Archive | December, 2012

December 31, 2012 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

Seeking Alpha Interview on ETFs, ETF Investing, ETF Strategies, ETFs for 2013 Click here to listen to the show: 12-31-2012 Continue Reading...


Alternative ETF Strategies For Everyday Portfolios

Seeking Alpha’s Jonathan Liss recently spoke with Gary to find out how he planned to use ETFs – including alternative ETF strategies not frequently found in more typical investor portfolios – to position clients in 2013. Jonathan Liss (JL): How would you describe your investing style/philosophy? Gary Gordon (GG): Information processing is the best way to describe [...] Continue Reading...


Exporter ETFs Unfazed By U.S. Political Drama

The S&P 500 traded in a 20-point range on Thursday, 12/27. And most of that activity was consistent with risk-off, “sell-it-all” fretfulness. What have investors been fretting? What else… the¬†fiscal stand-off. Early on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent broader indexes 1% lower on statements¬†suggesting that a budget deal could not be reached before year-end. Later [...] Continue Reading...


Technology ETFs: They’re Not Just For Capital Appreciation Anymore

In simpler investing times, an investor purchased treasury bonds for their reliable income stream. Today, the only reason to buy iShares 7-10 Year Treasury (IEF) is for the potential that worldwide demand can push yields lower and prices higher. Similarly, there once was a time when dividends in technology stocks were a mere afterthought. You bought Apple (APPL) because it might go [...] Continue Reading...


December 23, 2012 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

Muni Bond ETFs, MLP ETFs & ETNs, Value vs. Growth ETFs, Europe & ETFs, Japan & ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 12-23-2012 Continue Reading...


Stock ETFs That Didn’t Slump On The Failure To Pass “Plan B”

The fiscal cliff steals the financial headlines on a daily basis. Yet, in spite of increasing volatility and year-end uncertainty, the hot topic hasn’t moved the broader market’s needle. Since the 11/6 election more than 6 weeks ago, the S&P 500 SPDR Trust (SPY) has effectively ended in the same place it began. Bears believe this [...] Continue Reading...


A Foreign Stock ETF For A Rapidly Declining Currency

Throughout 2012, I chose ETF assets that offered twice the annual cash flow of what the 10-year U.S. treasury yielded. This meant pursuing capital appreciators and/or yield producers with a 3.0%-4.0% annualized income stream. In the stock world, many client portfolios contained iShares MSCI Australia (EWA), WisdomTree Dividend Ex Financials (DTN), Vanguard High Dividend Yield (VYM) [...] Continue Reading...


Value ETFs Have All Of The Momentum That Growth ETF Investors Crave

Ten short weeks ago, financial journalists celebrated a growth stock renaissance in 2012, applauding the super-sized gains for growth funds and downplaying the performance of value-oriented counterparts. Year-to-date (through 10/1), large-company growth mutual funds had amassed 17.1% whereas large-cap value mutual funds had picked up 14.3%. John Wagoner of USA Today explained that the lag had to [...] Continue Reading...


TBT Over Time

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Taxing The Wealthy Part II: MLP ETFs Experience A “Double Whammy”

Over the last 20+ years, my opinions have aroused emotional reactions from readers and listeners alike. And the forum — national talk radio, podcast, newspaper, magazine, digital ink — has been far less critical than the topics themselves. For example, I was one of a handful of original ETF advocates in the mid-90s when few people [...] Continue Reading...


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