Tag: exchange traded funds

European regulator sees ‘no urgent need’ for COVID-19 boosters, aligning with WHO view and not the U.S.

The European Medicines Agency said Thursday that there is no “urgent need” for COVID-19 booster shots for fully vaccinated people and suggested instead the emphasis...

Water funds attract $35 billion as drought drains reservoirs. A new report asks if they are worth it

As extreme drought and water shortages plague the U.S. West and beyond, water funds have attracted about $35 billion of assets under management, according to...

Opinion: How 10 of the world’s smartest investors can help you build your perfect portfolio

We posed this question to 10 of the most respected pioneers in the investment community. Six have Nobel Prizes in Economics: Harry Markowitz, the founder...

A benchmark-beating robot thinks AMC will outperform Facebook and GameStop. It likes these other stocks, too.

An exchange-traded fund run by artificial intelligence bought AMC stock at the beginning of July, preferring shares in the cinema chain and retail investor favorite...

Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest is readying the first bitcoin ETF with 21Shares

ARK Invest is teaming up with 21Shares AG’s U.S. affiliate, which serves as the filer and issuer of the ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF. You can...

These money and investing tips are timed for a bull market that looks short on time

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, can help you prepare...

CDC aligns with WHO on delta COVID variant; experts warn of higher risks of infection and serious illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reclassified the delta variant of COVID-19 as one “of concern,” underscoring how much more prevalent the B.1.617.2 variant...

Low-cost investment diversification tools for millennials

The time-tested primary investment style for everyone, including millennials, remains the same, which is based on one’s risk tolerance. However, compared to the earlier generations,...

Is the Fed ‘tightening cycle’ already happening?

The Federal Reserve surprised markets this week by announcing it will begin to gradually sell off its corporate debt holdings accumulated during the pandemic, a...

U.S. stocks have risen to all-time highs this year. Should you ‘sell in May and go away’?

Stocks have been on a tear this year, leaving investors to question whether to “sell in May and go away.” “With stocks at record highs,...

Sebi’s new compensation rule to create arbitrage in favour of index funds, ETFs

In addition, the new rule will create regulatory arbitrage in favour of index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and will result in potential death of...

ETF Wrap: Let’s get away from it all

Raise your hand if you’ve got a mean case of cabin fever. After the past 13 months, of course you do! You want to see...

Get ready for stock buybacks to roar back

U.S. corporations ranging from financial powerhouses to technology titans also have been stockpiling cash as a ballast against the COVID-19 storm. Investment-grade companies ended 2020...

How to choose investment funds—what to do, and what to avoid

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. This article provides information and education for investors. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does...

The Tom Brady of asset management? People love to hate Cathie Wood, but her funds get results

ARK Investment Management, the upstart firm run by Cathie Wood, has had a stellar run in recent years, but as the landscape for stocks has...

ETF Wrap: Putting your money where your mouth is, and we have a winner(s)!

MarketWatch and ETF Wrap will, of course, continue to track all the developments with the spending package, and keep you updated on the best ideas...

Here are the ETFs to help you invest in the Biden infrastructure plan

As President Joe Biden unveils the massive infrastructure package known as The American Jobs Plan, there are some stocks and exchange-traded funds that will benefit....

Wall Street bet on financing self-employed home buyers. Will there be regrets?

Wall Street’s comeback story in U.S. housing finance has hinged on lending to self-employed borrowers and others who don’t quite fit the mold. It financed...

These are the stocks for playing Biden’s infrastructure push, analysts say

President Joe Biden’s big speech on infrastructure is slated to come on Wednesday as he visits Pittsburgh. Analysts have been thinking about his push for...

Vanguard is beefing up its ESG staffing – are more sustainable-investing funds on the way?

Vanguard isn’t known for its broad suite of environmental, social and governance investment funds. It has just five available in the U.S., versus dozens at...

Bitcoin may replace bonds, Cathie Wood says

Bitcoin should be considered a new asset class, one that may even serve as a reserve currency in the future, ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood said...

Opinion: 7 ways to cash in on the boom in videogames and esports

Like millions of other folks, I have maintained my sanity during the COVID-19 pandemic through videogames. To an older generation that may sound odd, but...

ETF Wrap: Have a heart, and Bezos in an ETF

Welcome to the first ETF Wrap in months that doesn’t have existential dread as its guiding principle. There was plenty of news, of course —...

Energy stocks and bonds shine after brutal slump, even as Biden moves to curb fossil fuels

About nine months ago, oil futures did a crazy thing and briefly crashed into negative territory, marking a low point of a historic bear market...

Opinion: These ‘lucky seven’ ETFs have left the S&P 500 in the dust

Late last year, I did a deep dive into how sector funds had done, and I stumbled upon the astonishing outperformance of four sector ETFs...