Dividend ETFs May Gleam, Yet Tech Dividends May Shine Even Brighter

24 April 2014 at 10:08 am by Gary Gordon

All of those Apple (AAPL) alarmists are eating crow for breakfast. They chastised Tim Cook for months. They declared the death of the tech manufacturing giant at every opportunity. And today, the Cupertino-based multinational is asking those same naysayers, “How do you like me now?” Sentiment changes quickly on Wall Street. The “brightest minds” now concur [...] Continue Reading...


Homebuilder and Home Construction ETFs Falter At The Real Estate Altar

22 April 2014 at 11:17 am by Gary Gordon

Is the enthusiasm for the real estate market built on a solid foundation? Existing home sales fell in March to its lowest pace since July of 2012. Worse yet, sales have declined for seven out of the previous eight months, ever since the the Federal Reserve signaled its intent to slow the pace of its [...] Continue Reading...


Weaker Euro Presents ETF Admirers With Multiple Opportunities

21 April 2014 at 1:50 pm by Gary Gordon

At the tail end of 2013, journalists asked money managers like myself about perceived threats to stock assets in 2014. My answer was simple: The possibility for policy missteps in the battle against global deflation might scare away risk-takers. In truth, my commentary received a lukewarm reception. Some argued that deflation is a good thing for [...] Continue Reading...


April 20, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

20 April 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & Taxes, Muni Bonds ETFs, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, Short-Term High Yield Bond ETFs, Energy ETFs, Emerging Markets ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 4-20-2014 Continue Reading...


The Return Of Energy ETF Dominance?

17 April 2014 at 10:55 am by Gary Gordon

Energy ETFs outperformed the overwhelming majority of competing sector investments in the previous bull market (10/02-10/07). In the early part of the run, the war in Iraq boosted the demand for shares. In the later stages of the rally, emerging economic growth fueled speculative excesses in both the price of oil as well as desire [...] Continue Reading...


ETFs For Those Seeking Greater Tax Freedom

14 April 2014 at 2:52 pm by Gary Gordon

A leading non-partisan tax policy researcher, The Tax Foundation, estimates that your first 111 days belong to the U.S. government. When the estimate includes the effect of federal borrowing, the date moves to May 6. In other words, you work for Uncle Sam in your first 125 days of a given year, while the remaining [...] Continue Reading...


April 13, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

13 April 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Bond ETFs, ETFs & The Great Rotation, Social Networking ETFs, Consumer Discretionary ETFs, Biotech ETFs, Small Cap ETFs, Emerging Markets ETFs, Precious Metals ETFs, Utilities ETFs, ETFs & The Employment Numbers, ETFs vs. Closed-End Funds, YieldShares High Income ETF (YYY) Click here to listen to the show: 4-13-2014 Continue Reading...


ETFs Of CEFs? Yield Shares High Income (YYY) Impressive Since Inception

11 April 2014 at 11:12 am by Gary Gordon

Before exchange-traded funds (ETFs) became widely accepted, the closed end fund, or CEF, offered investors the ability to trade a diversified investment throughout the day. CEFs have a fixed number of shares such that supply and demand determines share price. Yet those prices frequently trade at a significant discount or premium to the actual underlying [...] Continue Reading...


Great Rotation? ETFs Encounter A Different Kind Of Shift In 2014

08 April 2014 at 3:00 pm by Gary Gordon

Whatever happened to the “Great Rotation?” You remember the predictive theory that ultra-low yields would encourage investors to rotate out of bonds and into stocks. The notion picked up steam shortly after the Federal Reserve announced its intention to taper its quantitative easing (QE) program in May of 2013. Yield-sensitive assets of all stripes — [...] Continue Reading...


Disappointing Employment Data Affects Stock And Bond ETFs Differently

07 April 2014 at 1:47 pm by Gary Gordon

In 2008, President George W. Bush expressed regret for an ill-conceived 2003 speech aboard the USS Intrepid in front of a “Mission Accomplished” banner. The blunder? The declaration of victory in the initial battle and the subsequent celebration came a mere month into the war. Consequently, every setback for years afterwards reminded the country that [...] Continue Reading...


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