Agriculture ETFs tap expanding demand

With yearly revenue of over $4 trillion, the global agriculture industry offers enormous opportunities for firms ready to satisfy growing food demand.
Crop and food prices will continue to fluctuate from year to year—as we’ve seen with wheat and fertilizer exports disrupted from major producers Russia,… Read More

Mid-cap ETFs can lift your portfolio gains

Many investors overlook mid-cap stocks, thinking that a combination of large- and small-cap stocks will provide their portfolios with all the diversification they really need. However, as a group, U.S. mid-cap stocks have often performed better than large caps and are generally less risky than… Read More

Idexx’s high p/e adds to your risk

IDEXX LABORATORIES INC. $676 is still a hold. The company (Nasdaq symbol IDXX; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 84.9 million; Market cap: $57.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 18.9; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.idexx.com) makes equipment that veterinarians use to detect… Read More

ETFs for children—and for all ages

For parents or grandparents who wish to save for their children’s future, there are few better ways than to invest in a diversified portfolio of high-quality, growing companies. Here are two ETFs that can help investors achieve that goal. And even better, these same ETFs… Read More

Idexx is priced to perfection

IDEXX LABORATORIES INC. $465 is still a hold. The company (Nasdaq symbol IDXX; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 84.9 million; Market cap: $39.5 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 15.3; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.idexx.com) makes equipment that veterinarians use to detect diseases in pets… Read More