Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

Growth stocks can boost your gains

Growth stocks can be riskier than well-established firms, but the best of them often make good long-term investments. They may be well-known stars or quiet gems, but they do share one common attribute: they grow at a faster-than-average rate within their industry, or within the… Read More

Q: Pat, may I have your view of 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, $39.83, symbol SDOG on New York (Units outstanding: 23.6 million; Market cap: $940.0 million; 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 fund… Read More

These ETFs tap homebuilder gains

The U.S. housing market has recovered from the drop in activity earlier this year following the start of COVID-19 lockdowns. Low mortgage rates and limited housing supply—along with buyers who are now looking for more space after being confined to their homes during the pandemic—continue… Read More

These spinoffs will thrive post-COVID

Multinational chemical maker DowDupont (now DuPont de Nemours) unlocked value for its investors in 2019 with not one but two spinoffs. Each of the new firms is now free to focus on improving its own operations and cutting costs to lift profitability.
Shareholders received one share… Read More

These safety-conscious stocks remain buys

OVINTIV INC., $14.66, is a buy. The energy producer (Toronto symbol OVV; Shares outstanding: 259.8 million; Market cap: $3.8 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 3.6%) recently became a U.S. company and changed its name from Encana Corp.
A key reason for the move to the U.S. was to… Read More