Top Stocks Week 38, 2014: Building Materials & Drugs

Find top industry stocks of week 38 of 2014. Top stock industries are building materials wholesale, publishing books, drug related products, generic drugs etc

Best Stocks

This post will look into the top performing stocks, industry, and sector. The S&P 500 index has a weekly return of 1.27%. NASDAQ Composite has a weekly return of 0.27%. Dow Jones Industrials Average has a weekly return of 1.73%. The small cap (Russell 2000) has a return of -1.16%.

Best weekly performance of industry stocks of week 38, 2014 (September 15, 2014 – September 21, 2014) are:
  1. Building Materials Wholesale 5.25%
  2. Publishing - Books 3.85%
  3. Drug Related Products 3.80%
  4. Drugs - Generic 3.50%
  5. Home Improvement Stores 3.31%
  6. Beverages - Brewers 3.20%
  7. Agricultural Chemicals 3.18%
  8. Toy & Hobby Stores 3.15%
  9. Telecom Services - Domestic 2.86%
  10. Basic Materials Wholesale 2.85%


SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is an index stock ETF (Exchange Traded Fund). Its objective is to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P 500 Index. Please check with your brokerage for additional commission.

SPY Fund Details

    SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) Profile
  • Fund Inception Date: 01/22/1993
  • Ticker Symbol: SPY
  • CUSIP: 78462F103
  • Rank in category (YTD): 25%
  • Category: Large Blend
  • Yield: 1.78%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.09%
  • Total Assets: $ 172.70 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 21%
The current dividend yield is 1.78%. This index ETF has total assets of $172 billion. With low expense fee of 0.09%, the current share price is $200.71. This large blend fund price has 52 week range between $163.17 and $200.82.

25 Largest Closed End Funds (CEFs)

There are two classes of mutual funds: open-end funds and closed-end funds. You can buy these funds for your brokerage or retirement accounts. Open-end funds can sell an unlimited number of shares to investors. Closed-end funds only issue a set number of shares at the fund’s origin that trade on the stock exchange (NYSE, NASDAQ) throughout the day.

As a prospective buyer, you need to ask whether you should invest in the biggest and most popular closed end funds. Are these popular closed end funds really worth your money? The answer isn’t as easy to find as you might think. You can find many companies which provide ratings on closed end funds including Morningstar, CEFConnect, CEFA, Money, Kiplinger, etc.

Popular Closed End Funds for Investment

The 25 largest closed end funds are:
    Popular CEFs
  1. Kayne Anderson MLP (KYN) $4.4B
  2. Central Fund of Canada (CEF) $3.5B
  3. PIMCO Dynamic Credit Income (PCI) $3.2B
  4. EV Tax-Managed Global Fund (EXG) $3.1B
  5. DNP Select Income (DNP) $2.8B
  6. Tortoise Energy Infrastructure (TYG) $2.3B
  7. DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund (DSL) $2.2B
  8. Cohen & Steers Infrastructure (UTF) $2.1B
  9. ClearBridge Energy MLP (CEM) $2.0B
  10. Nuveen Municipal Value (NUV) $1.9B

Vanguard Total Bond Market II Index Fund | VTBIX

This Vanguard Total Bond Market II Index Fund (VTBIX) objective is to track the performance of a broad, market-weighted bond index. The index benchmark is the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index. This fixed income fund invests mainly in a diversified exposure to investment-grade U.S. bond market. This index fund has an Intermediate-duration portfolio.

VTBIX Fund Profile

    VTBIX - Vanguard Total Bond Market II Index Fund
  • Fund Inception Date: 01/26/2009
  • Ticker Symbol: VTBIX
  • CUSIP: 92203C105
  • Beta (3yr): 0.96
  • Rank in category (YTD): 47%
  • Category: Intermediate-Term Bond
  • Distribution Yield: 2.21%
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.12%
  • Net Assets: $ 84.7 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 3 years
  • Number of Years Down: 1 year
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 111%
This Vanguard Total Bond Market II Index Fund is managed by Joshua C. Barrickman since 2010. It has 12-month dividend yield of 2.21%. The total net assets are $84.7 billion. It has an annual holdings turnover of 111%. This index mutual fund has a low expense ratio is 0.12%.