DowDuPont split set to unlock value

Chemical giant DowDuPont continues to plan for its split into three new businesses, following last year’s big merger.
The stock has suffered in the past few months over concerns trade disputes could slow global growth. Cyclical industrial manufacturers, such as automakers, are the company’s major customers… Read More

Pass on this ETF

VELOCITYSHARES DAILY 2X VIX SHORT-TERM ETN $47.22 (Nasdaq symbol TVIX) is an exchange-traded note (ETN) that tracks the VIX Short-Term Futures Index.
While they are technically debt instruments like bonds, ETNs pay no interest and offer no protection for an investor’s principal. In many ways, they are like ETFs.
Market… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. Could I have your opinion on the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF? If one were considering a “Dogs of the Dow” approach, would this be an alternative? Thanks.

A: The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF, $43.27, symbol SDOG on New York (Units outstanding: 49.3 million; Market cap: $2.1 billion; www.alpssectordividenddogs.com), is an ETF that applies the “Dogs of the Dow” theory on a sector-by-sector basis using the stocks in the S&P 500. The… Read More