In other trade news, there were reports that the Trump administration is considering taking further steps to implement new tariffs on $200B of Chinese goods. This action, if it occurs, is likely to be met with a reciprocal response by the Chinese government and is another step in the escalation of trade tensions between the two countries. Trade and policy uncertainties are a headline risk, but the fundamental foundation of economic expansion and rising corporate profits are still very much intact and can help extend the bull market.
In ETF news, Technology ETFs as well as Healthcare and Consumer Discretionary ETFs had the most return over the month of August. According to theTech ETFs had an average return of 6.70%, Healthcare 4.96%, and Consumer Discretionary 4.04%.
ETFG Quant Winners: Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF () rose 7.83 points to 50.83, Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF ( ) was up 6.87 points ending the week at 45.27, SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF ( ) climbed 6.26 points to 61.43. Rounding out the Top Five gainers were Vanguard Mega Cap ETF ( ) up 6.11 points to 43.86 and VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF ( ) closing up 6.01 points at 49.92.
ETFG Quant Losers: On the heels of new developments in the U.S. China trade war, the biggest loser of the week was Global X China Consumer ETF () dropping nine points to 36.37. Cambria Foreign Shareholder Yield ETF ( ) dropped seven points to 48.28, iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Europe ETF ( ) fell 6.68 points to 47.82 while iShares Russell 3000 ETF ( ) and iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF ( ) both fell 6.54 points to 45.55 and 45.25 respectively.
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