If nothing else, at least someone is awake over at IBD. Last week they added another gold stock, Franco Nevada (FNV), to their ETF (FFTY). So this make two gold stocks, the other is Kirkland Lake (KL).
The list of components is found at https://www.innovatoretfs.com/etf/?ticker=ffty&ticker=ffty#holdings
The ETF itself, although long term positive, is under-performing many other ETFs on a relative strength basis. The SPDR S&P 500 Index Growth Stocks ETF (FFTY), for example, is outperforming, long term, The IBD Fifty (FFTY). This is curious because The IBD “CANSLIM” stock picking criteria methodology, in addition to fundamentals, includes relative strength and trend investing. It seems CANSLIM isn’t working real well in the context of putting together the ETF components. IBD has a large number of followers, ie. readers. Just how many of these readers are doing their own analysis? ..we wonder.
The SPDR Growth Stock ETF (SPYG) relative to the IBD Fifty (FFTY) ETF, over a 200 day moving average, SPYG/FFTY, the bottom panel shows the relationship, posted below: