5 Inconvenient Stock Truths For The Bold And The Reckless

26 July 2016 at 11:25 am by Gary Gordon

Here are five big-league reasons to evaluate your current asset mix: 1. Credit Fundamentals Are Deteriorating. What do you remember about the financial crisis in 2008? Perhaps you think about a term like “subprime mortgage.” Or maybe you recall the way home values and stock prices collapsed. Either way, most would agree that households and [...] Continue Reading...


July 24, 2016 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

24 July 2016 at 8:00 am by Staff

Employment Numbers & ETFs, Real Estate & ETFs, ETFs & the Yield Curve, Stock vs. Bond ETFs, ETFs & Cash Equivalents Please click here to listen to the show. Continue Reading...


Stock Market Gains: A Vote Of Confidence For The Economy?

22 July 2016 at 12:30 pm by Gary Gordon

Wall Street analysts may regard the U.S. economy in a favorable light. Indeed, many believe that higher stock prices reflect optimism about the country’s economic future. Yet Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index portrays an entirely different picture. More and more Americans believe the economy is getting worse. In fact, even as U.S. stocks push upward to [...] Continue Reading...


What Is The Most Opportunistic Asset Class Right Now?

19 July 2016 at 1:30 pm by Gary Gordon

Are the new all-time highs in U.S. large cap stocks as big a deal as the media would have you believe? On a year-over-year basis, other asset classes have been more impressive. Bonds via Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND), gold via SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) and the “risk-off” Japanese yen via Currency Shares Yen Trust [...] Continue Reading...


July 17, 2016 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

17 July 2016 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & the Fed, Stock vs. Bond ETFs, Global ETFs, Europe ETFs, Gold ETFs, Currency ETFs, ETFs & Stock Valuations Please click here to listen to the show. Continue Reading...


How To Avoid Harsh Consequences When Borrowing Stock Gains From The Future

14 July 2016 at 2:27 pm by Gary Gordon

According to Blackrock, since the S&P 500 hit its October 2007 peak of 1565, it has produced a total return of approximately 60%. The market gains are three times the increase in the growth of the U.S. economy itself (GDP); they are also three times the increase in the growth of corporate earnings. What does [...] Continue Reading...


Stocks and Bonds: Which Asset Class Balloon Will Pop First?

11 July 2016 at 8:15 am by Gary Gordon

In 2013, the S&P 500 closed at a record high at the same time that the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond yield closed at a record low. The reason? The Federal Reserve had been buying hundreds of millions of government bonds as part of its quantitative easing (QE) program. Indeed, back in 2013, Fed leaders determined [...] Continue Reading...


Bonds Say To Stocks, “We’re Just Not That Into You.”

06 July 2016 at 8:44 am by Gary Gordon

Five years ago, several European countries (e.g., Portugal, Italy, Greece, etc.) appeared as if they might default on their sovereign debt obligations. Gold prices spiked. The Japanese yen soared. U.S. Treasury bond yields plummeted. And the S&P 500 fell nearly 20% before globally coordinated central bank activity resuscitated investor appetite for U.S stocks. Today, Europe appears [...] Continue Reading...


July 3, 2016 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

03 July 2016 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & Negative Interest Rates, Europe ETFs, Japan ETFs, US Treasury Bond ETFs, Non-Cyclical ETFs, Gold ETFs, Currency ETFs, ETFs & Credit Spreads Please click here to listen to the show. Continue Reading...


Record Low Interest Rates: Is This Thing Getting Out Of Control?

01 July 2016 at 11:23 am by Gary Gordon

Some New Yorkers may hate me for saying so, but I did not care for Joe Namath. I never liked Mark Gastineau either. I am (and have always been) a devout fan of the New York Giants. And if you love “Big Blue” – if you revere the “New York Football Giants” – there’s a [...] Continue Reading...


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