Cheap is hard to come by in the U.S. market today, but one sector that is cheap is retail. And while many retailers are cheap for very good reason as online retail lays waste to many physical retailers, the author of today’s article argues that “Going forward as retail space comes under pressure, it’s not necessarily about online vs retail. It’s about omnichannel, which means it’s about competitive vs weak” – and she proceeds to identify some retailers worth keeping an eye on for potential opportunities as they sport high returns on capital and yet low valuations. For more, CLICK HERE.
Last year investors poured roughly $150 billion into international stocks through exchange-traded funds – and were rewarded for it as global stocks beat the U.S. market. As some analysts predict that global stocks will beat the U.S. market again this year – and due to the diversification they offer – there is still a strong case for owning global stocks through international ETFs this year. But which ETFs? Today’s article highlights four picks to consider, including a smart-beta option and a fund for “investors who want to get a little more granular in their international investing”. For more, CLICK HERE.