How to Avoid Big Losses Trading ETFs like TQQQ

How to Avoid Big Losses Trading ETFs like TQQQ One of the most asked questions we get about Trading ETF’s like TQQQ is how can I Avoid Big Losses with Trading ETFs like TQQQ that destroys my trading account?  This article explains a few of the techniques you can use to help identify when risk is in your favor or maybe you should keep your powder dry for a better opportunity. There are times in trading when the market is moving in one direction or the other that allows a…

iShares Adds ‘Leaders’ ESG ETF

BlackRock’s iShares unit has rolled out another ESG ETF. This one is a complement to the $1.9 billion iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF (SUSL), one of the most notable launches of 2019. The iShares ESG MSCI EM Leaders ETF (LDEM) excludes companies involved in controversial business lines and selects only stocks with the highest environmental, social and governance ratings in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, using MSCI’s ratings. LDEM comes with an expense ratio of 0.16% and lists on the Nasdaq stock market. LDEM’s index represents approximately half of…

Is the Coronavirus Infecting the Bull Market?

By Lauren Goodwin, CFA; Multi-Asset Solutions Team for New York Life Investments Blog Economic growth is slowing, and geopolitical risks abound. But the market has taken it in stride, backed by strong investor sentiment and favorable liquidity conditions. That is, until the Wuhan coronavirus threatened to put a damper on the important Lunar New Year holiday in China. How have markets reacted? Threats of a coronavirus spread prompted “risk-off” behavior across asset classes, meaning that investors purchased U.S. sovereign bonds at the expense of equity markets. The S&P 500 Index lost…

First Trust Merging Multiple ETFs

Today First Trust has announced the reorganization of several of its ETFs, to be completed in the second quarter. The firm is known for rarely closing ETFs and instead tends to repurpose them. The $40 million First Trust Value Line 100 Exchange-Traded Fund (FVL) will be absorbed into the $10.4 billion First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund (FVD). Although $40 million is nothing to sneeze at, both FVL and FVD launched in 2003 and have had more than 15 years to gather assets. FVD has clearly been the more…

Small ETF Issuer’s Road To Success

Defiance ETFs is small new issuer working to carve out a niche in the growing segment of thematic ETFs. One of the firm’s newer and bigger successes is the Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF (FIVG), which gathered $220 million in assets in less than a year. We caught up with Paul Dellaquila, president of Defiance ETFs, to talk about how the firm is navigating a market filled with giants and is finding success.   ETF.com: Defiance seems to be building a lineup of next-generation thematic ETFs. Is that how the…