Making Sense of ESG ETFs and Impact ETFs 12/14/2020

By Herbert Blank There are more than 100 US-listed ETFs categorized by Morningstar and others under ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance).  All have an element of attempting to align investments with personally held social values. Under the hood, there are huge differences between many and subtle huge differences between others. Its a big subject, to … Read more

Stong Markets This Week! ValuEngine stock recommendations 11/23/2020

5000 stocks and 500 ETFs updated on www.ValuEngine.com The stock market had a great week.  Perhaps there is light at the end of the tunnel for the virus with all sorts of positive vaccine news reaching the public this week.  The economy is not out of the woods yet, but any investment professional or informed individual … 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 10/16/2020

For a change of pace, today we will talk about an ETF. Yes, that is right, ValuEngine.com now covers over 500 ETF’s with the same award winning quantitative research process. Our ETF research involves using our stock research process, and applying it to each holding in the ETFs under coverage. We basically treat the ETF … 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 09/11/2020

The ValuEngine stock pick of the week is NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings LTD). Trading at nearly $60 in early 2020, the risks and current low prices of cruise line stocks is well known. Currently at under $18, the ValuEngine models like the stock for a strong buy signal. It may take time, but there … Read more

ValuEngine Weekly Update 08/28/2020

The utilities sector moves up another spot, and is now the second best sector according to the ValuEngine valuation models. This typically happens when markets are too high, as utility stocks are historically a relatively safe place to be in risky times. They are less volatile on average, and pay dividends. Since the beginning of … Read more

ValuEngine Weekly Update 08/21/2020

The stock of the week is ticker AA (Alcoa Corporation). Alcoa is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products. AA was a sell in mid 2019 by ValuEngine, but has come on strongly in the short term and is now rated a Strong Buy according to the models. We think it will … Read more

ValuEngine Weekly Update 08/14/2020

The overall number of stocks undervalued according to ValuEngine models has steadily dropped to approximately 50%. This means that roughly half of the companies covered by ValuEngine are undervalued, and half are overvalued. That might sound ok, but only a few months ago over 92% of all stocks covered were undervalued, so it represents a … Read more