Solar ETF Is Enjoying a Sunny Outlook

Solar ETF Is Enjoying a Sunny Outlook

Solar stocks and sector-related ETFs have shined over the past year and the outlook continues to look bright. The Invesco Solar ETF (TAN B) rose 5.3% so far in 2020 after advancing 58.3% over the past year. The outlook for the solar industry remains favorable as strong fundamentals could continue to back the sector, MarketWatch reports. “Global solar installations will continue double-digit growth rates into the new decade,” IHS Markit said in a recent note. “New annual installations in 2020 will reach 142 gigawatts (GW), a 14 % rise over…

Day Hagan / Ned Davis Releases Smart Sector ETF ‘SSUS’

On Friday, Day Hagan Asset Management (DH) and Ned Davis Research (NDR), a leading independent provider of global economic and financial analysis, launched a new ETF looking towards long-term appreciation and preservation. The Day Hagan/Ned Davis Research Smart Sector ETF (SSUS) is designed to seek long-term capital appreciation and preservation of capital. A proactive, adaptive strategy, SSUS is incorporated in the U.S. and considered a “fund of funds” that, under normal market conditions, seeks to achieve its investment objective by principally investing in unaffiliated equity ETFs that track the performance…

Tom Lydon Talking Gold, Growth & Emerging Markets

Tom Lydon Talking Gold, Growth & Emerging Markets

As U.S. markets hit all time highs on Monday, CNBC’s Bob Pisani chatted with ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon and Stuart Frankel’s Steve Grasso during a segment of ‘Halftime Report’. Pisani began the segment discussing inflows into growth and emerging markets, as well as the outflows from gold funds, with precious metals, for example, sticking out with over $530 million in outflows in the past two weeks. When asked his opinion of the markets, Lydon explained how with equity markets taking off, there was less favor towards gold. “That doesn’t…

Why This Alternative Energy ETF May Shine Again in 2020

Why This Alternative Energy ETF May Shine Again in 2020

In what was a banner for alternative energy ETFs in 2019, the ALPS Clean Energy ETF (ACES) was one of the best, posting an annual gain of more than 50%. ACES follows the CIBC Atlas Clean Energy Index. That benchmark is comprised of U.S. and Canada-based companies that primarily operate in the clean energy sector. Constituents are companies focused on renewables and other clean technologies that enable the evolution of a more sustainable energy sector. Buoyed by double-digit growth rates in global solar installations over the next decade, ACES, with…

Upset in Latin America Means Chance for Fintech ETFs

Upset in Latin America Means Chance for Fintech ETFs

Fintech companies looking to carry over their wave of disruption, especially in the online payments space can look to Latin America for potential opportunities. This, in turn, could create interest in fintech-focused ETFs looking to add to their core portfolios of financial disruption companies by looking outside of developed markets. In Latin America, online payments is still a relatively new concept as opposed to more developed economies where they have become standard fare. “For those who have never experienced this issue, it can be hard to imagine the frustration of…