Inside Bank and Financial ETFs: How Do They Compare?

Two other analysts whose blogs I monitor wrote in their midyear reports that they were bullish on bank and financial ETFs. My analysis using ValuEngine data below differs significantly. One analyst singled out KRE and the other’s favorite was FTXO.  They cited that the P/B and P/E ratios were considerably lower than the market averages.  … Read more

How does DEF stack up against Consumer Staples ETFs?

About a month ago, this blog profiled the defensive qualities of the three largest ETFs representing the US Consumer Staples Sector.  One of our readers asked a logical question.  How did DEF, the Invesco Defensive Equity ETF, stack up against the sector ETFs?  After all, its objective of its rules-based methodology is to select companies … Read more

Evaluating a Hot Hedge Fund Strategy ETF

Lately, ValuEngine has seen ticker GVIP (Goldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF) on several ETF strategists’ buy lists.  The fund’s strategy is intended to take advantage of the highest conviction holdings of “VIP Hedge Fund Managers.” Specifically, GVIP seeks to track the GS Hedge Fund VIP Index, which is constructed in accordance with a rules-based … Read more

ValuEngine Stock Research Performance Update 2020

Happy Holidays to all from ValuEngine.com!  2020 has been a stunning year for ValuEngine regarding performance. It has of course been a tough year in all other respects, and we are all ready to leave 2020 behind for so many reasons.   However, at least we can offer some general performance numbers and be satisfied knowing … Read more

Low Volatility ETFs 11/13/2020

By Herbert Blank Welcome Herb to ValuEngine! Please see below for the first of many articles/blogs by Herb Blank. There are more than a dozen US ETFs with “Low Volatility” in their names.  It made a difference this year as many Low Vol ETFs struggled to keep up with during this year’s “downturn” when one would … Read more

Stocks/ETF’s for Uncertain Times 11/02/2020

Are you uncertain what the next few weeks will bring to your investments? Most are. A very contentious election tomorrow combined with increasing Covid numbers across the country are unsettling. Yet the markets have come on strong since earlier this year, and no one likes to miss out. ValuEngine Capital Management (VECM) has begun to … Read more

Dividend Stock Pick ValuEngine Update 10/26/2020

Markets are volatile and risky.  I have made a stock pick today that has good dividend payments, which helps to offset market risk. But, the stock is risky in other ways not necessarily associated with overall markets. FNHC (FedNat Holding Company) is an insurance company operating in the southeast US. The annual dividend is almost … Read more

ValuEngine Weekly Update 10/02/2020

It has been a while since we discussed overall Sector group valuations. Utilities remains near the top. Risky and volatile markets are usually when we see that happen, and we certainly have that. Retail/Wholesale is near the bottom, and that is also understandable. Computers and Technology is the third worst sector according to ValuEngine models, … Read more

ValuEngine Weekly Update 09/18/2020

Markets have faltered a bit this past week. What to do? Read on for our stock pick for this week, and overall market and sector valuations. Over 500 ETF reports (Exchange Traded Funds) are now available to professional level subscribers on www.ValuEngine.com, free trials available. All of the approximately 5,000 stocks, 16 sector groups, and … Read more

ValuEngine Weekly Update 07/24/2020

The Utilities sector continues its slow, steady march up the ValuEngine Sector group valuation ranks. This sector group is now the fourth best in terms of overall valuation, out of the total 16 sector groups. But we chose the weekly stock pick from a different sector, ticker AZUL. Azul SA is a holding company for … Read more