VETS ETF crushes the competition with a 33% gain this year. As thematic investment strategies go, a fund that invests in companies that support military personnel and their families could seem like a stretch — until you check its performance. The Pacer Military Times Best Employer ETF (VETS) is up more than 33% so far this year, which compares to the S&P 500 Index’s 23% gain over the same period. The VETS exchange-traded fund, offered by Pacer ETFs Distributors, tracks an equally weighted index of U.S.-listed companies that support the employment of military veterans, service members and their families.
The time has come to honor and thank military veterans and gratitude is being extended in many ways. Veterans Day observation is replete with parade and salute to service, vets’ freebies and meal deals as well as job creations. Many companies recruit U.S. veterans and deploy their skillset in profit maximization. Read the entire feature from Zacks.
VETS Indexes takes a unique spin on the environmental, social, and governance investing model by building and promoting indexes built around firms that strongly support America’s veterans. Read the entire feature from Advisors Magazine.
Although Veterans Days is only one day a year, there are ETFs that can honor our Vets throughout the year, and we want to remind investors that aligning principles with principal can provide for the best outcome. With this in mind, we highlight three subjects.
When an advisor is tasked by a client to suggest investments that could take advantage of the United States’ increased military spending, the default play might be to offer alternatives in aerospace and defense exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but what about an option that directly benefits those who served our country?