E Tuesday Talk: Slip Sliding Sideways

iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)

Gold logged in the second consecutive week of gains as U.S. dollar declined...This ETF follows the MSCI ACWI Select Gold Miners Investable Market Index and holds 40 securities in its portfolio. Canadian firms take half of the portfolio, while the United States and South Africa round off the next two spots. RING is the cheapest choice in the gold mining space...

Invesco S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples ETF (PSCC)

The consumer staples sector generally act as a safe haven amid political and economic turmoil. Stocks in these sectors generally outperform during periods of low growth and high uncertainty. This fund targets the small-cap segment of the consumer staples sector by tracking the S&P SmallCap 600 Capped Consumer Staples Index...

iShares U.S. Pharmaceuticals ETF (IHE

This ETF provides exposure to 45 U.S. companies that manufacture prescription or over-the-counter drugs or vaccines by tracking the Dow Jones U.S. Select Pharmaceuticals Index. 

Global X Cybersecurity ETF (BUG)

This ETF offers exposure to the companies that stand to benefit from the increased adoption of cybersecurity technology and follows the Indxx Cybersecurity Index. It holds 32 stocks in its basket..."

Read the full article for more details. As always, caveat emptor.

It's going to be another tumultuous week on many fronts. Here's a YouTube clip of Simon and Garfunkel "Slip slidin" to help get you through.

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See you next week.

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William K. 2 months ago Member's comment

I see things differently. All it takes to start and grow inflation is dumping in money. Wages do not need to rise for inflation to take off. Does anybody actually believe that dumping FIVE TRILLION DOLLARS into the economy will not launch a cycle of inflation that will cause a whole lot of damage ao a whole lot of people? And it will be serious damage that will threaten the stability of society. Things will change, and not one atom of that change will be for the better. When a whole lot of people suddenly become both homeless and hungry they may not listen so politely as they do while they are at home and fed.

David Marshall 2 months ago Contributor's comment

For a good take on Biden’s ambitions for the infrastructure program(s) check out NPR’s Special Edition of it’s UpFirst podcast with Presidential historian Doris Kearns which was put up over the weekend.

William K. 2 months ago Member's comment

My point was that the records show that in the past, every time money was dumped into the economy, inflation resulted. So why should this time be any different?? There does not seem to be any change in the mechanism of inflation, and so it seems that the results of the action will be the same, although the time delay might be different.

My other concern is about the effect of all that debt on the future. The bad thing about debts is that they must eventually be paid off. ( I keep saying this, I believe it is true.)