Monday, January 25, 2021

The Eventful, Early Weeks of 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021 – After slipping the previous week and despite a drop last Friday, U.S. equities gained further ground as all major U.S. equity indices closed with weekly gains. U.S. equities have posted positive performance for most of this young year, fueled primarily by optimism surrounding the arrival of the Coronavirus vaccines, the political transition, the new stimulus package, and a solid start to the earnings season. For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 187.72 points or .59% to close at 30,996.98, the S&P 500 gained 73.22 points or 1.94% to close at 3,841.47 and the NASDAQ Composite picked up 544.56 points or 4.19% to close at 13,543.06.

ETFG Fund Flow Summary - In the world of ETFs, these three products received the largest inflows during the week: iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB) with $3B, iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF (EFV) with $2.9B and the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) with $1.3B of net inflows. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) and the iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) experienced the greatest weekly outflows with $2.7B, $2.3B and $1.5B respectively.

ETFG Quant Movers - Those ETFs who have had the largest weekly change in their overall ETFG Quant ratings which is out of a scale of 1-100.

ETFG Quant Winners: In reviewing the top 3 point gainers in their respective ETFG Quant Model scores for the week, Ivy Focused Growth NextShares (IVFGC) gained 13.38 to 51.40, VanEck Vectors Generic Drugs ETF (GNRX) rose 12.50 to 38.70 and the Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF (VOOG) picked up 11.16 points to an overall ETFG Quant score of 41.42.

ETFG Quant Losers: On the flip side, the ETRACS NYSE Pickens Core Midstream (PYPE) dropped 13.92 points to 47.52, the JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJfell 13.56 to 43.92 and the iShares MSCI Thailand ETF (THDdropped 12.53 to 54.07.

ETFG Weekly Select List: The five most highly rated ETFs per Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy as ranked by the ETFG Quant model.

This week, we highlight a Sector play in Energy that has been a wild ride and currently is recognized by our ETFG Quant model as the highest overall rated Sector.

The iShares Global Energy ETF (IXC) takes the top spot in this category, followed closely by the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) and the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP). Rounding out our top 5 in the Energy Sector within this week’s ETFG Weekly Select List are iShares MSCI Global Energy Producers ETF (FILL) and the Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF (RYE).

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Stimulus Package Announced

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 – On Thursday, President-Elect Joe Biden announced a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief and economic stimulus package. The proposed package includes increased spending on vaccine distribution as well as a $1,400 direct payment to most Americans. It is a timely proposal as unemployment claims continue to grow, reaching 965,000, an increase of 181,000 from the previous week. Overall, the market slightly dipped on the week coming down off of some record highs entering the year. Small Cap momentum continued for the third week in a row as the Russell 2000 Index posted gains once again, while Large Cap indexes fell. We will be focusing on a few Large Cap ETFs in our Weekly Select List and Fund Flow Summary.

For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 30,814, a slight decline of .91%. The S&P 500 finished at 3,768, falling 1.48% and the Nasdaq Composite fell to 12,999, a loss of 1.54%.

ETFG Fund Flow Summary - In ETFs, some of the biggest weekly outflows were in Large Cap products. The iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) lost $2.3B, and the Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG) shrank just over $870M in AUM. Notably, the iShares MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF (USMV) made the biggest weekly outflow list for the second week in a row, losing $1.4B in AUM. For inflows, the largest risers were the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), gaining over $3.5B and the iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB) rising over $2.5B in AUM.

ETFG Weekly Select List: The five most highly rated ETFs per Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy as ranked by the ETFG Quant model.

This week we will highlight some substantial movement in the Large Cap portion of the Select List.

The Principal Contrarian Value Index ETF (PVAL) claimed the number one spot this week moving all the way up from the 5th position. The Forensic Accounting Long-Short ETF (FLAG) and the Principal Sustainable Momentum Index ETF (PMOM) both climbed onto the list from being previously unranked, 2nd and 3rd respectively. Lastly, the 4th position belongs to the WBI BullBear Quality 1000 ETF (WBIL) for the second consecutive week, while the Invesco Russell Top 200 Pure Growth (IVZ) rounded out the top five.

A shortened but eventful week, with the observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, will include the Inauguration of the Biden Administration on Wednesday.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Chaotic But Strong Start To New Year

Monday, January 11, 2021 - A resilient market marched on as unfortunate political and socioeconomic events, that we are becoming all too familiar with, captured the weekly news cycle. Chaos at the Capitol and a negative December U.S. jobs report (-140,000) for the first time since April, were the main focal points of the week. As dire as that sounds, it serves as a good reminder of short term market drivers and the importance of a long term view.

For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 31,098, a modest gain of 1.6%. The S&P 500 finished at 3,825, rising 1.8% and the Nasdaq Composite rose to 13,202, a solid climb of 2.4%.

With Democrats securing the Senate majority after a tightly contested Georgia runoff, a second U.S. stimulus package now seems imminent. A combination of larger U.S. relief checks, further global vaccine distribution and low interest rates could be key ingredients in keeping an already strong 2021 market thriving.

ETFG Fund Flow Summary - In ETFs, some of the biggest weekly outflows were in large equity-based products. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) lost $3B in AUM, the iShares MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF (USMV) lost just under $400M in AUM and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) lost over $350M in AUM. For inflows, the largest risers were the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF), with an increase of just over $2.3B in AUM, and the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) which rose $1.75B in AUM.

ETFG Weekly Select List: The five most highly rated ETFs per Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy as ranked by the ETFG Quant model. This week we will highlight some substantial movement in the Financials portion of the Select List.

Moving up three spots to claim the number one position is the SPDR S&P Insurance ETF (KIE). In the runner-up spot is the Invesco KBW Regional Banking ETF(KBWR), also moving up three notches. The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE), First Trust Financial AlphaDex Fund (FXO), and First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund (QABA) rounded out the top 5 respectively, all climbing into the rankings after previously being unlisted.

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Record Highs and 2021

Monday, January 4, 2021 - After a year like no other, we wish all our readers, clients and partners great health, happiness, and prosperity in 2021!  Last year was filled with sadness, loss and tragedy resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. While the beginning of 2021 may closely resemble 2020, this new year brings an opportunity to refresh.

To recap the markets for 2020, the Dow climbed 7.3%, while the S&P rose 16.3% and for the Nasdaq, it was best year since 2009 with a 43.6% gain. All three major equity indexes ended higher last Thursday, the final trading day of the year. The DJIA closed up 197 points or 0.7% and the broader S&P 500 rose 0.6%. The Nasdaq climbed 0.1%, falling just short of its Monday record.

As we look forward into 2021, the U.S. economy remains challenged with millions of unemployed and a daunting business environment. That said, there are also glimmers of hope such as Thursday’s U.S. data showing first-time jobless weekly claims unexpectedly declining by 19,000 to 787,000 after being forecast at 835,000. The new, stimulus bill signed Sunday coupled with the expectation of additional government support should help in getting the economy back on track.

The world of ETFs were one of the few bright spots in 2020, experiencing substantial growth on several fronts. The ETF Ecosystem welcomed an eclectic group of new ETF Issuers along with a series of new product strategies and structures.

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

ETFG Quant Winners: In the abbreviated last trading week of 2020, the top 5 ETFs with the largest percentage gains in their respective ETFG Quant Model Total Score were Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF, Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF, Oppenheimer Russell 1000 Quality Factor ETF, ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF and Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF with gains of 40.68%, 22.05%, 20.94%, 20.74% and 19.40% respectively.

ETFG Quant Losers: Last week the top 5 ETFs with the largest percentage drop in their ETFG Quant Total Score were Cambria Core Equity ETF, First Trust Dorsey Wright Peoples Portfolio ETF, iPath S&P MLP ETN, CSOP MSCI China A International Hedged ETF and ProShares Decline of the Retail Store ETF with drops in their Quant Total Score of -42.30%, -34.05%, -33.37%, -26.78% and -26.52% respectively.

ETFG Weekly Select List - The five most highly rated ETFs per Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy as ranked by the ETFG Quant model.

In continuing to enhance the actionable strategies that our users can lever from our ETFG Quant Model, this week we highlight the most favored Categories within our ETFG Weekly Select List.

By Sector – The Top 5 Energy ETFs lead all other sectors with an average score of 77.78 followed by the Top 5 Financial ETFs with an average ETFG Quant Score of 69.76. By Geography – For the week, the Top 5 ETFs by Geographic Region were the North American Region with an average score of 77.18 and the Global Category with an average score of 71.10. By Strategy – The Weekly Select List most favored two strategies that scored closely in the last week of the year:  The Small Cap Category with an average of 66.34 for its Top 5 ETFs and the Broad Equity category with an average score of 65.76.

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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, December 21, 2020

A Second Vaccine

Monday, December 21, 2020 - On the news of approval for Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, major U.S. Indexes finished the week in the green. The U.S. is planning on pairing this roll out with the already approved Pfizer vaccine which not only investors, but the world, is hoping will be the beginning of the end for this pandemic.

For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up .4% points closing at 30,179. The S&P 500 rose 1.3% to 3,663 while the Nasdaq Composite was the big winner for the week closing up 3.1% to 12,756.

ETFG Fund Flow SummaryIn ETFs, we saw outflows from some factor-based products. DGRW, the WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund, lost over $737M in assets during this week. That was followed by QUAL, the iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF, which shed about $424M in assets. In inflows, we saw investors move their assets into some of the largest equity index-based ETFs in the marketplace. VXF, the Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund ETF, gained over $4.9B in AUM. That was followed by SPY, the State Street SPDR S&P 500 ETF, which gained over $3.2B in assets.

ETFG Weekly Select List - The five most highly rated ETFs per Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy as ranked by the ETFG Quant model.

Because of this strategy’s success, we highlight some substantial movement in the Industrials portion of this week’s Select List to last. The iShares U.S. Industrials ETF, IYJ, took over the 1st overall spot moving the iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF, ITA, down to the second overall spot. Holding steady in 3rd, 4th and 5th were the same ETFs that were in those positions last week. JETS, the U.S. Global Jets ETF held steady in 3rd while FLM, First Trust Global Engineering and Construction ETF and AIRR, the First Trust RBA American Industrial Renaissance ETF held steady at 4th and 5th.

This week, we will pay close attention to the news from Congress that the Senate has approved the next round of stimulus to help the American people battered from the Coronavirus. We will continue to learn more about the bill throughout the week but expect investors and the markets to greet the news with optimism.

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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, December 14, 2020

First Vaccine Arrives

Monday, December 14, 2020 - Major U.S. Indexes finished the week slightly down as talks for the next stimulus package, due to the coronavirus, continue to stall in Congress. This negative news was paired with positive news coming from the FDA who approved the first vaccine for the Coronavirus. The vaccine will start to be administered this week to the most at-risk populations in the U.S., keeping the markets to such limited losses. For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost roughly 47 points closing at 30,046. The S&P 500 lost 4 points to 3,663 while the Nasdaq Composite lost roughly 27 points to close at 12,377.

ETFG Fund Flow Summary - In ETFs, we saw outflows from some of the largest fixed income products. LQD, the iShares iBoxx Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF, lost over $2.3B in assets during this week. That was followed by HYG, the iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, which shed about $1.8B in assets. In inflows, we saw investors move their assets into some of the largest equity based ETFs in the Marketplace. VTI, the Vanguard Total Market ETF, gained over $1.8B in AUM. That was followed by IVV, the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF, which gained over $1.1B in assets.

ETFG Weekly Select List - The five most highly rated ETFs per Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy as ranked by the ETFG Quant model.

Because of this strategy’s success, we highlight some substantial movements in the Health Care sector of this week’s Select List to last week's. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, XBI, and the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF, IBB, both held steady at the first and second spot, respectively.

Moving up two spots into the 3rd highest ranked was, BBC, the Virtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF. Coming in 4th was a new comer to the list, CNCR, the Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF while PBE, the Invesco Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome ETF moved back two spots to round out the list at 5th place.

This week, we will pay close attention to the news coming out of Congress on the relief package as well as any further news on the Coronavirus vaccines. One other piece of interesting news for ETFs is that Tesla will be making its way into the S&P 500 this coming Friday. This can spell huge news for the stock with the massive inflows expected into some of the largest ETFs.

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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, December 7, 2020

Early Holiday Season Gains

Monday, December 7, 2020 – Last week, the major equity indices once again performed well, despite some economic data that would have suggested otherwise. The U.S. jobs report on Friday fell far short of expectations, as November only added 245,000 workers, well below the estimate of 440,000. The Dow Jones finished the week at 30,218.26, the S&P 500 closed at 3,699.12, and the Nasdaq closed at 12,464,23, which are weekly gains of 1.03%, 1.67%, and 2.12% respectively. Optimism of Congress stepping in and passing another stimulus bill has been brewing in the marketplace, which perhaps is one of the biggest drivers in the week’s gains despite the weak jobs report and Coronavirus cases continually rising in the country.

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

ETFG Quant Winners: We highlight the top 5 Gainers by percentage from this past week. CCOR, FFTY, EEMD, BLCN, and BFOR placed on the top 5 this week, posting % gains of 27.58%, 20.86%, 20.10%, 19.51%, and 18.27% respectively. Worth noting here is CCOR, an actively managed ETF that primarily holds large-cap U.S. stocks, which could be a broad reflection of the performance of the U.S. stock market, and where it will continue to trend during the holiday season.

ETFG Quant Losers: On the % Losers side of the ETFG Quant Movers, the top 5 losers this week were PFFD, JMOM, SPXE, XT, EMTY, which posted % losses of -67.11%, -67.04%, -63.90%, -61.26%, -56.43% respectively. One ETF worth pointing out here is XT, which carries emerging markets securities, and could be a sign on something happen in that sector of the market.

ETFG Weekly Select List - The five most highly rated ETFs per Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy as ranked by the ETFG Quant model.

This week, our focus will be in ‘Geography.’ Two tickers worth pointing out are RVF (Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Pure Value ETF) and CLIX (ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF), both of which moved from 2nd place the previous week to 1st place this week in their respective ‘Mid-cap’ and ‘Long/Short’ sub-focuses.

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