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ETF Rank Guide

Our Zacks ETF Ranking system was designed specifically for Exchange-Traded Funds in order to help you pick the best product for your investing needs. Not only does this system take into account asset class forecasts, but it looks at several ETF specific factors, such as expense ratios and bid-ask spreads, to give investors a comprehensive account of a fund's investment profile.

This Ranking method is built for a one year outlook and seeks to find ETFs that are likely to outperform. The funds are ranked on the traditional Zacks Rank scale of #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), and we currently evaluate a variety of funds across asset classes including equities, commodities, fixed income and currency.

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What Investors Need to Know About Homebuilding ETFs Post Irma

What Investors Need to Know About Homebuilding ETFs Post Irma

ETFs focused on homebuilding and construction space are expected to benefit from rebuilding required in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (ITB, XHB, PKB). IShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/ITB/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/XHB/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction Portfolio: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/PKB/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch

ETFs focused on homebuilding and construction space are ...

What Lies Ahead for Gold ETFs?

What Lies Ahead for Gold ETFs?

Gold is one of the best performing assets this year; should investors invest in gold ETFs? (SPY, GLD, IAU). SPDR S&P 500 ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SPY/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID SPDR Gold Share: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/GLD/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID iShares Gold Trust: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/IAU/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch

Gold is one of the best performing assets ...

Aerospace and Defense ETFs in Focus Amid Rising North Korea Tensions

Aerospace and Defense ETFs in Focus Amid Rising North Korea Tensions

Aerospace & Defense ETFs have been soaring this year as geopolitical risks continue to rise (ITA, PPA, XAR, RTN, LMT). iShares Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense Fund: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/ITA/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID PowerShares Aerospace & Defense Portfolio: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/PPA/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/XAR/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Raytheon: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/RTN?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Lockheed Martin: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/LMT?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch

Aerospace & Defense ETFs have been soaring this year ...

Why Timber ETFs Are on Fire

Why Timber ETFs Are on Fire

There are many reasons to own timber ETFs in addition to rising lumber prices (CUT, WOOD). Guggenheim Timber ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/CUT/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID IShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry Index Fund: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/WOOD/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch

There are many reasons to own timber ETFs ...