Small-Cap ETFs Are Outperforming Their Large-Cap Peers

Exchange traded funds that track the small-capitalization market are outperforming their large-capitalization peers as more investors hope a quick fiscal stimulus turnaround will come with Democratic candidate Joe Biden taking the lead in the polls.
So far in October, small stocks are outpacing larger companies by the greatest amount since November 2016, reflecting investors’ bets on Democrats gaining control in Washington and ramping up spending to support the economy, the Wall Street Journal reports

ETF of the Week: Amplify Online Retail ETF (IBUY)

Deloitte predicts eCommerce holiday retail sales to grow between 25% to 35% from November through January, reaching $182 billion to $196 billion in total.
To put this in perspective, eCommerce shopping levels during Covid-19 lockdowns from April through May accounted for $153 billion, compared to the 2019 holiday season from November to December of $142 billion.

In Uncertain Markets, Dividends Are a Steady Option

QDIV gives investors: Focus on Quality : QDIV invests in companies that score in the top 200 of the S&P 500 based on a variety of quality metrics including return-on-equity, accruals, and financial leverage.
The fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P 500® Quality High Dividend Index.

BlackRock Calls for Global ESG Conformity

“We believe that this could be resolved by aligning and converging to establish a globally recognized sustainability reporting framework and set of standards.”
For example, the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation, a non-profit that sets accountancy rules, proposed to establish a sustainability standards board and work with the existing initiatives.

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