by Leslie N. Masonson, MBA Investing in an ETF is easy with the wide availability over 3,200 and many easy-to-navigate automated brokerage trading platforms offering zero commissions. The key question is whether or not you’ve done your homework to know what you are buying. Make sure you spend sufficient time reviewing the ETF’s objective, [...]
by Leslie N. Masonson, MBA Investors always find it a challenge on where to invest their money. For example, depending upon the market cycle, large caps may be leaders while mid-caps and small-caps may be laggards. At other times, U.S. stocks can greatly outpace international stocks, as they have for many years and vice [...]
by Leslie N. Masonson, MBA In order to make informed decisions about ETFs, investors should use a step-by-step analytical approach. Be aware that the more complex the ETF’s strategy, the more time will be needed to understand all its features and risks. For example, the basic index ETF (SPY, QQQ, and DIA) is usually [...]
by Leslie N. Masonson, MBA Cathie Wood, CIO and portfolio manager of ARK Investment Management is well-known and outspoken about her firm’s “disruptive innovation” ETFs. She has been their cheerleader during the 2020 through 2023 tumultuous period. This market segment encompasses companies involved in the following businesses: neural networks, cryptocurrencies, digital wallets, reusable rockets, [...]
by Leslie N. Masonson, MBA Since November 15th, the home building companies have been among the best performers on the VectorVest Stock and ETF Viewers. This is not surprising based on the large demand for housing that can’t keep up with the number of buyers looking to move or upgrade their housing needs. The [...]
by Leslie N. Masonson, MBA Over the years, investors searching for dividends only had a few choices such as mutual funds and individual securities. With the advent of ETFs and their tremendous growth over the past 30 years, investors now have another alternative that may be the best of all. ETFs provide investors with [...]
HCI Group Inc. Powers Higher, But Is Below Its 2021 All-Time High of $139.80: Can It Make It Back There?
By Leslie N. Masonson, MBA HCI Group, Inc. (NYSE:HCI), was incorporated in 2006 in Tampa, Florida where it is currently headquartered. It has $507 million in annual sales and a market capitalization of $737 million with 578 full-time employees. The company was formerly known as Homeowners Choice, Inc. and changed its name to HCI [...]
by Leslie N. Masonson, MBA This is the third part of a series on ETF Momentum investing with the last two articles published on this blog on November 11 and 18, respectively. The first article was an introduction to ETF momentum investing, while the second article provided ETF multi-year performance over four time periods. [...]
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Powers Higher Towards Its August 9 All-Time High: Jump in Right Now?
By Leslie N. Masonson, MBA Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AMPH), is a bio-pharmaceutical firm, that develops, manufactures, markets, and sells generic and proprietary injectable, inhalation, and intranasal products to its customers in the United States, China, and France. The company was incorporated in 1996 in Rancho Cucamonga, California where it is currently headquartered. It has [...]
by Leslie N. Masonson, MBA The previous article provided an introduction to momentum investing. The key question on investors’ minds is how well have momentum ETFs performed since their inception, compared to common benchmarks. Initially, a handful of these ETF came to market in 2005-2006, and then many more joined the category. I used [...]