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When Exchange-Traded Investments Recover

Should you buy when there is blood in the streets? While the prospect of buying low may sound great, a beaten-up asset can always get battered some more. There’s no certainty when it comes to recognizing precisely when the bludgeoning will stop or when the knife will hit the floor. There are times, however, when enough [...] Continue Reading...


3 ETF Trends That Might Shock The “Risk-On” Mindset

How long did investors fret the possible combination of employment weakness and the U.S. Federal Reserve staying the course of incremental tapering? One day. On Tuesday (1/14/2014), dip buyers gobbled up riskier assets and short-sellers covered their backsides as soon as a better-than expected retail sales report alleviated concerns. A perusal of month-over-month data revealed remarkable [...] Continue Reading...


Low P/E ETFs Become Less Risky When They Boast Technical Uptrends

Many value-oriented stock pickers do not see a self-sustaining U.S. economy and they continue to play “Taps” on their trumpets. Commonly cited warning signs include: (1) The 10-year annualized price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of U.S. stocks is above 25, (2) In absolute dollar terms, the amount of borrowed money (i.e. margin debt) in the stock market [...] Continue Reading...


3 ETFs That Will Benefit From Capital Shifting Abroad

There’s not much question that the U.S. stock market is — in a traditional sense — overvalued. The S&P 500 currently flashes a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio that is 20% higher than its historical average over a trailing 12-month period. Similarly, its price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.6 is, conservatively speaking, 25% greater than a more typical [...] Continue Reading...


3 New Year’s Resolutions An ETF Investor Can Keep

The first Monday after the New Year’s celebration is unofficially known as, “Blue Monday.” Apparently, media outlets are crediting a United Kingdom purveyor of protein drinks with coming up with a name for the most depressing day of the year. Granted, it may sound as though I am making this up or perhaps pulling it [...] Continue Reading...


Positioning Your ETF Portfolio For 2014

Seeking Alpha’s Abby Carmel and Jonathan Liss recently spoke with Gary to find out how he selects specific ETFs and plans to use them to position clients in 2014. SA Editors (SA): How would you describe your investing style/philosophy? Gary Gordon (GG): Information processing is the best way to describe the way that I invest. I gather [...] Continue Reading...


3 ETFs To Consider For Reasons Other Than Ultra-Low Interest Rates

I have met David Kotok, chief investment officer at Cumberland Advisors, at several conferences in which we have both been speakers. He is intelligent, amiable and approachable. Recently, I read an article by Mr. Kotok on whether or not Federal Reserve tapering constituted tightening. He suggested that it may not be. He also maintained that Cumberland [...] Continue Reading...


President Xi Boosts China Stock ETFs, Defying Housing Bubble Critics

Scores of personalities have gone on the record, insisting that China will be the epicenter for the next housing collapse. Most of those analysts have never lived in Hong Kong, Taiwan or China; I spent four years in the region. Nevertheless,others have continued to highlight “ghost towns” and “unsustainable” property prices as a means to [...] Continue Reading...


Risk-On Investing? International ETFs May Be More Profitable

The S&P 500 has not experienced a 10% correction since October 3, 2011. That’s a heck of run without a reality check. Yet, according to the researchers at Bespoke Investment Group, 515 trading sessions without a serious sell-off is not unprecedented. The S&P 500 rocketed ahead throughout the 90s (10/90-10/97) as well as in the 2000s [...] Continue Reading...


China ETFs Quietly Becoming Go-To Performers

The United States government is in the process of debating both a budget as well as a debt ceiling increase. Neither Republicans in the House of Representatives nor the president himself appears eager to pursue a “grand bargain” or a “mini bargain.” Meanwhile, Angela Merkel may have won a resounding victory in Germany’s recent election, [...] Continue Reading...


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