5 Pairs of ETFs to Play for Current Market Landscape

5 Pairs of ETFs to Play for Current Market Landscape

Relative Value Investing Channel With trade wars, interest rates and fears of a global economic slowdown weighing on the minds of investors in the current market landscape, there’s a plethora of options available to get defensive, opt for safer-haven large cap equities or look for opportunities abroad. However, if an investor can identify significant trends prevailing in the market over other trends, he or she can capitalize on this confirmation bias with single-product efficiency through Direxion’s Relative Weight ETFs. Whether an investor thinks U.S. equities in general will outpace international…

A REIT ETF With a Growth Feel

A REIT ETF With a Growth Feel

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and the related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are normally viewed as defensive investments, not growth ideas. One ETF is changing that notion and investors are benefiting the fund’s growth feel. This year, industrial REITs are acting like growth stocks, explaining why the Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF (INDS n/a) is up 21.26% year-to-date, making it one of the best-performing real estate ETFs on the market. INDS offers investors exposure to US companies that generate the majority of their revenue from industrial REITs that…

A Disruptive Force Among Clean Energy ETFs

A Disruptive Force Among Clean Energy ETFs

With clean energy becoming a more important and accessible investment theme, some exchange traded funds (ETFs) with exposure to the niche are evolving, too. That includes the SPDR Kensho Clean Power ETF (XKCP n/a), which debuted last October. XKCP seeks to provide exposure to the clean power industry both in terms of generation and the underlying technology driving it. Alternative energy sources are an increasingly important part of the power generation conversation. The fund tracks the S&P Kensho Clean Power Index. That benchmark uses “artificial intelligence and a quantitative weighting…