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The Benefits of Real Asset Investing
In essence one of the things we have accomplished with these three products is to reduce the volatility inherent in all markets, and in particular very volatile markets like the real asset sectors.
How Much Exposure Does Williams Companies Have to Commodity Prices?
The earnings of midstream companies do not have much direct commodity price exposure.
How Real Asset Investing Could Boost Portfolio Returns
Volatility in stocks and bonds shifts investors’ attention from a traditional stock-bond portfolio to another asset class called real assets.
Comparing ONEOK and Targa Resources’ Earnings Growth
ONEOK (OKE) reported adjusted EBITDA growth of 30% YoY in the second quarter. The company’s EBITDA growth in the last four quarters averaged 20%.
Are Real Assets in the Goldilocks Zone?
According to the IMF (International Monetary Fund), the world economy grew 3.8% in 2017, the fastest since 2011.
RAAX ETF: Capturing Real Benefits of Real Assets
RAAX’s allocation process provides exposure to segments with better returns profiles while managing overall portfolio risk.
Current Economic Tailwinds Are Powering Real Assets
The shifting of the global policy stance from monetary stimulus to fiscal stimulus could benefit real assets.
Shifting Economic Winds Could Be Good for Real Assets
Solid economic growth, supply bottlenecks, and rising commodity prices have pushed up inflation in the United States.
RAAX Fund Uses Rules-based Approach for Optimum Allocation
VanEck The VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF (RAAX) uses a data-driven, rules-based process that leverages over 50 indicators (technical, macroeconomic and fundamental, commodity price, and sentiment) to allocate across 12 individual real asset segments in five broad real asset sectors. These objective indicators identify the segments with positive expected returns. Then, using correlation and […]
RAAX ETF Aims to Generate Long-term Total Returns
Now that we understand why the macro environment is supportive, why don’t you tell us a little bit about the investment process?
RAAX: Key Focus Areas for Long-Term Considerations
Now that we understand the investment process overall, can you give us a few example sectors and how they work?
Strategic Allocation to Real Assets Could Boost Portfolio Returns
Building on a legacy in the real asset space, VanEck is soon to debut a new fund, ticker RAAX.
Capacity Utilization Trends across US Industries in December
Capacity utilization and the US economy Among the key macroeconomic indicators published by the Federal Reserve, US industries’ capacity utilization is particularly important for understanding the health of each industry. Changes to this indicator can help forecast any changes to the business cycle, product demand, and workforce demand. Increasing levels of capacity utilization could translate to a higher number […]
Why Thailand’s Trade Surplus Rose in June 2017
Thailand’s trade balance continues to expand due to improvement in external demand and tourism in May 2017.
Insights into the Credit Quality of Fallen Angel Bonds
VanEck Given these uncertainties, high yield bond investors may want to ratchet up the credit quality of their portfolios. Fallen angels can be a source of higher quality high yield for investors, given about 77% of the universe was concentrated in BB-rated bonds (just one ratings notch below investment grade) as of April 30, 2017.[2.Composite […]
Will Congress Reset Debt Levels?
The CBO expects the budget deficit to remain below 3% of GDP until 2019.
Can Trump’s Fiscal Stimulus Boost Global Economic Growth in 2017?
According to Goldman Sachs’s Jan Hatzius, the momentum in economic activity gained in 3Q16, and the Trump administration’s fiscal measures could help the economy to grow in 2017.
What Factors Could Drive Caterpillar Stock in 2017?
Caterpillar (CAT) plans to announce its fiscal 2016 and 4Q16 earning results on January 26, 2017. In this series, we’ll look at analyst expectations for CAT’s 4Q16 earnings and the factors that led analysts to arrive at those expectations.
Which Assets Find Support in a Reflationary Environment?
The focus can now shift to the assets that are more cyclical, like financials (XLF) (IYF), utilities (XLU) (IGF), and dividend growers.
Goldman Sachs Gets Bullish on Commodity Prices
Goldman Sachs has gone bullish on commodities. The finance major, which is the biggest commodities dealer (in sales), has advised clients to go overweight.
Will Williams Companies Report Further Impairments in 2016?
In the fourth quarter of 2015, Williams Companies (WMB) reported an adjusted EBITDA of $1.07 billion.
Why Cheniere Energy Depends on External Financing
Cheniere Energy isn’t generating enough cash to service its debt and interest payments. Its cash flow from operations stayed negative in recent quarters.
An Overview of Cheniere Energy’s Liquefaction Projects
Cheniere Energy (LNG) and Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP) have plans to construct six liquefaction trains at the Sabine Pass Terminal facility.
Are Skyrocketing MLP Distribution Yields Sustainable?
In the midst of a sell-off in the midstream energy sector, many MLPs’ yields skyrocketed.
Why Kinder Morgan Has a High Operating Margin
Kinder Morgan has the highest operating margin among its selected peers, including Energy Transfer Partners and Williams Partners.
Analysis of Kinder Morgan’s Cash Flow Measures
Kinder Morgan’s dividends have continued to grow for the past several quarters. It declared a dividend of $0.51 per share for 3Q15.
Why Kinder Morgan’s Project Backlog Fell in 3Q15 versus 2Q15
Kinder Morgan’s project backlog fell to $21.3 billion by the end of 3Q15, a quarter-over-quarter fall of $700 million.
Kinder Morgan Lowered Its 2016 Dividend Guidance
Kinder Morgan is expected to meet its 2015 dividend guidance of $2 per share. This would represent a 15% year-over-year growth over 2014 by the end of 2015.
Which Segments Drove Kinder Morgan’s 3Q15 Performance?
Kinder Morgan’s 3Q15 performance may have suffered due to poor performance from its CO2, Natural Gas Pipelines, and Kinder Morgan Canada segments.