IWD invests in value stocks in the Russell 1000 index.A significant portion of its portfolio consists of sectors that are sensitive to the strength of the economy.IWD’s current valuation is towards the high end of its historical average.
September and October are infamous for major bouts of volatility striking markets.Identifying the possible catalysts for volatility is the first step to staying ahead of it.Our team also spotted unusual activity in the embattled Real Estate sector, but M&A action offers hope amid real estate’s ruins.
CNYA provides access to locally available equities in China, with a focus on financial and industrial sectors.The ETF has exposure to consumer staples and specific companies such as Kweichow Moutai and a lithium-ion battery manufacturer, which may drive secular resilience.But structural risks, including the housing sector and geopolitical tensions, continue to pose challenges for the Chinese economy and the ETF’s outlook.We think the risks that remain are too numerous and too serious to want to take the risk on China at current multiples, despite some strong constituent companies in CNYA.
High yield ETFs like JEPI and JEPQ are popular among passive income investors for their simplicity and attractive income streams.Moreover, JEPI and JEPQ offer considerable exposure to technology.We compare them side by side and offer our take on which is the better pick for passive income investors.
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