Best Stocks Week 26, 2014: Computer Peripherals

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Find best performing sector stocks of week 26 of 2014. Top stock industries are auto parts wholesale, music & video stores, auto dealerships, drug delivery, etc.

Best Stocks

This post will look into the top performing stocks, industry, sector, and market capitalization. Major market indices have turned positive in 2014. The S&P 500 index has a weekly return of -0.06%. NASDAQ Composite has a weekly return of 0.68%. Dow Jones Industrials Average has a weekly return of -0.56%.

Best weekly performance of industry stocks of week 26, 2014 (June 23, 2014 – June 29, 2014) are:
    Best Stocks Week 26, 2014: Computer Peripherals
  1. Auto Parts Wholesale – 8.37%
  2. Music & Video Stores – 8.36%
  3. Computer Peripherals – 6.72%
  4. Auto Dealerships – 6.16%
  5. Drug Delivery – 6.04%
  6. Building Materials Wholesale
  7. Electronics Stores
  8. Home Health Care
  9. Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
  10. Internet Information Providers
  11. Internet Service Providers
  12. Appliances
  13. Publishing - Newspapers
  14. Nonmetallic Mineral Mining
  15. Photographic Equipment & Supplies
  16. Copper
  17. Drugs - Generic
  18. Drug Related Products
  19. Oil & Gas Pipelines
  20. Broadcasting - TV
  21. Sporting Goods Stores
  22. Specialized Health Services
  23. Meat Products
  24. Textile - Apparel Clothing

Top Government Bond Closed End Funds 2014

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Top government bond closed end funds are Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Opportunities, AllianceBernstein Income Fund, etc.

Government Bond Funds

Investment funds investing in bonds are among the most secure investment options for investors. They provide regular income and protecting capital. Compare to stock funds, bond funds have low risk and volatility. U.S. government bonds funds are utilizing its assets to purchase Treasury bills, notes and securities issued by government agencies including inflation protected bonds.

Government bond funds are among the low risk bond funds as well. The other bond funds are international bond funds, corporate bond funds, senior loan funds, multisector funds, etc. Using closed end funds, investors can maximize their returns through leverage and premium/discount from price & NAV (Net Asset Value).

Best Closed End Funds

Top Government Bond Closed End Funds 2014The top performing list is sorted based on its year to date performance in 2014. You can find the fund review, performance, expense ratio, dividend yield, fund’s NAV, management, leverage, fund’s sponsor, premium/discount info, etc.

Top government bond closed end funds 2014 are:
  1. Western Asset Inflation Manage
  2. Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Opportunities
  3. Federated Enhanced Treasury Income
  4. AllianceBernstein Income Fund
  5. Western/Claymore Inflation-Linked Securities
  6. EV Tax-Advantaged Bond & Option

YTD Worst Performing Sector Stocks 2014

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Finding the YTD worst performing sector stocks 2014 is critical for your future success. The following article will look into worst stocks in 2014. Should you invest in these stocks? You need to look at the fundamentals and/or technical of each stocks.

Worst Performing Stocks

The year-to-date worst performing sector stocks in 2014 are:
    YTD Worst Performing Sector Stocks 2014
  1. Computer Peripherals - -28.08%
  2. Electronics Stores - -27.82%
  3. Building Materials Wholesale - -23.16%
  4. Sporting Goods Stores
  5. Catalog & Mail Order Houses
  6. Gaming Activities
  7. Mortgage Investment
  8. Marketing Services
  9. Toys & Games
  10. Home Furnishing Stores
  11. Photographic Equipment & Supplies
  12. Office Supplies
  13. Healthcare Information Services
  14. Publishing - Books
  15. Wholesale, Other
  16. Textile Industrial
  17. Internet Software & Services
  18. Technical Services
  19. Drug Related Products
  20. Diversified Investments
updated on 6/13/2014

Investing in Global Real Estate ETFs

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Investing in global real estate ETFs can provide steady stream of income for investors. Global real estate investment can be advantageous for investors that seek capital appreciation & global diversification.

Global Real Estate Funds

Investing in Global Real Estate ETFsGlobal real estate funds utilize their assets to purchase mainly non-US real estate securities, but may also invest in U.S. real estate securities. Depending on the objective, these investment funds may invest in: debt & equity securities, convertible securities, and securities issued by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and REIT like entities.

Global real estate funds invest mainly in developed countries real estate such as United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Brazil, etc. Some of the funds may provide high yield income for investors.

Top ETFs

If you are interested in these global real estate funds, you can choose low cost exchange traded funds (ETFs). ETFs can provide instant diversification and lower risk than investing in individual stocks.
One of the ways to invest in global real estate ETFs is by looking at the top performing ETFs for the past 1 year.

These top ETFs are selected based on its 1 year return. You can find other fund information such as expense ratio fee, portfolio turnover rate, management or index approach, performance, etc. You can find the fund review and comparison below.

Top performing global real estate ETFs 2014 are:
  1. iShares Europe Developed Real Estate (IFEU)
  2. SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate (RWX)
  3. iShares International Developed Property (WPS)
  4. SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate (RWO)
  5. iShares International Dev Real Estate (IFGL)
  6. First Trust FTSE EN Dev Markets Real Estate Index (FFR)

Best Stocks Week 25, 2014: Auto Dealership

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Find best performing sector stocks of week 25 of 2014. Top stock industries are auto dealerships, silver, manufactured housing, gold, medical instruments & supplies, etc.

Best Stocks

This post will look into the top performing stocks, industry, sector, and market capitalization. Major market indices have turned positive in 2014. The S&P 500 index has a weekly return of 1.40%. NASDAQ Composite has a weekly return of 1.33%. Dow Jones Industrials Average has a weekly return of 1.03%.

Best weekly performance of industry stocks of week 25, 2014 (June 16, 2014 – June 22, 2014) are:
    Top Stocks Week 25, 2014: Auto Dealership
  1. Auto Dealerships – 9.72%
  2. Silver – 9.37%
  3. Manufactured Housing – 7.77%
  4. Gold – 6.85%
  5. Medical Instruments & Supplies – 6.13%
  6. Research Services
  7. Paper & Paper Products
  8. Semiconductor - Specialized
  9. Computer Peripherals
  10. Shipping
  11. Textile Industrial
  12. Hospitals
  13. Beverages - Brewers
  14. Photographic Equipment & Supplies
  15. Major Airlines
  16. Cigarettes
  17. Information & Delivery Services
  18. Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
  19. Small Tools & Accessories
  20. Auto Manufacturers - Major

Best Target Date 2021-2025 Mutual Funds 2014

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Best target date 2021-2025 mutual funds 2014 are American Funds 2025 Target Date Retirement Fund, T. Rowe Price Retirement 2025 Fund, etc.

Target Date Funds

Target date mutual funds are popular among long term investors. If you have an individual retirement account (IRA) or 401k plan from your company, you might familiar with target date mutual funds. These funds invest in bonds and stocks. The assets are allocated based on your retirement age. For instance, if you choose a target date 2025 fund, you might find your mutual fund to invest mix of stocks and bonds.

The target date funds are suitable for investors who don’t want to choose their own investment. Using target date mutual fund, investor can maximize their tax and save for future through retirement account or regular brokerage accounts.

Top Mutual Funds

The top performing list is sorted based on its 1 year performance up until June 6, 2014. Investors can find the review and other fund information such as expense ratio, fund manager, yield, turnover rate, sales load, top holdings, top sectors, etc.

Best target date 2021-2025 mutual funds 2014 are:
    Best Target Date 2025-2030 Mutual Funds 2014
  1. American Funds 2025 Target Date Retirement Fund (AADTX)
  2. T. Rowe Price Retirement 2025 Fund (TRRHX)
  3. Franklin LifeSmart 2025 Retirement Target Fund (FTRTX)
  4. AllianceBernstein 2025 Retirement Strategy Fund (LTIAX)
  5. John Hancock Funds Retirement Living through 2025 Portfolio (JLEAX)
  6. Vanguard Target Retirement 2025 Fund Investor (VTTVX)
  7. MassMutual RetireSMART 2025 Fund (MMSDX)
  8. Schwab Target 2025 Fund (SWHRX)
  9. Legg Mason Target Retirement 2025 Fund Class A (LMPAX)
  10. Nationwide Destination 2025 Fund Class A (NWHAX)

Best Vanguard ETFs 2014

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Find best Vanguard ETFs 2014. Top Vanguard funds are Vanguard Industrials ETF, Vanguard European Stock Index ETF, etc.

Vanguard Funds

If you are value investors, you should always consider Vanguard funds for your first choice in investment funds. Vanguard Group Inc provides index funds such as index mutual funds or index ETFs (exchange traded funds). Even Warren Buffet, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, has recommend index funds such as Vanguard funds for long term investment.

Vanguard ETFs, which are traded like stocks, are cheaper than other ETFs. Some of these Vanguard ETFs have very low expense ratio fee. With Vanguard ETFs, you can build core investment which involves U.S. stocks, bonds, foreign stocks, etc.

Top ETFs

These best ETFs are sorted based on its performance for the past 1 year. You can find various Vanguard funds to invest in such as bond mutual fund, and stock mutual fund.  Please check the fund prospectus for investment risk, fund details, etc.

Best Vanguard ETFs 2014 are:
    Best Vanguard ETFs 2014
  1. Vanguard Industrials ETF
  2. Vanguard Information Technology ETF
  3. Vanguard Health Care ETF
  4. Vanguard European Stock Index ETF
  5. Vanguard Materials ETF
  6. Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF
  7. Vanguard Small Cap Value ETF
  8. Vanguard Mega Cap Growth Index ETF
  9. Vanguard Growth ETF
  10. Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value Idx ETF
  11. Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth Index ETF
  12. Vanguard Extended Market Index ETF
  13. Vanguard S&P 500 Growth Index ETF
  14. Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Index ETF

Investing in Top Inflation Protected Bond Mutual Funds 2014

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Investing in top inflation protected bond mutual funds 2014 can be done through your brokerage. These best bond funds are Franklin Real Return Fund, Lord Abbett Inflation Focused Fund, etc.

Inflation Protected Bond Funds

Investing in inflation protected bond mutual funds is suitable for core investment. This mutual fund can provide real return for investors. Typically, the investment funds invest in U.S. Treasury whose principal is adjusted quarterly based on inflation. This U.S. treasury is known as United States Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS).

Some of the mutual funds may invest in other sectors such as international bond, real estate (REITs), high yield bond, etc. Please check your fund objective for details. The investment risks include market risk, interest rate, etc.

Best Mutual Funds

From this best performing funds list, you may find each individual fund review. You can find the fund performance, expense ratio, and dividend yield from the table below. The list is sorted based on its 1 year return up to June 1, 2014.

Top inflation protected bond mutual funds 2014 are:
    Investing in Top Inflation Protected Bond Mutual Funds 2014
  1. Franklin Real Return Fund Class A
  2. Eaton Vance Short Duration Real Return Fund Class A
  3. JPMorgan Inflation Managed Bond Fund Class A Shares
  4. Federated Real Return Bond Fund Class A Shares
  5. Lord Abbett Inflation Focused Fund Class A
  6. Columbia Inflation Protected Securities Fund Class A
  7. Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index Fund Investor Shares
  8. SEI Institutional Managed Trust Real Return Fund Class A
  9. AllianceBernstein Bond Inflation Strategy Class A
  10. Nationwide Inflation-Protected Securities Fund Class A
Updated on 6/16/2014

Top Stocks Week 24, 2014: Silver & Gold

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Find best performing sector stocks of week 24 of 2014. Top stock industries are silver, gold, Semiconductor - Memory Chips, etc.

Top Equities

This post will look into the top performing stocks, industry, sector, and market capitalization. Major market indices have turned positive in 2014. The S&P 500 index has a weekly return of -0.47%. NASDAQ Composite has a weekly return of 0.03%.

Best weekly performance of industry stocks of week 24, 2014 (June 9, 2014 – June 15, 2014) are:
    Top Stocks Week 24, 2014: Silver & Gold
  1. Silver – 8.51%
  2. Gold – 6.85%
  3. Semiconductor - Memory Chips – 5.59%
  4. Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration – 5.42%
  5. Tobacco Products, Other – 4.51%
  6. Diversified Computer Systems
  7. Semiconductor - Broad Line
  8. Independent Oil & Gas
  9. Multimedia & Graphics Software
  10. Internet Service Providers
  11. Internet Software & Services
  12. Gaming Activities
  13. Major Integrated Oil & Gas

10 Best India ETFs 2014

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Find best India stock ETFs. These top India exchange traded funds are iShares MSCI India Small-Cap, Market Vectors India Small-Cap ETF, etc.

India Funds

Investing in India ETF has been great in 2014. The year to date return is more than double digits. Compare to S&P 500 or Dow Jones Industrials Index, India equity has managed to return more. India stock ETFs are mainly investing in stock of Indian companies. Most of these ETFs are index ETFs. Depending on its objective, some may track one index; while the others may track different index.

Investing in single country index may include higher risk. Please check with your brokerage for details about how to buy and sell these ETFs. These ETFs are mainly traded like stocks in market exchange such as NYSE, or NASDAQ.

Top ETFs

These top performing ETFs are sorted based on its 1 year return (up to June 1, 2014). You can find the fund review from this article. Other fund information can be found below such as expense ratio, Morningstar rating, fund’s NAV, managers, fund’s holdings, yield, etc.

Best India stock exchange traded funds are:
    Best India ETFs | Stock Exchange Traded Funds
  1. iShares MSCI India Small-Cap
  2. Market Vectors India Small-Cap ETF
  3. EGShares India Small Cap
  4. EGShares India Infrastructure
  5. WisdomTree India Earnings
  6. PowerShares India
  7. iShares India 50
  8. iPath MSCI India Index ETN
  9. iShares MSCI India
  10. EGShares India Consumer ETF
Updated on 6/1/2014

Top Value Stock Closed End Funds 2014

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Find top value stock closed end funds. Best value funds are Nuveen Tax-Advantage TR Strategy, Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, etc.

Value Funds

Value funds are stock fund that mainly holds stocks that are deemed to be undervalued in price and that are likely to pay dividends. Value funds are one of three main investment fund types; the other two are growth and blend (a mix of value and growth stocks) funds.

Using closed end fund, investor can invest in value stock with opportunity. Some of the closed end funds provides high dividend yield. They also have market price that is lower than net asset value (NAV). These value funds invest in variety of stocks and sectors. Top sectors include utilities, preferred stocks, financial stocks, energy, and telecommunication service.

Best Value Stock Funds

These best performing value stock closed end funds are sorted based on its 1 year total return up to May, 31 2014. You may find other fund review information: expense ratio, fund’s NAV, management, objective, yield, top holdings, etc.

Top value stock closed end funds 2014 are:
Top Value Stock Closed End Funds 2014
  1. Nuveen Tax-Advantage TR Strategy (JTA)
  2. Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (GDV)
  3. First Trust Dividend & Income (FAV)
  4. Boulder Growth & Income (BIF)
  5. Eaton Vance Tax Dividend Income (EVT)
  6. J Hancock Tax-Advantage Dividend Income (HTD)
Updated on 5/31/2014

Best Stocks Week 23, 2014: Major Airlines

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Find best performing sector stocks of week 23 of 2014. Top stock industries are major airlines, internet service providers, hospitals, etc.

Best Stocks

This post will look into the top performing stocks, industry, sector, and market capitalization. Major market indices have turned positive in 2014. The S&P 500 index has a weekly return of 1.10%. NASDAQ Composite has a weekly return of 1.14%.

Best weekly performance of industry stocks of week 23, 2014 (June 2, 2014 – June 8, 2014) are:
    Best Stocks Week 23, 2014: Major Airlines
  1. Toy & Hobby Stores – 8.53%
  2. Major Airlines – 6.92%
  3. Internet Service Providers – 6.33%
  4. Hospitals – 5.42%
  5. Metal Fabrication – 5.17%
  6. Catalog & Mail Order Houses
  7. Regional - Pacific Banks
  8. Auto Parts Wholesale
  9. Aluminum
  10. Paper & Paper Products
  11. Gaming Activities
  12. Regional - Southwest Banks
  13. Life Insurance
  14. Farm & Construction Machinery
  15. Printed Circuit Boards
  16. Publishing - Newspapers
  17. General Building Materials
  18. Asset Management
  19. Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks

Best Small Growth Mutual Funds 2014

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Find best small growth mutual funds 2014. Top small cap stock funds are Franklin Small Cap Growth fund, Wasatch Small Cap Value Fund, Satuit Capital US Smid Cap fund, etc.

Small Cap Funds

Small cap investment funds provide opportunity for investors to grow their capital faster. This higher reward usually also involves higher risk for investors. These small cap stock funds typically invest in small size U.S. companies. There are 3 types of small cap funds such as small growth, small value, and small blend. The small growth funds invest in companies with high growth potential in term of metrics such as high book value, revenue, sales, etc.

Mutual funds as part of investment funds are popular among many investors including retiree, long term investors, and short term investors.

Top Mutual Funds

From this best performing funds list, you may find each individual fund review. You can find the fund performance, expense ratio, and yield or dividend from the table below. The list is sorted based on its 1 year total return up to May 25, 2014.

Best small growth mutual funds 2014 are:
    Best Small Growth Mutual Funds 2014
  1. Satuit Capital US Smid Cap (SATDX)
  2. Oberweis Micro-Cap (OBMCX)
  3. Satuit Capital US Small Cap (SATSX)
  4. AMG Managers Essex Sm/Micro Cap Grade Investor (MBRSX)
  5. Wasatch Small Cap Value (WMCVX)
  6. 1492 Small Cap Growth (FNTGX)
  7. TCM Small Cap Growth (TCMSX)
  8. Franklin Small Cap Growth A (FSGRX)
  9. Oberweis Small-Cap Opportunities (OBSOX)
  10. AllianzGI Micro Cap A (GMCAX)
  11. Wells Fargo Advantage Small Co Growth A (WFSAX)
  12. Lord Abbett Developing Growth A (LAGWX)

Top California Municipal Bond Closed End Funds 2014

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If you look for tax free income, you need to consider top California municipal bond closed end funds 2014. These CA muni bond funds provide high yield income for investors.

California Municipal Bond Funds

Top California Municipal Bond Closed End Funds 2014Municipal bond funds are popular among investors who pay high income tax. As one of the highest tax income state in U.S, California residents can reduce their income tax by investing in CA municipal bond funds. These CA municipal bond funds invest mainly in California municipal debts. The income from these bond funds is generally free from federal taxes and California state taxes.

For California residents, these investment funds are very attractive. Typically, the bonds have long average duration of more than 7 years. Investing in closed end funds can enhance your income as well due to its higher yield and leverage usage.

Best Closed End Funds

These top closed end funds list is selected based on its year to date return in 2014. For details about the closed end fund screener, you can find the below table. Some of these top highest yield CEFs are among the best closed end funds.

Top California municipal bond closed end funds 2014 are:
  1. PIMCO CA Municipal Income III (PZC)
  2. EV CA Muni Bond II (EIA)
  3. Nuveen CA Div Adv Muni 2 (NVX)
  4. Nuveen CA AMT-Tax Free Muni Income (NKX)
  5. PIMCO CA Municipal Income (PCQ)
  6. Nuveen CA Div Adv Muni 3 (NZH)
  7. EV CA Municipal Bond (EVM)
  8. Neuberger Berman CA Inter Muni (NBW)
  9. EV CA Municipal Income (CEV)
  10. BlackRock MuniYield CA (MYC)
  11. Nuveen CA Municipal Value 2 (NCB)
  12. Nuveen CA Div Adv Muni (NAC)

Best Performing Emerging Markets ETFs 2014

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Emerging market stock funds have been among the best performing ETFs in 2014. These best performing emerging markets stock ETFs 2014 are First Trust BICK Index, etc.

Emerging Markets ETFs

Emerging markets ETFs invest in the often rapidly-growing emerging economies in Eastern Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. Exchange Traded Funds in this category may invest in a broad basket of countries or a single country, or focus on specific types of equities, industries or investment styles. Emerging markets sector may include Brazil, Russia, China, India, Indonesia, Turkey, etc.

Year 2014 has been great investment for emerging markets sector. With developed countries economy is slowing, emerging markets may provide opportunity for capital growth. Of course, the emerging markets are not without risks. It is recommended investing in the emerging markets through diversified pools in the form of exchange-traded funds and open and closed-end mutual funds.

Top Performing ETFs

These top performing ETFs are sorted based on its 1 year return (up to May 2014). You can find the fund review from this article. Other fund information can be found below such as expense ratio, Morningstar rating, fund’s NAV, managers, fund’s holdings, yield, etc.

Best performing emerging markets stock ETFs 2014 are:
    Best Performing Emerging Markets ETFs 2014
  1. First Trust BICK Index
  2. iShares MSCI Emerging Mkts Cnsmr Discret
  3. PowerShares S&P Emerging MktsHigh Beta
  4. Guggenheim MSCI Emerging Markets Eq Wt
  5. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets EMEA
  6. SPDR S&P BRIC 40
  7. SPDR S&P Emerging Markets
  8. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets
  9. SPDR MSCI EM 50 ETF
  10. iShares Core MSCI Emerging Market
Updated on 5/27/2014