Published Mon, 11 Mar 2019 16:14:04 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
Note: This article was first released exclusively to ETF Focus subscribers 2 weeks ago.
The "ETFs in Focus" list is used to highlight ETFs that I feel are short-term trade opportunities. As such, these ideas may be more appropriate to those investors looking to be more active traders in their portfolios, but I'll also discuss how they could fit into our ETF Focus model portfolios (which tend to have more of a buy-and-hold strategy). You'll get an idea of how it'll work as you read through this week's article but, as always, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Let's take a look ahead at the ETFs to watch over the next few weeks!
The Equity ETF Idea
You probably saw the news this week that U.S. retail sales in the 4th quarter came in way below expectations dropping by 1.2% in what was at least thought to be a healthy-looking holiday season.
There are two ways to look at this number - as a one-off event or as the potential beginning of a larger trend. Several pundits were clearly caught off guard by the number, given the economic backdrop and considering that holiday sales figures generally painted the picture of a relatively healthy buying environment. Should this just be considered some kind of fluke, and should we be paying more attention to the larger economic picture?
On the other hand, the global economic slowdown is real as we've already seen with results coming out of Germany, Italy, and China. Q1 earnings estimates for S&P 500... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|SPDR BARCLAYS CAPITAL HIGH YIELD BOND ETF||107.06||0.0||0.00||6.08||5.64|
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