Tuesday, March 2, 2021

#1 Rated ETFs - ETFG Weekly Select List

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - the ETF Global Weekly ETF Select List supports users with their respective Exchange-Traded Fund selection processes. All individual product ETFG Tearsheets may be viewed via our 21 Day, Free Trial at https://www.etfg.com/signup/quick by clicking on the Ticker. Below, we highlight those products which were #1 Ranked in this week’s Select List in their respective Category for Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy:


















The ETFG Weekly ETF Select List features the 5 most highly rated ETFs by Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy as ranked by the ETFG Quant model. This weekly reference guide enables you to quickly and easily identify ETFs which meet your chosen criteria.

·       Selection pool includes all U.S. listed, equity ETFs, excluding levered and inverse

·       ETFG Quant model ranks daily all relevant products

·       ETFG Quant has four primary drivers:

o   Behavioral Finance (Technical Analysis & Sentiment)

o   Fundamental Analysis

o   Global Themes

o   Quality

·       Weekly Select List selection is performed prior to trading on Mondays

ETF Global encourages users to perform a more comprehensive review of the overall ETFG Quant rankings and to utilize the additional tools and resources available at www.etfg.com to further research and diligence exchange-traded funds.

Thank you for reading ETF Global® Perspectives!

ETFG 21 Day Free Trial:  https://www.etfg.com/signup/quick 

_______________________________________________________

Assumptions, opinions and estimates constitute our judgment as of the date of this material and are subject to change without notice.  ETF Global LLC (“ETFG”) and its affiliates and any third-party providers, as well as their directors, officers, shareholders, employees or agents (collectively ETFG Parties) do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or timeliness of any information, including ratings and rankings and are not responsible for errors and omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information and ETFG Parties shall have no liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions therein, regardless of the cause, or for the results obtained from the use of such information. ETFG PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE. In no event shall ETFG Parties be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, compensatory, punitive, special or consequential damages, costs, expenses, legal fees, or losses (including, without limitation, lost income or lost profits and opportunity costs) in connection with any use of the information contained in this document even if advised of the possibility of such damages. ETFG ratings and rankings are statements of opinion as of the date they are expressed and not statements of fact or recommendations to purchase, hold, or sell any securities or to make any investment decisions. ETFG ratings and rankings should not be relied on when making any investment or other business decision.  ETFG’s opinions and analyses do not address the suitability of any security.  ETFG does not act as a fiduciary or an investment advisor.  While ETFG has obtained information from sources they believe to be reliable, ETFG does not perform an audit or undertake any duty of due diligence or independent verification of any information it receives. This material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security or other financial instrument. Securities, financial instruments or strategies mentioned herein may not be suitable for all investors.  Any opinions expressed herein are given in good faith, are subject to change without notice, and are only correct as of the stated date of their issue.  Prices, values, or income from any securities or investments mentioned in this report may fall against the interests of the investor and the investor may get back less than the amount invested.  Where an investment is described as being likely to yield income, please note that the amount of income that the investor will receive from such an investment may fluctuate.  Where an investment or security is denominated in a different currency to the investor's currency of reference, changes in rates of exchange may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income.

This publication has been prepared for general guidance on matters of interest only and does not constitute professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication, and, to the extent permitted by law, ETF Global does not accept or assume any liability, responsibility or duty of care for any consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this publication or for any decision based on it.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Approved

Monday, March 1, 2021 - In big news over the weekend, the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19, one-dose vaccine received approval and is expected to begin distribution later this week. This may prove supportive for the markets which experienced a volatile last week, ending with weekly losses in all of the major U.S. equity indices.

Despite optimism in recent weeks stemming from the potential for new fiscal stimulus, the Fed’s easy-money policies and the vaccine rollout, equities appeared reactive to the recent, sharp rise in bond yields as the 10-year Treasury broke through 1.50% on Thursday. Investors now seem concerned that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates earlier than previously expected due to concerns around inflation and its impact on future economic growth.

For the week, the DJIA lost 561.95 points to close at 30,932.37, the S&P 500 dropped 95.56 to 3,811.15 and the Nasdaq closed at 13,192.35 shaving 682.12 points for the week.

ETFG Quant Movers - Those ETFs who have had the largest weekly change in their respective, overall ETFG Quant ratings.

ETFG Weekly Quant Winners: The three biggest gainers in their ETFG Total Quant Scores were found in the Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETF (FDIS) up 10.98 points to 51.77, the SPDR MSCI EAFE StrategicFactors ETF (QEFA) up 10.44 points to 44.06 and the WBI Power Factor High Dividend ETF (WBIY) which gained 10.21 to a Total ETFG Quant Total Score of 47.11.

ETFG Weekly Quant Losers: The three biggest drops in their respective ETF Quant Total Scores were found in the Barclays Return on Disability ETN (RODI) which lost 16.06 points to 45.17, the iShares MSCI BRIC ETF (BKF) dropping 13.71 points to 26.81 and the iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF (AAXJ) which shaved 9.88 points to an ETFG Quant Total Score of 35.10.

Thanks for reading ETF Global Perspectives and have a great week!

ETFG 21 Day Free Trial:  https://www.etfg.com/signup/quick 

_______________________________________________________

Assumptions, opinions and estimates constitute our judgment as of the date of this material and are subject to change without notice.  ETF Global LLC (“ETFG”) and its affiliates and any third-party providers, as well as their directors, officers, shareholders, employees or agents (collectively ETFG Parties) do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or timeliness of any information, including ratings and rankings and are not responsible for errors and omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information and ETFG Parties shall have no liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions therein, regardless of the cause, or for the results obtained from the use of such information. ETFG PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE. In no event shall ETFG Parties be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, compensatory, punitive, special or consequential damages, costs, expenses, legal fees, or losses (including, without limitation, lost income or lost profits and opportunity costs) in connection with any use of the information contained in this document even if advised of the possibility of such damages. ETFG ratings and rankings are statements of opinion as of the date they are expressed and not statements of fact or recommendations to purchase, hold, or sell any securities or to make any investment decisions. ETFG ratings and rankings should not be relied on when making any investment or other business decision.  ETFG’s opinions and analyses do not address the suitability of any security.  ETFG does not act as a fiduciary or an investment advisor.  While ETFG has obtained information from sources they believe to be reliable, ETFG does not perform an audit or undertake any duty of due diligence or independent verification of any information it receives. This material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security or other financial instrument. Securities, financial instruments or strategies mentioned herein may not be suitable for all investors.  Any opinions expressed herein are given in good faith, are subject to change without notice, and are only correct as of the stated date of their issue.  Prices, values, or income from any securities or investments mentioned in this report may fall against the interests of the investor and the investor may get back less than the amount invested.  Where an investment is described as being likely to yield income, please note that the amount of income that the investor will receive from such an investment may fluctuate.  Where an investment or security is denominated in a different currency to the investor's currency of reference, changes in rates of exchange may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income.

This publication has been prepared for general guidance on matters of interest only and does not constitute professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication, and, to the extent permitted by law, ETF Global does not accept or assume any liability, responsibility or duty of care for any consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this publication or for any decision based on it.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

#1 Rated ETFs - ETFG Weekly Select List

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - the ETF Global Weekly ETF Select List supports users with their respective Exchange-Traded Fund selection processes. All individual product ETFG Tearsheets may be viewed via our 21 Day, Free Trial at https://www.etfg.com/signup/quick by clicking on the Ticker. Below, we highlight those products which were #1 Ranked in this week’s Select List in their respective Category for Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy:

























The ETFG Weekly ETF Select List features the 5 most highly rated ETFs by Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy as ranked by the ETFG Quant model. This weekly reference guide enables you to quickly and easily identify ETFs which meet your chosen criteria.

·       Selection pool includes all U.S. listed, equity ETFs, excluding levered and inverse

·       ETFG Quant model ranks daily all relevant products

·       ETFG Quant has four primary drivers:

o   Behavioral Finance (Technical Analysis & Sentiment)

o   Fundamental Analysis

o   Global Themes

o   Quality

·       Weekly Select List selection is performed prior to trading on Mondays

ETF Global encourages users to perform a more comprehensive review of the overall ETFG Quant rankings and to utilize the additional tools and resources available at www.etfg.com to further research and diligence exchange-traded funds.

Thank you for reading ETF Global® Perspectives!

ETFG 21 Day Free Trial:  https://www.etfg.com/signup/quick 

_______________________________________________________

Assumptions, opinions and estimates constitute our judgment as of the date of this material and are subject to change without notice.  ETF Global LLC (“ETFG”) and its affiliates and any third-party providers, as well as their directors, officers, shareholders, employees or agents (collectively ETFG Parties) do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or timeliness of any information, including ratings and rankings and are not responsible for errors and omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information and ETFG Parties shall have no liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions therein, regardless of the cause, or for the results obtained from the use of such information. ETFG PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.

In no event shall ETFG Parties be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, compensatory, punitive, special or consequential damages, costs, expenses, legal fees, or losses (including, without limitation, lost income or lost profits and opportunity costs) in connection with any use of the information contained in this document even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

ETFG ratings and rankings are statements of opinion as of the date they are expressed and not statements of fact or recommendations to purchase, hold, or sell any securities or to make any investment decisions. ETFG ratings and rankings should not be relied on when making any investment or other business decision.  ETFG’s opinions and analyses do not address the suitability of any security.  ETFG does not act as a fiduciary or an investment advisor.  While ETFG has obtained information from sources they believe to be reliable, ETFG does not perform an audit or undertake any duty of due diligence or independent verification of any information it receives.

This material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security or other financial instrument. Securities, financial instruments or strategies mentioned herein may not be suitable for all investors.  Any opinions expressed herein are given in good faith, are subject to change without notice, and are only correct as of the stated date of their issue.  Prices, values, or income from any securities or investments mentioned in this report may fall against the interests of the investor and the investor may get back less than the amount invested.  Where an investment is described as being likely to yield income, please note that the amount of income that the investor will receive from such an investment may fluctuate.  Where an investment or security is denominated in a different currency to the investor's currency of reference, changes in rates of exchange may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Encouraging Retail Sales

Monday, February 22, 2021 - As we approach the close of February, news headlines remind us that it was about a year ago that the Coronavirus cases began to rapidly spread domestically and inevitably grip the nation in the teeth of the pandemic. With COVID-19 cases now trending downward and vaccinations being increasingly distributed, there may be light at the end of the pandemic tunnel albeit not soon enough. Next up in the pandemic fight is the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which has been submitted for FDA approval and will hopefully accelerate vaccine availability and distribution, if approved.

During the holiday week, the U.S. equity markets balanced positive economic reports and caution regarding current equity valuation levels. With perhaps a sign of what is to come in consumer spending, Retail Sales reported a +5% increase in January. Led by the Financial and Energy sectors, major U.S. equity indices turned in mixed performance for the week.

The DJIA eked out a gain of 35.92 points (.11%) to close at 31,494.32, the S&P 500 dropped 28.12 points (.71%) to 3,906.71 and the NASDAQ gave back 221.01 points (1.57%) to close the week at 13,874.46.

ETFG Quant Movers - Those ETFs who have had the largest weekly change in their respective, overall ETFG Quant ratings.

ETFG Weekly Quant Winners: The three biggest gainers in their ETFG Total Quant Scores were found in the Virtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF (BBC) which reached 59.10 up 11.06 points, the Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF (ENFR) which closed at 53.29 up 10.51 points and the iShares International Preferred Stock ETF (IPFF) that picked up 10.44 points to an ETFG Total Quant Score of 59.90.

ETFG Weekly Quant Losers: The three biggest drops in their respective ETF Quant Total Scores were found in the ProShares Decline of the Retail Store ETF (EMTY) which gave back 11.63 points to 37.89, the iShares India 50 ETF (INDY) which has had a lot of movement recently and gave back 8.01 points to 35.63 and finally the AGFiQ US Market Neutral Momentum Fund (MOM) which wrapped the week at an ETFG Total Quant Score of 33.67 down 7.89 points for the week.

Thanks for reading ETF Global Perspectives and have a great week!

ETFG 21 Day Free Trial:  https://www.etfg.com/signup/quick 

_______________________________________________________

Assumptions, opinions and estimates constitute our judgment as of the date of this material and are subject to change without notice.  ETF Global LLC (“ETFG”) and its affiliates and any third-party providers, as well as their directors, officers, shareholders, employees or agents (collectively ETFG Parties) do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or timeliness of any information, including ratings and rankings and are not responsible for errors and omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information and ETFG Parties shall have no liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions therein, regardless of the cause, or for the results obtained from the use of such information. ETFG PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.

In no event shall ETFG Parties be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, compensatory, punitive, special or consequential damages, costs, expenses, legal fees, or losses (including, without limitation, lost income or lost profits and opportunity costs) in connection with any use of the information contained in this document even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

ETFG ratings and rankings are statements of opinion as of the date they are expressed and not statements of fact or recommendations to purchase, hold, or sell any securities or to make any investment decisions. ETFG ratings and rankings should not be relied on when making any investment or other business decision.  ETFG’s opinions and analyses do not address the suitability of any security.  ETFG does not act as a fiduciary or an investment advisor.  While ETFG has obtained information from sources they believe to be reliable, ETFG does not perform an audit or undertake any duty of due diligence or independent verification of any information it receives.

This material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security or other financial instrument. Securities, financial instruments or strategies mentioned herein may not be suitable for all investors.  Any opinions expressed herein are given in good faith, are subject to change without notice, and are only correct as of the stated date of their issue.  Prices, values, or income from any securities or investments mentioned in this report may fall against the interests of the investor and the investor may get back less than the amount invested.  Where an investment is described as being likely to yield income, please note that the amount of income that the investor will receive from such an investment may fluctuate.  Where an investment or security is denominated in a different currency to the investor's currency of reference, changes in rates of exchange may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

#1 Rated ETFs - ETFG Weekly Select List

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - the ETF Global Weekly ETF Select List supports users with their respective Exchange-Traded Fund selection processes. All individual ETFG Tearsheets may be viewed via our 21 Day, Free Trial at https://www.etfg.com/signup/quick by clicking on the Ticker.

Below, we highlight those products which were #1 Ranked in this week’s Select List in their respective Category for Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy:
















The ETFG Weekly ETF Select List features the 5 most highly rated ETFs by Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy as ranked by the ETFG Quant model. This weekly reference guide enables you to quickly and easily identify ETFs which meet your chosen criteria.

  • Selection pool includes all U.S. listed, equity ETFs, excluding levered and inverse
  • Weekly Select List selection is performed prior to trading on Mondays
  • ETFG Quant model ranks daily all relevant products
  • ETFG Quant has four primary drivers:
    • Behavioral Finance (Technical Analysis & Sentiment)
    • Fundamental Analysis
    • Global Themes
    • Quality

Utilize the additional tools and resources at www.etfg.com to research exchange-traded funds.

Thank you for reading ETF Global® Perspectives!

ETFG 21 Day Free Trial:  https://www.etfg.com/signup/quick 

_______________________________________________________

Assumptions, opinions and estimates constitute our judgment as of the date of this material and are subject to change without notice.  ETF Global LLC (“ETFG”) and its affiliates and any third-party providers, as well as their directors, officers, shareholders, employees or agents (collectively ETFG Parties) do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or timeliness of any information, including ratings and rankings and are not responsible for errors and omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information and ETFG Parties shall have no liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions therein, regardless of the cause, or for the results obtained from the use of such information. ETFG PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.

In no event shall ETFG Parties be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, compensatory, punitive, special or consequential damages, costs, expenses, legal fees, or losses (including, without limitation, lost income or lost profits and opportunity costs) in connection with any use of the information contained in this document even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

ETFG ratings and rankings are statements of opinion as of the date they are expressed and not statements of fact or recommendations to purchase, hold, or sell any securities or to make any investment decisions. ETFG ratings and rankings should not be relied on when making any investment or other business decision.  ETFG’s opinions and analyses do not address the suitability of any security.  ETFG does not act as a fiduciary or an investment advisor.  While ETFG has obtained information from sources they believe to be reliable, ETFG does not perform an audit or undertake any duty of due diligence or independent verification of any information it receives.

This material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security or other financial instrument. Securities, financial instruments or strategies mentioned herein may not be suitable for all investors.  Any opinions expressed herein are given in good faith, are subject to change without notice, and are only correct as of the stated date of their issue.  Prices, values, or income from any securities or investments mentioned in this report may fall against the interests of the investor and the investor may get back less than the amount invested.  Where an investment is described as being likely to yield income, please note that the amount of income that the investor will receive from such an investment may fluctuate.  Where an investment or security is denominated in a different currency to the investor's currency of reference, changes in rates of exchange may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Trump Acquitted/Weekly Market Gains

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - With a final vote of 57 guilty to 43 not guilty, short of the 67 guilty votes needed to convict, the Senate acquitted former President Trump in his second impeachment trial Saturday, voting that he was not guilty of inciting the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. equity prices moved higher last week, including a new record high for the S&P 500. Stocks were again buoyed by continued optimism for the proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package and the prospect of a third approval for a coronavirus vaccine. Despite continuing concerns surrounding mutated variants, the prospects of an increased supply of vaccines in the coming months provided welcomed optimism in our fight against the pandemic. Corporate earnings reports continue to reflect solid numbers and brought the first quarter of year-over-year growth since Q4 2019.

For the week, the DJIA gained 310.16 points (1.00%), the S&P reached a new high in picking up 48 points (1.23%) to 3,934.83 and the NASDAQ added 239.18 points (1.73%) to close at 14,095.47.

ETFG Quant Movers - Those ETFs who have had the largest weekly change in their respective, ETFG Total Quant Scores. 

ETFG Weekly Quant Winners: The three biggest gainers in their ETFG Total Quant Scores were the SPDR S&P Emerging Markets SmallCap ETF (EWX) adding 9.10 points to 45.89, the Invesco DWA Technology Momentum ETF (PTF) gaining 8.78 points to 45.03 and the iShares India 50 ETF (INDY) which pushed up 8.43 points to 43.63.

ETFG Weekly Quant Losers: The three biggest drops in their ETF Quant Total Scores were found in the JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJ) giving back 12.54 points to 48.51, the Victoryshares Dividend Accelerator ETF (VSDA) which lost 10.93 points to 40.77 and the Invesco KBW Property & Casualty Insurance ETF (KBWP) which shaved 10.21 points to 43.26.

Thanks for reading ETF Global Perspectives and we hope you have a great week!

ETFG 21 Day Free Trial:  https://www.etfg.com/signup/quick 

_______________________________________________________

Assumptions, opinions and estimates constitute our judgment as of the date of this material and are subject to change without notice.  ETF Global LLC (“ETFG”) and its affiliates and any third-party providers, as well as their directors, officers, shareholders, employees or agents (collectively ETFG Parties) do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or timeliness of any information, including ratings and rankings and are not responsible for errors and omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information and ETFG Parties shall have no liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions therein, regardless of the cause, or for the results obtained from the use of such information. ETFG PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.

In no event shall ETFG Parties be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, compensatory, punitive, special or consequential damages, costs, expenses, legal fees, or losses (including, without limitation, lost income or lost profits and opportunity costs) in connection with any use of the information contained in this document even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

ETFG ratings and rankings are statements of opinion as of the date they are expressed and not statements of fact or recommendations to purchase, hold, or sell any securities or to make any investment decisions. ETFG ratings and rankings should not be relied on when making any investment or other business decision.  ETFG’s opinions and analyses do not address the suitability of any security.  ETFG does not act as a fiduciary or an investment advisor.  While ETFG has obtained information from sources they believe to be reliable, ETFG does not perform an audit or undertake any duty of due diligence or independent verification of any information it receives.

This material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security or other financial instrument. Securities, financial instruments or strategies mentioned herein may not be suitable for all investors.  Any opinions expressed herein are given in good faith, are subject to change without notice, and are only correct as of the stated date of their issue.  Prices, values, or income from any securities or investments mentioned in this report may fall against the interests of the investor and the investor may get back less than the amount invested.  Where an investment is described as being likely to yield income, please note that the amount of income that the investor will receive from such an investment may fluctuate.  Where an investment or security is denominated in a different currency to the investor's currency of reference, changes in rates of exchange may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Record Highs Last Week & The Big Game

Monday, February 8, 2021 – First, for all football fans or those who just tune in once per season for the Super Bowl, we congratulate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on their 31-9 victory last night over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. Quarterback Tom Brady, in his first season in Tampa Bay, captured his record setting 7th Super Bowl victory (yes, he was not playing against the NY Giants) - crazy year, crazy season, crazy story.

Now onto business, following a pullback in the previous week, U.S. equities reached new record highs last week. For the week, the DJIA picked up 1,165,62 (3.89%) to close at 31,148.24, the S&P 500 rose 172.59 (4.65%) to 3,886.83 and the NASDAQ gained 785.60 (6.01%) to close the week at 13,856.30.

A combination of continuing themes propelled markets upward and was led by Johnson & Johnson’s request for emergency use of its single-shot vaccine to help fight the Coronavirus. Senate Democrats now appear on a viable path to pass the newest coronavirus relief package. Investor viewpoint seems to favor the package as near-term support for markets and a potential longer-term benefit to the overall economy. Lastly, we are past halftime in the quarterly earnings reporting season with just under 60% of the companies within the S&P 500 having reported. The results are not only strong, but, certainly are contributing to boosting markets. Of the companies who have reported, 81% have reported upside surprises in EPS and 79% have reported upside surprises in revenues.

ETFG Fund Flow Summary – In the world of ETFs and embracing the old investment research adage of “follow the money,” these three products saw the greatest inflows during the week: the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) captured inflows of approximately $8.5B, the iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) picked up just over $2B and the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) saw inflows of $1.7B. For the largest outflows during the week, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) both saw outflows just over $1.5B. The SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) experienced outflows just under that level with $1.3B.

ETFG Quant Movers - Those ETFs who have had the largest weekly change in their respective, ETFG Total Quant Scores.

ETFG Weekly Quant Winners: We witnessed some huge increases during the week as select products picked up some large numbers in our models’ scores. The largest increases in their respective ETFG Total Quant Scores were found in the Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF (PBW) gaining a whopping 21.58 to 68.63, similarly the Innovator IBD ETF Leaders ETF (LDRS) gained 21.29 to 65.76 and the Volshares Large Cap ETF (VSL) added 14.56 points for an ETFG Total Quant Score of 55.88.

ETFG Weekly Quant Losers: On the other side, the three largest drops in their respective ETFG Total Quant Scores were found in the Cambria Core Equity ETF (CCOR) losing -17.94 to 36.92, the ProShares MSCI EAFE Dividend Growers ETF (EFAD) dropping -15.72 to 39.73 and finally the JPMorgan US Minimum Volatility ETF (JMIN) shaved -15.47 points to an ETFG Total Quant Score of 40.06.

Thanks for reading ETF Global Perspectives and have a great week!

ETFG 21 Day Free Trial:  https://www.etfg.com/signup/quick 

_______________________________________________________

Assumptions, opinions and estimates constitute our judgment as of the date of this material and are subject to change without notice.  ETF Global LLC (“ETFG”) and its affiliates and any third-party providers, as well as their directors, officers, shareholders, employees or agents (collectively ETFG Parties) do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or timeliness of any information, including ratings and rankings and are not responsible for errors and omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information and ETFG Parties shall have no liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions therein, regardless of the cause, or for the results obtained from the use of such information. ETFG PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.

In no event shall ETFG Parties be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, compensatory, punitive, special or consequential damages, costs, expenses, legal fees, or losses (including, without limitation, lost income or lost profits and opportunity costs) in connection with any use of the information contained in this document even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

ETFG ratings and rankings are statements of opinion as of the date they are expressed and not statements of fact or recommendations to purchase, hold, or sell any securities or to make any investment decisions. ETFG ratings and rankings should not be relied on when making any investment or other business decision.  ETFG’s opinions and analyses do not address the suitability of any security.  ETFG does not act as a fiduciary or an investment advisor.  While ETFG has obtained information from sources they believe to be reliable, ETFG does not perform an audit or undertake any duty of due diligence or independent verification of any information it receives.

This material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security or other financial instrument. Securities, financial instruments or strategies mentioned herein may not be suitable for all investors.  Any opinions expressed herein are given in good faith, are subject to change without notice, and are only correct as of the stated date of their issue.  Prices, values, or income from any securities or investments mentioned in this report may fall against the interests of the investor and the investor may get back less than the amount invested.  Where an investment is described as being likely to yield income, please note that the amount of income that the investor will receive from such an investment may fluctuate.  Where an investment or security is denominated in a different currency to the investor's currency of reference, changes in rates of exchange may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income.