. In addition to these favorable investment characteristics, when evaluating ESG and Impact opportunities, municipal bonds should be one of the first sectors that springs to mind. Asset Class…