We’ve just finished a tumultuous 2020, so 2021 should be a breeze, right? As we try to return to normal after a volatile year, investors will have to consider new challenges, particularly in the fixed income markets. In the upcoming webcast, , Dan Phillips, Director Asset Allocation Strategy, Northern Trust Asset Management; and Michael Natale, Head of Intermediary Distribution, Northern Trust Asset Management, will outline the path to potential recovery and highlight asset allocation in 2021.
Quality exposure in 2021 is a must given there’s still a lot of market uncertainty amid the Covid-19 pandemic. One area of value that ETF investors may want to focus on is an aerospace and defense play via ETFs like the iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF (ITA) .
With dividends firming up and equities taking off, it may be wise to consider a small hedge with the Hedged Dividend Income ETF (NYSEArca: DIVA) , an ETF that can help reduce dividend equity risk. DIVA tracks the INDXX Hedged Dividend Income Index, which is designed to deliver a strong current yield capital appreciation potential with a risk profile similar to a corporate bond index, according to AGFIQ .
The Democratic “blue wave” in Washington D.C. took two months longer than many investors had anticipated, but it arrived this week when Democrats narrowly eked out a majority in the Senate. Following the Georgia runoffs, investors are once again searching for the best stocks and ETFs to own under Democratic leadership.
By Jehan Mady Investors tend to have differing views when it comes to high yield and its potential benefits and risks. Has this asset class earned an enduring place in a strategic portfolio? And what is the best approach to assessing high yield investments?
Among the many assets getting a lift from the two Senate runoff races in Georgia earlier this week were bank stocks and the related exchange traded funds such as the Invesco KBW Bank ETF ( KBWB C+ ). KBWB tracks the widely followed KBW Nasdaq Bank Index. “The Index is a modified-market capitalization-weighted index of companies primarily engaged in US banking activities.