Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Big ETF Stories of the Week By ETFtrends.com 2 hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done It was another week marked by escalating geopolitical tensions and select sectors again dragging on U.S. stocks. U.S.
EGShares Beyond BRICs ETF Tops $250M in AUM – Yahoo Finance
Notably, some quality ETFs likes SPDR MSCI United Kingdom Quality Mix ETF ( QGBR ) and SPDR MSCI Germany Quality Mix ETF ( QDEU ) and some U.K.-based ETFs like MSCI United Kingdom Hedged Equity Fund ( DBUK ) and WisdomTree United Kingdom Hedged Equity Fund ( DXPS ) were less ruffled last week and lost marginally. QGBR in fact added gains (read: Negative Interest Rates Put These European ETFs in Focus ). Amid such a situation, we suggest investors to cherry pick some top-ranked Europe ETFs to sail through the wavering market condition. DBUK currently has a Zacks ETF Rank of 2 or Buy rating. Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research?
Where Will Europe ETFs Go After Portugal Banking Woes? – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com
Excluding the BRIC nations means BBRC has missed out on epic rallies in Brazilian, Indian and, more recently, Chinese shares. However, the BRIC exclusion also means the ETF has dodged controversy and weakness associated with Russian stocks. [Russia ETFs Hit by New Sanctions] BBRC holds 92 stocks hailing from emerging and frontier markets. In October 2013, BBRC completed its transition to the FTSE Beyond BRICs Index, which allowed the fund to allocate up to 25% of its weight to frontier markets firms.
Friday Sector Leaders: Utilities, Energy – Forbes
Within that group, Dominion Resources Dominion Resources ( NYSE: D ) and Consolidated Edison Consolidated Edison ( NYSE: ED ) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 2.8% and 2.3%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF ( AMEX: XLU ), which is up 1.5% on the day, and up 10.47% year-to-date. Dominion Resources, meanwhile, is up 6.33% year-to-date, and Consolidated Edison Edison is up 3.55% year-to-date. Combined, D and ED make up approximately 10.8% of the underlying holdings of XLU. The next best performing sector is the Energy sector, higher by 1.5%.
ETF Preview: ETFs, Futures Higher as Russia Considers Easing Tension With Ukraine; Sentiment Brightens on Upbeat Q2 Productivity – NASDAQ.com
Commodities Crude was up 0.3%; natural gas was up 0.49%. United States Oil Fund (USO) was up 0.2%; United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) was flat. Gold was up 0.14%, and silver was up 0.3%. McDonald’s (MCD) was down 0.7% after it reported a 2.5% decrease in July global comparable sales, with the U.S. dropping 3.2%, Europe up 0.5%, and Asia Pacific/Middle East/Africa (APMEA) off 7.3%. The company noted the decrease reflected the impact of food quality and safety issues at a supplier to McDonald’s and other food companies in China.