High-yield corporate bonds are off to solid starts in the new year. But that’s not license for investors to take on too much risk. In fact, now’s a good time to implement quality with junk bonds via the FlexShares High Yield Value-Scored Bond Index Fund (NYSEArca: HYGV ) .
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Across the globe, quality stocks were among the best performers in 2020, as companies with high profitability maintained an earnings edge despite Covid-19’s impact on the economy. The WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund (DGRW) , which seeks to track the WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Index (WTDGI) , selects companies that look attractive according measures of profitability like return-on-equity (ROE) and return-on-assets (ROA) , and earnings growth prospects, and weights them by their dividend stream .
2021 has already been a fickle year for the big banks. The group of JP Morgan, Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, and Morgan Stanley mostly reported Q4 earnings and revenue above consensus analyst estimates, keeping with the long-term trend.
By Rob Glownia, CFA, CFP, Senior Portfolio Manager, Co-Head of Investment Committee Global Equity CIO, Adam Grossman & Global Fixed Income Co-CIO, Kevin Nicholson Since November, we’ve participated in many calls with financial advisors and their clients to talk about the implications of the election and how to think about markets in 2021.
Social distancing is helping to push the needle toward more telemedicine, which bodes well for ETFs like the Global X Telemedicine and Digital Health ETF (EDOC) . The fund is up 9% to start 2021. “Once considered to be merely a novel way to connect doctors with patients, telemedicine now is recognized as an essential tool in the fight to overcome Covid-19,” a Forbes article noted. “Since the start of this pandemic, there has been a nationwide push for treating non-emergency physical and mental illnesses with virtual office visits.