There are more than 14,000 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) trading worldwide so needless to say, there are some stark differences in quality and the way these instruments should be utilized. ETFs were invented in Canada in the early 1990s and came to the Unites States in 1994 as simple to understand, low cost, tax efficient vehicles based on indexes such as the S&P 500, Russell 2000 and the Japanese Nikkei Index.
Today, there are inverse ETFs, leveraged ETFs and commodity ETFs, just to name a few, which have turned these great investment vehicles into a confusing and complicated landscape. However, their core strength and the best manner to utilize ETFs continues to be ignored by most investors.
Every investor knows that diversification is important. Unfortunately, diversification has meant a decade of underperformance while still experiencing most of the market volatility. The reason for this is simple: asset class correlations have been, and continue to be, very high– i.e. international markets, U.S. markets, bonds, commodities, etc. have all moved in a similar direction. While there has been some performance disparity, directionally most asset classes have moved in sync. Therefore, if you are invested in a “standard” portfolio comprised of U.S. equities, fixed-income, international equities and perhaps some gold or other precious metals, you essentially experienced most of the market volatility and yet still underperformed the S&P 500.
Hot Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Discovery Communications, Inc.(DISCA)
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .
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Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
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BidaskClub upgraded shares of DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS INC. Common Stock (NASDAQ:DISCA) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday.
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After markets closed on Monday, rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) and real-estate firm Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) reported quarterly results. Before markets opened Tuesday morning Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) also released earnings reports. Here’s a quick look at the reports and the reactions to them.
Hot Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd.(GLMD)
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That’s exactly what happened this week with three small biotech stocks. Galmed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GLMD), Galectin Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GALT), and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ELOX) soared on news that excited investors. Here’s what drove these stocks higher — and whether or not they’re smart picks for investors now.
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Similar strength was seen from microcap Galmed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GLMD), which rose by more than 150% during a single trading session two weeks ago despite mixed results. The move followed the release of phase 2b data from its 52-week Arrest study for NASH drug hopeful Aramchol. In that trial, a statistically significant reduction in liver fat was noted with one of the two doses (the 400 mg dose). However, the 600 mg dose led to a statistically significant improvement in overall NASH resolution (19.2% vs. 7.5%) and NASH resolution without worsening of fibrosis (16.7% vs. 5%) relative to the placebo.
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A number of equities analysts have recently commented on GLMD shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of Galmed Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Maxim Group set a $14.00 price target on shares of Galmed Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, HC Wainwright lifted their price target on shares of Galmed Pharmaceuticals from $18.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.40.
Hot Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Tejon Ranch Co(TRC)
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Terracoin (CURRENCY:TRC) traded down 14.6% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on May 17th. In the last week, Terracoin has traded 20.7% higher against the dollar. Terracoin has a market cap of $4.06 million and $4,377.00 worth of Terracoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Terracoin coin can now be bought for about $0.18 or 0.00002218 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange, Trade Satoshi, C-CEX and Cryptopia.
Hot Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Wyndham Worldwide Corp(WYN)
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Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new stake in Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 176,060 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $20,147,000.
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Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) : “I would not sell. I would buy more.”
Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”
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Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD) and Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Hot Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Covanta Holding Corporation(CVA)
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Danielson (NYSE: CVA) and MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
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HL Financial Services LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Danielson Holding Co. (NYSE:CVA) by 12.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 49,434 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 6,964 shares during the quarter. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Danielson were worth $717,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
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This company has seen solid insider buying over the past year. Covanta Holding Corp. (NYSE: CVA) is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern energy-from-waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power 1 million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal.