Cannabis Corner: WEED has $2.7B to power your gains

Last issue we told you about Chronos Group, whose big cash holding—courtesy of major partner Altria—will help it prosper even as producers struggle with sluggish sales and the challenge of securing new financing.
This issue we look at another major producer with a deep-pocketed partner that… Read More

Cannabis Corner: Investors benefit from its war chest

 Cannabis returns for investors have almost all dropped sharply since early 2019. Oversupply combined with major bottlenecks in getting products to consumers are the big reasons. This has pushed already optimistic projections for revenue, and perhaps even profits, further into the future.
The long-term outlook for… Read More

iShares Edge MSCI Min Volatility USA ETF and Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETFs offering market-like returns with lower risk

iShares Edge MSCI Min Volatility USA ETF and Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETFs offering market-like returns with lower risk

ETF managers aim to produce portfolios with lower risk than the overall stock market while keeping up with overall gains.

These two ETFs are good examples of applying low-volatility stock-picking strategies without sacrificing return.


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ISHARES EDGE MSCI MIN VOL USA ETF (New York symbol USMV) provides investors… Read More

Pad your profits with these tech leaders

In the past few years, long-time technology leaders Intel and Texas Instruments have become reliable sources of dividends in addition to presenting you with the potential for above-average capital gains. We continue to see both as buys for our investors.
INTEL CORP., $52, is a buy. The… Read More

This ETF hands you the best of Italian firms

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The Italian economy ranks among the biggest in the world but has offered investors very little growth for the past decade. High unemployment—especially among the country’s youth—as well as regional income disparities and high government debt are key problems.
Still the country is… Read More

Make room for ‘value’ in your ETF portfolio

Value investing is one of several investment styles that have over time performed better than the overall market. Other long-term styles with strong track records include small companies, low volatility stocks, and high-quality companies.
The problem for you as an investor is that the winning styles… Read More

Here’s your primer for precious-metal gains

Investor demand for gold is very strong right now, with consistent buying by central banks as well as exchange-traded funds. Silver has also moved lately, but platinum has lagged.
Those last two precious metals have proportionally larger industrial applications than gold (see graph), which strengthens their… Read More