Reading List – a sample of what’s going on in ETF Land:
Homebuilder ETFs have surged this year and could get a boost from reports on the U.S. housing market this week. The iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction (ITB) is the best-performing sector ETF year-to-date, surging 50% as of Friday, according to ETF Trends. The SPDR S&P Homebuilders (XHB) is up 36%.
Even though the price of gold is down 12% from its $1,900 peak a year ago, demand for gold bullion ETFs has continues unabated.
Hoarding of physical silver should give the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) a boost. In addition, commodity guru Jim Rodgers says silver is a better play than gold.
The Global X SuperDividend ETF (SDIV), a high income equity ETF, has acquired $100 million in assets since launching little more than a year ago. A big reason is the fund’s 12-month dividend yield of 7.92%, one of the highest among US-listed dividend ETFs.
Seeking Alpha contributor creates an ETF portfolio that can easily outperform the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS), a pension fund recently told by a court to change its strategy.