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iBET (IBET) Sports Betting & Gaming ETF up 22% in a month

Sports Betting & Gaming stocks are outperforming in recent weeks. Some of the more recent catalysts include strong earnings, revenge travel, Vegas occupancy, China slowly opening and the start of the NFL & College Football seasons. California also has a ballot measure for legalization coming in November that could also be huge catalyst for the industry. With those factors in mind, lets take a look at the iBET (IBET) Sports Betting & Gaming ETF which is up nearly 22% in the past month and some of the funds top holdings. Top Holdings of the iBET (IBET) Sports Betting & Gaming ETF Draft Kings (DKNG) - One of the most heavily traded stocks in this industry, it's...

Revenge Travel and the ETFs to Play that Trend

With Summer here and the pandemic finally relenting at least a little bit, people are taking to the airways and the open roads in what is being called revenge travel. Airlines, Cruise Lines and Hotels stand to benefit a great deal from the travel boom, and these are the ETFs to play that trend. AdvisorShares Hotel ETF (BEDZ) - Expert analysis believes that by 2026, global hotel revenue will reach around $480 billion compared to $300 billion this year. BEDZ is primarily invested in the hotel industry but also tracks some travel services. As summer approaches BEDZ will look to benefit from a busy travel season. BEDZ is down 24% YTD and its top...

Bond ETFs can help you navigate Fed Rate Hikes

If you’re looking for a way to hedge inflation and interest rate hikes, bond ETFs may be right up your alley. As the name suggests, bond ETFs will only consist of bonds with some ETFs choosing to represent the total market and some choosing to cut it into pieces, e.g., investment-grade or short-term bonds. Bond ETFs can be passively or actively managed but most follow the passive model and track a specific index. There are a lot of benefits that come with bond ETFs such as, monthly dividends, interest payouts, and portfolio diversification or hedging. Here are a few bond ETFs to consider. ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) - TBT looks to offer investors...

Stock Splits & the ETFs Impacted

2022 is looking to be a busy year as many companies plan to conduct stock splits. A stock split doesn’t directly affect the market value of a company but it can create an opening for new investors to join the party. There are a few reasons why a stock may decide to split and the most obvious is that the price of the stock has gotten to a high enough point where a split would make it more affordable to the everyday investor which creates a new demand. Another reason is that a split can send a “message” telling investors that the price is rising, leading to potential investors looking to join in...