Financial Advisor Focus Shifts to International Markets Ahead of U.S. Elections

In this Wednesday edition of Advisors in Focus, our focus turns to tickers and groups that saw surging interest from your financial advisor colleagues to start the week. While we often highlight the most-read areas of the market over a set timeframe, today we look at the tickers and groups that have seen the highest percentage spike from the prior week, which helps us understand what is trending comparatively. For example, within the ETF category group, TrackStarIQ data shows that the highest ranking areas are outside of the United States: foreign large cap, emerging markets, Asia-Pacific, and China equities. Spiking interest in overseas markets tells us that financial advisors are actively seeking ETFs with exposure to international markets and perhaps making some asset allocation shifts ahead of the U.S. Presidential elections in a few weeks.

Please find below the complete listing of other stocks, exchange traded funds, industry groups, and ETF categories that saw the highest growth this week versus the previous week.

Top Stocks by Traffic Surge* :

Rank Ticker Company
3 LB L Brands
2 PSHG Performance Shopping
1 MDLY Medley Management

Top Industry Groups by Traffic Surge* :

Rank Industry Group
3 Bank Holding Companies
2 Chemicals & Allied Products
1 Canned, Frozen, Preserved Fruit and Vegetables

Top ETFs by Traffic Surge* :

Rank Ticker Company
3 XSLV Invesco S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF
2 SPXS Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares
1 MOAT VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF

Top ETF Categories by Traffic Surge* :

Rank ETF Category
3 Asia Pacific Equities
2 Emerging Markets Equities
1 Foreign Large Cap Equities

Top 20 Stocks by Surging Financial Advisor Traffic (2 days vs. previous 5 days) Ticker Top 20 Industry Groups by Surging Financial Advisor Traffic (2 days vs. previous 5 days) Top 20 ETFs by Surging Financial Advisor Traffic (2 days vs. previous 5 days) Ticker Top 20 ETF Categories by Surging Financial Advisor Traffic (2 days vs. previous 5 days)
Medley Management Inc MDLY Canned, Frozen & Preservd Fruit, Veg & Food Specialties VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF MOAT Foreign Large Cap Equities
Performance Shipping Inc PSHG Chemicals & Allied Products Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares SPXS Emerging Markets Equities
L Brands Inc LB Bank holding companies Invesco S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF XSLV Asia Pacific Equities
Vivopower International Plc VVPR Cable and pay television services iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV China Equities
Electrameccanica Vehs Corp SOLO Apparel Retail ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF MJ Utilities Equities
Renesola Ltd SOL Auto Parts iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF EEM Volatility Hedged Equity
Globus Maritime Limi GLBS Agricultural Chemicals iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Growth ETF JKK Europe Equities
Sanara MedTech Inc. SMTI Aluminum VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF GDXJ High Yield Bonds
Workhorse Grp WKHS Asset Management VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX Corporate Bonds
Silvergate Capital Corp Cl A SI Business Equipment & Supplies iShares Russell 2000 ETF IWM Inflation-Protected Bonds
General Electric Company GE Auto & Truck Dealerships ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas KOLD Materials
Facebook Inc FB Catalog and mail-order houses iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF TLT Currency
Genius Brands International Inc GNUS Business Services ProShares UltraPro QQQ TQQQ Small Cap Growth Equities
Diamondpeak Holdings Corp Cl A DPHC Banks – Diversified ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ SQQQ Government Bonds
Cloudflare Inc Cl A NET Building Products & Equipment iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF IJH Preferred Stock/Convertible Bonds
Wells Fargo & Company WFC Capital Markets Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund UUP Building & Construction
Adv Micro Devices AMD Beverages – Brewers VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas UGAZ Small Cap Blend Equities
Microsoft Corp MSFT Banks – Regional – US iShares Silver Trust SLV Inverse Equities
Sunrun Inc RUN Canned fruits and specialities SPDR Gold Trust GLD Technology Equities
Amazon.com Inc AMZN Chemicals ARK Innovation ETF ARKK Leveraged Commodities

*Surge in traffic is evaluated by the increase in average traffic this week compared to average of the previous week.

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