No ‘Easy Button’ With Multifactor ETFs

Sam Huszczo is founder and head of SGH Wealth Management, a young Detroit-area advisory firm with about $150 million in assets under management. As an RIA with a CFP designation and a CFA under his belt, Huszczo is a fan of statistics, a strong believer in factor investing, an avid user of ETFs and a proponent of low-cost investing. He shares with us how he’s managing money today.   ETF.com: Why did you become an advisor? Sam Huszczo: I started in the industry at a commission brokerage firm almost 15…

The Second Best Performing Asset Since 1999

Last week the world got its first look ever at a black hole, one of those cosmic bodies so supermassive and powerful that not even light can escape its pull. These things literally destroy all matter that comes within their reach, making them the trash compactors of the universe. Some of you reading this right now can probably point to a few investments you made over the years that had more in common with black holes than you would care to admit. Gold, I’m happy to say, is not among…

Strong Case For Consumer Discretionary ETFs

Economic growth in the U.S. may be slowing, but it will still outpace the growth rate seen in other developed foreign markets. To investors, that means looking toward U.S. sectors filled with companies that generate the majority of their revenue domestically rather than from foreign economies. One such sector is consumer discretionary. The U.S. economy does not rely on exports nearly as much as other developed economies. For example, the U.S. only derives about 12% of GDP from exports, while countries like Germany (46%), and China (20%) rely far more…

Union Pacific, Honeywell Help Propel Industrial Sector ETFs

Industrial sector exchange traded funds were leading the charge Thursday after Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) announced strong quarterly profits and Honeywell (NYSE: HON) provided an optimistic forward guidance. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLI) rose 1.2 on Thursday. Supporting the bounce in the industrial segment, U.S. railroad operator Union Pacific Corp. revealed better-than-expected quarterly profits on price increases and cost constrols that offset the impact of severe winter weather-related and record flooding damages, Reuters reports. Union Pacific shares jumped 4.7% on Thursday. UNP makes up 5.3% of XLI’s underlying…

How To Approach Today’s Bond Market

With fear of slowing economic growth and the Fed’s shifting stance on rates, the bond market is certainly keeping investors on their toes, says Tim Urbanowicz, senior fixed income ETF strategist for Invesco. Recently Urbanowicz shared with ETF.com his 30,000 ft. view of the bond ETF market, including what he sees as today’s biggest risks, how many bonds investors need in their portfolio to be truly diversified, and what he sees as the next leg of growth for smart-beta bond ETFs. ETF.com: What trends in the fixed income market right…