Tuesday, May 4, 2021

#1 Rated ETFs - ETFG Weekly Select List – 5/4/21

Tuesday, May 4, 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

In the table 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 – please click on the table and individual Tearsheets are available by clicking on the individual ETF tickers:


 

 




















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.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Movement Below the Water Line

Monday, May 3, 2021 – Another week passed with little movement in the overall domestic, equity indexes, as investors appeared to take in stride a variety of significant occurrences and announcements.  On the domestic policy front, the Biden Administration advocated their position for higher taxes with initiatives that included infrastructure spending and family-focused programs. The 1Q 2021 Gross Domestic Product data reflected a whopping 6.4% annualized growth rate but came in slightly below the 6.5% expectation, leaving the markets primarily without major impact.

Even positive earnings reports that reflected big growth from the three largest companies (AAPL, MSFT & AMZN) didn’t seem to move the needle, despite their respective substantial growth numbers. Given the disproportionate weighting of these big companies within the respective indexes like the S&P 500, it’s easy to see the lack of movement in the overall markets.

For the week, the DJIA finished down 0.5% to 33,874.85, the S&P 500 finished up one point (0.02%) to 4,181.17 and the Nasdaq fell 0.4% to 13,962.68.

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

ETFG Weekly Quant Winners: The three biggest gainers in their ETFG Total Quant Scores were the Invesco S&P SmallCap Utilities ETF (PSCU) which added 15.71 points to 56.56, the Global X Gold Explorers ETF (GOEX) which gained 13.13 points to 42.25 and the VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ESPO) which added 11.32 to its ETFG Overall Quant Score of 50.35.

ETFG Weekly Quant Losers: The three biggest losers in their respective ETF Quant Total Scores were the SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust (MDY) which dropped 12.36 points to 36.94, the Principal Spectrum Preferred Securities Active ETF (PREF) which lost 10.03 points to 34.98 and the Innovator S&P Investment Grade Preferred ETF (EPRF) which dropped 9.46 points to an ETFG Quant Overall Score of 35.18.

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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.