Remember July 2011? The Stock Market’s Advance-Decline (A/D) Line Remembers

28 July 2015 at 11:34 am by Gary Gordon

According to Bloomberg data, the modest year-to-date increase in the S&P 500 is attributable to health care and retail alone. Worse yet, the two industry segments trade at a 20% premium to the market at large. Paying a premium for growth is one thing. Chasing a handful of momentum stocks is another. Brokerage firm Jones Trading [...] Continue Reading...

July 26, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

26 July 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

Foreign vs. Domestic ETFs, ETFs & Defensive Investment Strategies, Stock Valuations & ETFs, Large Cap Stock ETFs, Small Cap Stock ETFs, ETFs & Market Breadth Click here to listen to the show: 7-26-2015 Continue Reading...

Why Investors Should Not Party Like It’s 1999

23 July 2015 at 11:44 am by Gary Gordon

Tens of thousands of investors read my commentary at popular financial portals. Some have been reading my articles for more than a decade. Others might have clicked on a social media “follow” link in the last month or the last last year. Ironically, few realize that I originally developed a front-n-center persona on national talk [...] Continue Reading...

Allocation Advice For The Do-It-Yourself Investor

21 July 2015 at 11:13 am by Gary Gordon

At the tail end of 2014, individual investors as well as financial web site editors asked me for predictions on a variety of assets heading into 2015. I answered as many folks as I could. I suggested that foreign developed stocks via iShares Currency Hedged EAFE (HEFA) or Vanguard Europe Pacific (VEA) would likely outperform U.S. [...] Continue Reading...

July 19, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

19 July 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & Central Bank Manipulation, China ETFs, Europe ETFs, Industrials ETFs, ETFS & the US Economy, Bond ETFs, Interest Rates & ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 7-19-2015 Continue Reading...

Economic Lethargy Continues To Bankroll The U.S. Stock Bull

16 July 2015 at 1:45 pm by Gary Gordon

Over the past century, the U.S. stock market typically turned down prior to the onset of a recession. You did not need to predict economic contraction; rather, you monitored the Dow and the S&P 500 because the benchmarks acted like leading indicators of bad times ahead. (Investors checked the market internals to get a sense [...] Continue Reading...

What’s So Bad About Kicking The Container Down The Road?

14 July 2015 at 11:41 am by Gary Gordon

Every central banker and monetary authority understands economics. Each recognizes that debt-centric spending, interest rate repression and eye-popping additions to total government obligations will not sidestep inevitable defaults and/or worthless currencies in the future. So why has every influential central bank on the world stage – Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan, People’s Bank of China, [...] Continue Reading...

July 12, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

12 July 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

Greece & ETFs, Puerto Rico & ETFs, China & ETFs, ETFs & Market Breadth, Healthcare ETFs, ETFs & Risk Recalibration, The MASH Index & ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 7-12-2015 Continue Reading...

The Great Recalibration: The Appearance Of Risk Aversion In Credit Spreads And Equity ETFs

09 July 2015 at 11:56 am by Gary Gordon

Investors have seen a great deal of volatility in U.S. treasuries over the past six months. Early in the year, the combination of recessionary data stateside as well as quantitative easing (QE) measures in Europe helped propel demand for U.S. sovereign debt. Then came the massive unwind, alongside Fed hints at upcoming rate hikes; treasury [...] Continue Reading...

Greece, Puerto Rico, Or China? Debt-Fueled Excesses At The Heart Of Them All

07 July 2015 at 11:42 am by Gary Gordon

Lately, I have been fielding a host of “which is worse” questions. Is it the possibility of Greece exiting the euro-zone or is it the potential for Puerto Rico to default on its debt? Is it the 25%-plus bearish retrenchment of China’s Shanghai SSE Composite or is it the likelihood of eventual rate hikes by [...] Continue Reading...

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