Q: Hi, Pat. I am a longtime Inner Circle member and I would like your opinion on two Vanguard consumer ETFs—VDC and VCR. Thanks.

A: Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, $159.56, symbol VCR on New York, aims to track the MSCI US IMI Consumer Discretionary 25/50 Index. That index follows U.S. consumer discretionary companies. Those firms, in the manufacturing and service industries, are highly sensitive to economic cycles. The manufacturing… Read More

Soaring share price makes Dollarama an expensive buy

Soaring share price makes Dollarama an expensive buy

 In response to a direct “buy or not” question from a member of his Inner Circle, Pat McKeough takes a close look at Dollarama as it stands in 2017. A successful growth stock, Dollarama has risen more than 700% since it first began trading publicly. The… Read More

Q: Hi Pat: Can I get your opinion on two Vanguard consumer ETFs—Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF and Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF. Thanks.

A: Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, $161.83, symbol VCR on New York, aims to track the MSCI US Investable Market Consumer Discretionary 25/50 Index. That index follows U.S. consumer discretionary companies. Those firms, in the manufacturing and service industries, are highly sensitive to economic cycles. The… Read More

Pass on this ETF

PROSHARES DECLINE OF THE RETAIL STORE ETF $34 (New York symbol EMTY; TSINetwork ETF Rating: Aggressive; Market cap: $24 million) is designed to move in the opposite direction of its underlying index—specifically, the Solactive-ProShares Bricks and Mortar Retail Store Index.
That means the ETF’s investors profit as share… Read More