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...

April 6, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

06 April 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Emerging Market Stock ETFs, Biotech ETFs, Social Media ETFs, ETFs & Relative Strength Index (RSI) Readings, Philippines ETFs, China ETFs, South Korea ETFs, Malaysia ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 4-6-2014 Continue Reading...

Three Asian ETFs With Tremendous Upside Potential

03 April 2014 at 9:55 am by Gary Gordon

Here is something that investors can take to their “to-big-too-fail” banks: Authorities in China will never allow a full-blown credit crisis to decimate the world’s 2nd largest economy. Disappointing manufacturing data, a falling yuan and the country’s first junk bond default have all contributed to perceived investing risks. However, Chinese government officials have learned from [...] Continue Reading...

Smoking Hot Emerging Market ETFs: The Real Thing Or Just Another Head Fake?

01 April 2014 at 3:38 pm by Gary Gordon

In a matter of weeks, funds like Vanguard Emerging Markets (VWO) surged forward by as much as 8.5%. Do investors suddenly believe that Russia, Brazil and China will collectively get their developing economies back on track? Not necessarily. Is the investing community waking up to the 40% price-to-earnings (P/E) discount for shifting capital into emergers [...] Continue Reading...

How To Buy Emerging Market ETFs With Greater Confidence

31 March 2014 at 10:30 am by Gary Gordon

In aggregate, emerging market stocks trade at a 40% price-to-earnings (P/E) discount to developed U.S. stocks. Does that make emergers cheap? Not necessarily. A number of analysts have pointed out that the 10-year P/E of 25 on U.S. equities has only been surpassed at three other moments in history (i.e., 1929, 2000, 2007). It follows [...] Continue Reading...

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