How U.S. Stocks Perform in the First 100 Days

Nobody has a crystal ball, but if history is any guide, the Democrats have a better track record than Republicans when it comes to the performance of U.S. stocks in the first 100 days of a new administration.

Trump Policy Changes Shake U.S. Stock ETFs

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds slipped Monday after President Donald Trump’s comments on the country’s trade and tax policies weighed on investors’ outlook. The S&P 500 Index, along with related funds including the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY), iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: IVV) and Vanguard 500 Index (NYSEArca: VOO), were…

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Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal

President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.

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Retirement

Japan ETFs Still Merit Attention

Japanese equities and the corresponding exchange traded funds have been among the most solid developed markets options over the past several months, a trend that is continuing to start 2017, though on a modest scale. For example, the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: HEWJ) is up just over 1% to start 2017. Still,…

An Agriculture ETF set for More Gains

For investors looking for broad-based, diversified exposure to agriculture and soft commodities, the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (NYSEArca: DBA) is a solid choice. The PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund tries to reflect the performance of the Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return, which is comprised of futures contracts on the most liquid and widely tracked agriculture commodities.…