Rotation to Consumer Stocks – Food Stocks

Are we seeing a rotation to consumer stocks for the past week? Top performing industries in week 13, 2015 are major diversified food, jewelry stores, long distance carriers, and other drug manufacturers.

Best Food Stocks

Food StocksThis post will look into the top performing stocks, industry, and sector. The S&P 500 index has a weekly return of -2.20%. NASDAQ Composite has a weekly return of -2.69%. Dow Jones Industrials Average has a weekly return of -2.29%. The small cap (Russell 2000) has a return of -1.99%.

Top performing stock industries in week 13, 2015 (March 23, 2015 to March 29, 2015) are:
  1. Food - Major Diversified 23.46%
  2. Jewelry Stores 6.07%
  3. Long Distance Carriers 5.64%
  4. Photographic Equipment & Supplies 5.59%
  5. Synthetics 4.22%
  6. Drug Manufacturers – Other 2.78%
  7. Office Supplies 2.53%
  8. General Contractors 2.49%

Vanguard Global Equity Fund | VHGEX

Vanguard Global Equity Fund (VHGEX) is an actively managed international stock mutual fund. This mutual fund invests in 800-plus stocks from more than 20 countries around the world. It may invest in US, Europe, emerging markets, pacific, Middle East, etc.

VHGEX Fund Profile

    Vanguard VHGEX Fund
  • Fund Inception Date: 08/14/1995
  • Ticker Symbol: VHGEX
  • CUSIP: 922038203
  • Beta (3yr): 0.79
  • Rank in category (YTD): 65%
  • Category: World Stock
  • Distribution Yield: 1.58%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.61%
  • Net Assets: $ 4.4 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 14 years
  • Number of Years Down: 5 year

Bond Investment: Mutual Funds, ETFs, CEFs

Bond investment is popular among any investors. Bond is an instrument of indebtedness of the bond issuer to the bond holders. Typically bond issuer will pay certain yield on certain period for the holders. Bond may be issued by government or corporation. Bond issued by U.S. government is also known as U.S. Treasuries.

Bond features include:
    Bond Funds
  • Principal: Nominal or face amount on which bond issuer pay interest.
  • Maturity: The date when the issuer needs to repay the nominal amount is known as maturity.
  • Coupon: The coupon is the interest rate that the issuer pays to the holder.
  • Yield:  The rate of return received from investing in the bond is known as yield.
  • Credit Quality: Credit rating agencies may grade the bond quality issued by government or corporation.
  • Market Price: The present value of your bond is also known as market price.

How to Invest in Bond

There are many ways for investors to invest in bond. You can invest in individual bond through your brokerage. Other ways to invest is through bond funds including mutual fund, exchange traded fund, and closed end fund. You can also buy bond funds through your brokerages.