( GILD ), Amgen Inc. ( AMGN ), Biogen Idec Inc. ( BIIB ), and Celgene Corp. ( CELG ). Click to Enlarge Clearly Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) plays an important role in the performance of XLV .
JPMorgan’s ETF Debut Set for Tuesday – Focus on Funds – Barrons.com
This ETF is also the largest Energy Equity ETF in the space by a mile as well, trumping the second largest VDE (Vanguard Energy, Expense Ratio 0.14%) which only has about $3.2 billion in AUM. XOM and CVX by nature are Value stocks, with 2.70% and 3.50% yields respectively, and managers that may have been fortunate to either buy the stocks outright or via an Energy ETF with sizable weightings towards them like an XLE for example, three, six, or twelve months ago, have seen not only steady dividends roll in but also impressive breakout price performance which has recently trumped the broad market indices. In any case, whether the future story is Bull or Bear, it seems like now is the best time to pay attention and stay focused not only on these stocks but the sector given the Iraqi situation as well as looming earnings season for XOM, CVX and related names, which is really not that far off (end of July), as well as the typical seasonality of Gasoline prices around Labor day. Even though most eyes today may be focused on the U.S. Energy Select Sector SPDR For more information on Street One ETF research and ETF trade execution/liquidity services, contact Paul Weisbruch at email@example.com .
ETF Chart of the Day: An Energetic Friend | ETF Trends
On June 3, the HSBC China Manufacturing PMI report indicated that Chinas manufacturing PMI increased to 49.4 in May, from Aprils 48.1. Although a reading below 50 indicates contraction, the improvement from April reinforced the notion that the nations recent economic slowdown was just a temporary setback. On June 9, the General Administration of Customs reported that the nations exports increased 7 percent in May, on a year-over-year basis. Economists had been expecting a 6.6 percent increase. Investors enthusiasm was subdued by the fact that imports fell 1.6 percent, compared with economists expectations for a 6.1 percent increase. Although Chinas trade surplus reached its highest level in five years, the slump in imports signaled sluggishness in the domestic economy because of reduced demand. On June 13, Chinas National Bureau of Statistics reported that in May, retail sales visit increased 12.5 percent on a year-over-year basis and that industrial production increased 8.8 percent on a year-over-year basis. The June 5 release of the HSBC China Services PMI (with Composite PMI data) for May indicated the end of a three-month streak of contraction, with a slight but crucial increase to 50.2 percent from Aprils 49.5 percent. The report included the following Commentary from Hongbin Qu, Chief Economist, China & Co-Head of Asian Economic Research at HSBC: The headline HSBC China Services PMI moderated to 50.7 in May, down from 51.4 in April.
Notable ETF Inflow Detected – BND – NASDAQ.com
The Chicago Board Options Exchange China ETF Volatility Index, a measure of expected price swings, dropped 34 percent during the period. The Hang Seng China Enterprises gauge capped a five-week rally last week. Its three-month gain of 13 percent compared with a 2.6 percent increase in the Shanghai Composite. The Shanghai gauge added 2 percent last week. The Shanghai Composite has lagged the ETF performance, indicating that sentiment has shifted more among asset allocators who want to quickly shift into the asset class rather than by longer-term oriented stock pickers, Gibley at Charles Schwab said. The ability of the government to revive the economy remains diminished amid the risk of inflating asset prices, according to Eric Lascelles , chief economist for RBC Global Asset Management.
Mixed News about China: Weekly International ETF Report
JPMXF Diversified Return Global Equity ETF, we reported ,is built with four attributes in mind: (1) finding stocks which exhibit low volatility, (2) stocks with value characteristics, (3) momentum and (4) size. Bloomberg Going passive Back in February, this blog previewed a lineup that the giant bank has no problem calling smart beta. The term has come under fire in the ETF industry and elsewhere for being vague , overpromising and something of a hash by fund marketing departments. Do you really want to call these ETFs smart beta? I put the question toBob Deutsch, head of JPMs ETF business, earlier this year. Here was the response : Its a term the industry uses, and I dont have something to offer in terms of a better one, Deutsch said, adding, I do think there is a recognition that traditional market cap weighted index funds have unintended biases, and that because of those unintended biases, investors should at least consider other ways to invest.
China ETF Hedging Costs at Record Low on Stimulus Wagers – Bloomberg
The chart below shows the one year price performance of BND, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, BND’s low point in its 52 week range is $79.14 per share, with $82.60 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $81.76. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed).