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ETF Watchlist: Week of December 11, 2017
December 11, 2017
As we get ready to wrap up 2017, many investment houses have already begun turning their attention to 2018.
Ophelia puts Ireland on lockdown as former hurricane makes landfall as dangerous storm
October 16, 2017
Ex-hurricane Ophelia was churning over Ireland on Monday morning, causing much of the country to go on lockdown against life-threatening weather conditions.
Shares of reinsurer Everest Re Group Ltd. surged 7% Friday, after the company released estimates of the losses it expects to incur from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the recent earthquake in...
Hurricane Ophelia is headed for an unlikely place -- Ireland
October 13, 2017
Ophelia is on track to move near or even over Ireland and the western U.K. in the next three to four days and strong winds and rain are looking increasingly likely for both, the National Hurricane...
Gulf Coast braces for Nate as hurricane barrels toward New Orleans
October 07, 2017
Storm strengthens to a hurricane overnight — though not as powerful as Harvey or Irma — and heads for New Orleans, as President Trump approves federal disaster relief for Louisiana.
Tropical Storm Nate expected to become a hurricane by the weekend, with the U.S. Gulf Coast in its sights.
The storm that started as a tropical depression on Wednesday has strengthened into Tropical Storm Nate as it passes over northeastern Nicaragua, and may be a hurricane when it reaches the U.S. this...
Insurance ETFs Rebound from September Swoons
October 02, 2017
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma plagued insurance stocks and insurance ETFs last month, but some are already rebounding from their September swoons. Following news of the hurricanes hitting Texas and...
3 Insurance ETFs for a Rising Rate Environment
September 29, 2017
As the Federal Reserve eyes a tighter monetary policy, investors can look to insurance ETFs that could capitalize on rising rates. Yields on benchmark 10-year Treasuries have jumped to 2.32% after...
Hurricane Maria barrels over Turks and Caicos as death toll mounts
September 22, 2017
The Category 3 storm has devastated Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands and killed at least 30 people.
Hurricane Maria slams Dominican Republic after causing full power outage in Puerto Rico
September 21, 2017
Hurricane Maria continued its destructive path across the Caribbean on Thursday, rampaging the Dominican Republic coast after barreling through Puerto Rico as the worst storm to hit the island since...
Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico as most powerful storm to hit island since 1928
September 20, 2017
Puerto Ricans were warned to evacuate or risk their lives as Hurricane Maria barreled toward the U.S. territory, brining life-threatening winds, storm surges and rainfall.
Hurricane Maria expected to hammer Caribbean again, Jose to bring rain to northeast
September 18, 2017
Hurricane Jose continued to churn northward Monday and was expected to bring heavy rains, strong winds and surf swells to the northeast, while Hurricane Maria was heading to areas of the Caribbean that...
Hurricane Irma Helps Insurance ETFs Rebound
September 11, 2017
Insurance stocks and sector-related ETFs jumped Monday after damages from Hurricane Irma appeared less grave than previously expected. On Monday, the SPDR S&P Insurance ETF (NYSEArca: KIE) rose 2.4%,...
Volatility Shakes Market: Top and Flop ETFs Over a Month
September 11, 2017
After touching a peak in early August, the going became tough for the U.S. stock market thanks to volatility and heightened uncertainty.
Insurance ETFs rally after Hurricane Irma inflicts less damage than had been feared
September 11, 2017
Exchange-traded funds that track the insurance sector rallied on Monday, after the damage from Hurricane Irma was less severe than had been expected.
"Shock Event" For 3 Top Insurance ETFs
September 10, 2017
Price on three top Insurance ETFs has been dropping since mid-August for IAK, KBWP and KIE. In the process, they made some extreme lower swing lows on each of their respective three technical...
Best & Worst Weekly Performers: September 9 Edition
September 09, 2017
Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as...
What history says about Hurricane Irma and the stock market
September 08, 2017
Hurricane Irma is bearing down on Florida and getting the blame for some weakness in stocks. History shows that major hurricanes have a limited impact on the market’s aggregate performance, but the...
Insurers brace for a 1-in-100 year storm as Irma bears down on Florida
September 08, 2017
Hurricane Irma could be a big deal for reinsurers, since many of the insurance claims are likely to hit smaller regional insurance companies that rely on them for a backstop.
ETFs to Watch in Harvey Aftermath & New Hurricane Irma
September 06, 2017
The long-lasting impact of Hurricane Harvey that badly hit Houston, the fourth largest U.S. city, is hard to estimate. But the storm seems one of the costliest natural disasters in the history of the...
Irma is now a Category 3 hurricane and it could strengthen over the weekend
September 01, 2017
Irma, the next hurricane threat to the U.S., is expected to take a week to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
5 Insurance ETFs Asserting Leadership
July 24, 2017
After struggling to start 2017, the financial services sector has recently gained some momentum. The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF), the largest financial sector-related ETF, has recently...
Rising Interest Rates Set to Boost Insurance ETFs
March 15, 2017
With many market participants expecting the Federal Reserve to reveal its first interest rate increase of 2017 today, it is not surprising that financial services stocks and exchange traded funds are...
Insurance ETF Ensures Itself a New High
February 06, 2017
Financial services exchange traded funds have been getting ample attention recently and investors mulling the segment would do well to not overlook more tactical ensure ETFs, such as the SPDR S&P...
ETF Plays That Have Benefited the Most from a ‘Trump Bump’
January 24, 2017
Donald Trump’s victory set off one of the steepest post-election rallies in recent memory. While many markets strengthened on the “Trump bump,” some segments and exchange traded funds stood out from...
PowerShares to Switch 27 ETFs from NYSE to Nasdaq on Wednesday
December 05, 2016
Invesco PowerShares ETFs will transfer 27 ETFs from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to Nasdaq effective on market open this Wednesday. The switches will grow Nasdaq’s total switches to 52 by the end...
Airlines and insurers among companies bracing for Hurricane Matthew
October 05, 2016
Hurricane Matthew was barreling toward the Bahamas on Wednesday and was on track to reach Florida by Thursday, forcing a range of companies to take measures to limit the damage from the region’s...
Chubb leads property-and-casualty insurers lower as Florida braces for Hurricane Matthew
October 04, 2016
Insurance ETFs: Leaders in the Financial Sector
September 19, 2016
Even without any help from the Federal Reserve in terms of higher interest rates, rate-sensitive insurance exchange traded funds have been among this year’s most impressive performers from the world of...