Done This Weeks Epic ETF Stories By ETFtrends.com 9 minutes ago 0 shares Content preferences Done Compared to last week, things were somewhat subdued on Wall Street this week with earnings and economic data taking center stage. Geopolitical handwringing did not fall off investors radars, but it did wane a bit. That is not to say global and international exchange traded funds were not in focus this week. Prior to Fridays tumble in U.S.
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[ Stock ETFs to Weather Market Volatility ] The active ETF shows a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.8 and a price-to-book of 2.0. In comparison, the S&P 500 index has a 17.4 P/E and a 2.4 P/B. Putting quality and value together is also a prudent approach because it may help the fund reduce its exposure to value traps, which are stocks that look cheap but may become cheaper, Bryan added. It may also help the fund avoid overpaying for quality. [ More Financial Advisors Using ETFs for Core Holdings ] Due to the ETFs selection methodology, it also includes a small 9% allocation toward small-caps, along with mega-caps 27.0%, large-caps 40.5% and mid-caps 23.4%. Sector allocations include consumer cyclical 12.5%, financial services 15.7%, telecom services 1.9%, energy 14.0%, industrials 8.3%, tech 13.5%, consumer staples 11.2%, healthcare 13.8% and utilities 8.6%. Additionally, IELG comes with a low 0.18% expense ratio.
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Iron Ore operations. The Street expected $1.2 billion. Commodities Crude was down 0.22%; United States Oil Fund (USO) was flat. Natural gas was up 0.50% and United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) was up 0.34%.
Management raised its previously projected earnings for 2014 but retained the sales growth forecast (read: A Comprehensive Guide to Consumer Staples ETF ). Market Impact Following the release of earnings, PepsiCo traded in the more.. green, mainly to reflect the enhanced outlook. The stock was up 1.85% in the key trading session. However, KO lost about 3.75% (as of April 23, 2014) since reporting earnings. The ETF space seemed largely unaffected, with consumer staples ETFs having notable exposure to Coca Cola and PepsiCo paring little gains. XLP in Focus The most popular consumer ETF on the market, XLP follows the S&P Consumer Staples Select Sector Index.