Bank ETFs Get a Boost from Corporate Earnings

Bank stocks and ETFs have been soaring on Wednesday thanks to increases in banking profits that beat analyst expectations. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reported an almost 5 times increase in quarterly profits thanks to surging markets and an economic recovery that enabled the bank to mobilize $5.2 billion in funds that it had set aside to cover bad loans.

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A Heightened Value Tilt Is All Well and Good for This MOAT ETF

Shape-shifting to the ebbs and flows of the market can help ETFs investors snag the best from today’s investing factors. One such fund is the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT) . MOAT seeks to replicate as closely as possible the price and yield performance of the Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus Index.

The Pullback in Growth Stocks Also Devastated ESG ETFs

As investors rotated out of growth and into value, socially responsible funds that track environmental, social, and governance principles took an indirect hit. ESG strategies target themes beyond company fundamentals and have leaned heavily toward growth-oriented companies in recent years, notably through technology giants like Apple, Google’s parent company Alphabet, and Microsoft.

An Equity ETF Strategy to Max Out Diversification

ETF investors seeking to enhance their portfolio mix can consider a smart beta strategy based on a TOBAM methodology that challenges conventional diversification wisdom. In the recent webcast, 99 Problems, but Concentration Isn’t One: A New Approach to Diversification , Mark Hackett, Chief of Investment Research, Nationwide, outlined the current market environment we are in after a tough coronavirus induced pullback and subsequent rally in equities.

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