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This is a crucial moment for the Invesco S&P 500 High Beta ETF (SPHB). The fund has been on an impressive winning streak. For the month of November alone, fueled by the end of the election cycle and back-to-back positive news on the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine, SPHB has been up an impressive 27%
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Since the COVID-related market meltdown in March, equity funds (including ETFs) have continued to suffer net outflows despite the average equity fund moving into positive territory and posting a year-to-date return of 2.93%. They have handed back some $317.0 billion year to date (their largest net outflows for any full one-year period) through the Refinitiv
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Written by Nick Ackerman, co-produced by Stanford Chemist Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Buy-Write Opportunities Fund (ETW) is a diversified global call writing fund that offers investors a strong distribution. The fund has performed rather well, considering the market gyrations that 2020 has presented it. The widening discount has recently caught my attention. The last time
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Over the past month, shareholders of the Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF (SGOL) have been rewarded with returns turning positive once again. In my opinion, SGOL is heading higher. I believe that the instrument makes for a solid play on gold at this time due to its methodology and holdings as well as the
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Consider that we are bullish on using options to enhance returns. We have written about the advantages of this strategy recently as well. However, when it comes to ETFs/CEFs deploying options, we generally have not found one that we like. Funds do many things that do not align with our strategy. Today, we go over
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The market had lost some of its mojo in September but has regained ground since the start of this month. The S&P 500 is attempting to make new all-time highs once again. So, what’s leading this fresh momentum? It’s probably a combination of many positive factors, for example, the renewed hope of a fresh round
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Our last article on Cornerstone Total Return Fund (CRF) provided a great fodder for the debate. This was similar to our earlier article on its sister fund Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund (CLM). While we thought the data we provided was powerful enough, there were still skeptics. We thought the best way to address that, was
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Welcome to Orchid’s Platinum Weekly report, in which we discuss platinum prices through the lenses of the GraniteShares Platinum Trust (PLTM). Thesis PLTM has performed the weakest among the precious metals group since the start of October, as the index chart below shows. Source: Bloomberg, Orchid Research While we have been willing to turn tactically
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iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (SHV) holds over $21.2 billion in assets when we last looked at it. It is one of the larger ETFs around and assets have actually gone up over the last few years. We examine this one today as its numbers gave us a mild case of indigestion. Returns Are Nothing
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This week, we highlight some substantial movement in the Financials portion of the Select List. With another U.S. stimulus package on the horizon, it would be wise to keep a finger on the pulse of Index and Financial based ETFs. Moving up two spots to claim the number one position this week is IAT, the
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Welcome to Orchid’s Palladium Weekly report, in which we discuss palladium prices through the lenses of the Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF (NYSEARCA:PALL). Thesis PALL has rebounded strongly since late September, which has been part of a broad-based rebound in the precious metals after the rally in the dollar paused. Source: Bloomberg, Orchid Research
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Steadily lower CEF yields and heightened volatility have underlined the attraction of alpha-generation strategies. In this article, we take a look at a number of relative value CEF opportunities in the preferreds sector. Within the Flaherty & Crumrine suite of preferred CEFs, we highlight the Flaherty & Crumrine/Claymore Total Return Fund (FLC) over the Flaherty
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Photo Source: REUTERS/Issei Kato. A passerby wearing a protective face mask stands in front of a screen displaying world stock indexes outside a brokerage, amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan October 5, 2020. For the month, only 35% of all closed-end funds (CEFs) posted net asset value (NAV)-based returns in the black, with a
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My judgment is based on looking at publicly available supply and demand reports (EIA). Those reports indicated that COVID lockdowns crashed demand by ~4 million barrels per day (mb/d). Beginning in mid-April, gasoline demand has recovered to about 1 mb/d below pre-COVID. In response to the Russian-Saudi price war, COVID demand decreases, and financial issues,
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The GraniteShares Platinum Trust (PLTM) has witnessed a rebound since late September, reflecting a broad-based appreciation in the precious metals space. Nevertheless, all precious metals bar palladium are still down from their respective month-ago levels. Source: Bloomberg, Orchid Research About PLTM PLTM, which was created in January 2018, is directly impacted by the fluctuations of
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So far the SPY (NYSEARCA:SPY) has had a normal correction after an enormous move up from the bottom of a market crash to a rather surprising new high. This move was fueled by extreme fiscal and monetary stimulus. The latest stimulus package is stalled in Congress and the market move up is also stalled. Interest
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As you can see in the following chart, the Invesco DB Gold Fund (NYSEARCA:DGL) has performed quite strongly this year with shares sitting on a 24% year-to-date gain. It is my belief that now is a solid time to buy gold. I believe that the long-run fundamentals suggest that gold is going to head higher
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