Experts did away with the recent notion that ETFs are a better investment than betting on individual stocks on Wednesday. David Nelson, chief strategist of Belpointe Asset Management, a Greenwich-based wealth management firm, said investors should shift attention back to individual stocks from overall indexes. “We’re past the time of index investing,” he said in an interview on CNBC’s “Closing Bell.” “All the liquidity (the Fed) pumped in brought up the bad with the good, and we’re seeing less of that.” Read More 10 rookie ETFs that raked in the 2014 cash Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions, a New York City-based trading firm, said in the same interview he agreed with Nelson’s analysis. “In a growing market, everyone’s a genius,” he said.
Another first may include the introduction of non-transparent ETFs that will have an exemption from publishing their holdings on a daily basis. Several of these products are already in registration as offshoots of established actively managed mutual funds. The goal is to protect the investment managers best ideas, trade execution, and analytical capabilities from competition. However, it also takes away one of the strongest arguments for owning an ETF in which you know what you own at any given time. Expect the Unexpected It happens every year, but most investors often forget that new sector leaders have a way of coming out of left field .
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Natural gas futures was down 1.2%. United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) was down 1.0%. Gold was down 0.1% while silver was up 0.3%. Coca-Cola (KO) plans to cut at least 1,000 to 2,000 jobs in the coming weeks, according to a Tuesday report by The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed insiders.
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The economy expanded at a solid clip of 3.9% annually in the third quarter, up from the initial estimate of 3.5%, and was preceded by 4.6% growth in the second quarter. The country is also on track for the strongest annual job growth since late 1999. This suggests that the U.S. has emerged as a stronger nation trumping global economic concerns and geopolitical threats of 2014. Moreover, the Feds latest dovish comment that it is not in a hurry to raise interest rates has propelled the U.S. stocks higher.