Vanguard Small Cap ETF(VB)- NYSEARCA
  • Mon, Sep. 19, 11:48 AM
    • Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (NYSEARCA:VOX) - $0.811. 30-Day Sec yield of 3.09%.
    • Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEARCA:VPU) - $0.919. 30-Day Sec yield of 3.33%.
    • Vanguard Large-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:VV) - $0.550. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.02%.
    • Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:VB) - $0.572. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.53%.
    • Vanguard Mega Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:MGC) - $0.422. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.12%.
    • Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:MGK) - $0.340. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.52%.
    • Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (NYSEARCA:MGV) - $0.431. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.68%.
    • Payable Sept. 26; for shareholders of record Sept. 22; ex-div Sept. 20. 30 Day SEC yield as of 9/16/16.
    | Mon, Sep. 19, 11:48 AM
  • Mon, Jun. 13, 2:35 PM
    • Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:VB) - $0.304. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.58% .
    • Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF (NYSEARCA:VPL) - $0.457.
    • Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK) - $0.924.
    • Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) - $0.223.
    • Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:VOT) - $0.151. 30-Day Sec yield of 0.84% .
    • Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF (NYSEARCA:VOE) - $0.447. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.09% .
    • Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (NYSEARCA:VEU) - $0.530.
    • Payable June 20; for shareholders of record June 16; ex-div June 14. 30-Day SEC yield as of 06/10/2016.
    | Mon, Jun. 13, 2:35 PM | 3 Comments
  • Mon, Mar. 14, 5:25 PM
    • Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:VB) announces quarterly distribution of $0.305.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 1.75% (as of 3/11/2016).
    • Payable Mar. 21; for shareholders of record Mar. 17; ex-div Mar. 15.
    | Mon, Mar. 14, 5:25 PM
  • Dec. 22, 2015, 4:48 PM
    • Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:VB) announces quarterly distribution of $0.626.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 1.52% (as of 12/21/2015).
    • Payable Dec. 30; for shareholders of record Dec. 28; ex-div Dec. 23.
    | Dec. 22, 2015, 4:48 PM
  • Nov. 28, 2015, 9:42 AM
    • Looking for an edge on when it might be profitable to rotate into small-caps, Nomura quants Joe Mezrich and Adam Gould watch three factors: 1) Their cheapness relative to large-caps; 2) economic uncertainty as measured by the dispersion of earnings estimates for the S&P 500; 3) expectations for economic growth as indicated by the yield curve.
    • SInce 1980, the alignment of these factors pointed to small-cap outperformance over the subsequent three months worth an annualized average of 7.6%. Trying the strategy live for two years - long Russell 2000/short Russell 1000 when things look good for small-caps, and the opposite otherwise - has produced a 10% annualized return vs. a passive long position in small-caps which lost 5%.
    • The team's signals suggested a good three months for small caps starting in November, and it's already working - the FTSE Russell 2000 is outperforming the Russell 1000 by nearly 300 basis points this month. There's still another two months to get small.
    • Source: Bill Alpert in Barron's
    • ETFs: IWM, TZA, TNA, UWM, VB, IJR, SLY, RWJ, URTY, SCHA, TWM, RWM, SRTY, VTWO, SAA, VIOO, SDD, SBB, JKJ, RSCO, TWOK, FYX, EWRS, ZSML, LLSC, SMLL, RYRSX
    | Nov. 28, 2015, 9:42 AM | 29 Comments
  • Sep. 27, 2015, 8:59 AM
    • The $8B iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) fell 4.9% on Friday and 13% for the week - its worst weekly performance since the height of the financial panic seven years ago. Many biotech ETFs eat the same cooking - Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB), and Regeneron (NASDAQ:REGN) among the popular names - and FBT, XBI, and BBP fell in amounts similar to IBB.
    • The news flow was relatively quiet late in the week, but Hilary Clinton's promise Monday to clamp down on drug prices set things in negative motion for the momo sector.
    • Barron's Chris Dieterich reminds that a flood of biotech IPOs in recent years has filled the small cap universe with these highly speculative names, and biotech now makes up 7% of the iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM). Indeed. The IWM fell 3.7% for the week, nearly tripling the decline of the S&P 500.
    • ETFs: IWM, TZA, TNA, UWM, VB, VBK, URTY, SCHA, TWM, IWO, RWM, SRTY, VTWO, RCG, JKJ, VTWG, TWOK, FYX, JKK, EWRS, ZSML, FYC, SMLL, RYRSX
    | Sep. 27, 2015, 8:59 AM | 127 Comments
  • Sep. 24, 2015, 7:40 AM
    • Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:VB) announces quarterly distribution of $0.959.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 1.55% (as of 9/23/2015).
    • Payable Oct. 1; for shareholders of record Sept. 29; ex-div Sept. 25.
    | Sep. 24, 2015, 7:40 AM
  • Sep. 10, 2015, 12:39 PM
    | Sep. 10, 2015, 12:39 PM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 21, 2015, 3:51 PM
    • With the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq all down about 3%, the small-cap Russell 2000 (NYSEARCA:IWM) is lower by just 0.75%.
    • The outperformance is noteworthy because it's been small caps leading on the way down - falling nearly 11% since a late-June peak, or roughly 500 basis points worse than the S&P 500.
    • ETFs: VB, VBR, EES, VBK, SCHA, RVT, JKL, RCG, JKJ, TILT, FYX, FYT, JKK, IESM, VLU, ZSML, FYC
    | Aug. 21, 2015, 3:51 PM | 6 Comments
  • Mar. 24, 2015, 2:09 PM
    • Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:VB) announces interim distribution of $0.052.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 1.37% (as of 03/23/2015).
    • Payable Mar 31; for shareholders of record Mar 27; ex-Div. Mar 25.
    | Mar. 24, 2015, 2:09 PM
  • Oct. 15, 2014, 3:08 PM
    | Oct. 15, 2014, 3:08 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 13, 2014, 1:33 PM
    • Electronic Cigarettes International Group, Ltd. (OTCQB:ECIG) is set for its IPO of 33.3M shares of common stock at a prospective price of $4.50 per share. The firm is selling 28,443,133 shares and selling shareholders are offering 4,890,200.
    • The company markets and distributes electronic cigarettes and accessories through over 50K outlets in multiple countries.
    • Proforma 2013 financials: Revenues: $113.2M; Gross Profit: $55.5M; Operating Expenses: $48.9M; Operating Income: $6.5M; Net Loss: ($11.4M); Loss Per Share: ($0.11).
    • Proforma 1H 2014 financials: Revenues: $48.5M; Gross Profit: $26.8M; Operating Expenses: $57.9M; Operating Loss: ($31.1M); Net Loss: ($10.5M); Loss Per Share: (0.08).
    • Actual 1H 2014 financials: Revenues: $15.4M (+862.5%); Gross Profit: $8.2M (+780.1%); Operating Expenses: $92.8M (-999%); Operating Loss: ($84.6M); Net Loss: ($84.5M); Loss Per Share: ($1.23); Quick Assets: $5.6M (+166.7%); Cash Burn Ops: ($10.9M) (-999%).
    • The company expects Q3 2014 revenues to be $16M - 17M (pro forma net $22.9M - 24.3M).
    • S-1
    • ETFs: IWM, TZA, TNA, IWC, UWM, VB, IJR, SLY, RWJ, VBK, URTY, SCHA, TWM, IWO, RWM, IJT, SRTY, SAA, DWAS, VTWO, SLYG, VIOO, SDD, RZG, PZI, SBB, RSCO, FDM, JKJ, UKK, VTWG, VIOG, WMCR, FYX, EWRS, XSLV, TWOK, SKK, JKK, SMLV, PXSG, FYC, PXSC, CSF
    • ETFs: IRY, IXJ (IPO -0.5%)
    | Oct. 13, 2014, 1:33 PM | 4 Comments
  • Oct. 1, 2014, 3:52 PM
    • Today's decline in the Russell 2000 (IWM -1.4%) puts it more than 10% below the level hit in March (and in July). The index fell 6% in September alone.
    • For the year, the Russell is lower by 6.6% after gaining nearly 40% in 2013.
    • As rough as it's been, it's the divergence with large caps which looks like the bigger story - while the small caps have fallen 10% during their correction, the S&P 500 is flat, and only in the last two weeks beginning to move in lockstep with the Russell.
    • For the year, the S&P 500 is up 5.4%, about 1,200 basis points ahead of the Russell, and on a year-over-year basis, the S&P's 15% gain is 1,500 basis points faster than the Russell.
    • ETFs: IWM, TZA, TNA, UWM, VB, VBR, EES, VBK, URTY, SCHA, TWM, IWN, IWO, RWM, SRTY, VTWO, JKL, JKJ, TILT, UKK, VTWG, FYX, FYT, EWRS, TWOK, SKK, VTWV, JKK, UVT, SJH, IESM, VLU, FYC
    | Oct. 1, 2014, 3:52 PM | 4 Comments
  • Sep. 19, 2014, 2:41 PM
    • There's not  a lot of action in the large cap averages this session, but the Russell 2000 (IWM -1.1%) continues to shed ground both absolutely and relative to the S&P 500, and has now turned negative for the year - it's lower by 1.1% YTD, ceding about 1000 basis points to the S&P,
    • Maybe bearish, but probably bullish for those with a contrarian streak, technicians are starting to warn about the dreaded "Death Cross" - the 50-day moving average moving below the 200-day moving average. Ryan Detrick points out 19 instances since 1988 where the Russell 2000 has completed a Death Cross - it's tended to be bearish in the very short-term, but bullish over longer periods.
    • ETFs: IWM, TZA, TNA, IWC, UWM, VB, IJR, SLY, RWJ, URTY, SCHA, TWM, RWM, SRTY, SAA, DWAS, VTWO, VIOO, SDD, SBB, PZI, FDM, JKJ, RSCO, WMCR, XSLV, FYX, EWRS, TWOK, SMLV, PXSC, CSF
    | Sep. 19, 2014, 2:41 PM | 5 Comments
  • Jul. 31, 2014, 7:24 AM
    • S&P 500 and DJIA futures are off 0.5%, Nasdaq 100 0.6% and Russell 2000 0.9%, with 51 of S&P 500 companies reporting Q2 results today, including Exxon Mobil, MasterCard, Colgate, and Time Warner.
    • Whole Foods, Kraft, and Yum Brands are among those who reported last night and are in the red premarket.
    • Europe's Stoxx 50 (NYSEARCA:FEZ) is down 0.9% and Shanghai continued to push higher, closing up 1% overnight.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is flat at 2.56% and gold is flat at $1,297 per ounce.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, SH, DIA, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, VB, SPXL, QID, RSP, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SCHA, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, SFLA, QQXT, BXUC, JKJ, FYX, SPUU
    | Jul. 31, 2014, 7:24 AM | 8 Comments
  • Jul. 25, 2014, 2:31 PM
    | Jul. 25, 2014, 2:31 PM | 11 Comments
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