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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...


Relative Safety: ETFs That Are Standing Up To The Selling Pressure

Two weeks ago, I talked about reducing risk by leaning toward revenue beaters. Today, with a meager 37% of corporations surpassing expected sales targets, investors appear nervous about the possibility that companies will lose their footing on “Revenue Mountain.” Disappointing earnings reports, year-over-year revenue declines and uninspiring growth projections are not the only reasons for the [...] Continue Reading...


QE3 Continues To Rev Up Emerging Market Corporate Bonds And Currencies

In the steamy September days (9/13-9-14) of central bank euphoria, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the Fed would immediately begin purchasing $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities each month. What’s more, the chairman did not include an end date for the quantitative easing program known as “QE3.” Bernanke’s summertime bazooka sent S&P 500 stocks skyward, [...] Continue Reading...


ETFs That Have Defied The Guidance Of Well-Known Critics

Hedge fund guru, Jim Chanos, has been telling investors to avoid China like the plague. And he’s been slamming the world’s second largest economy for many years. In May, Chanos described China as being in the midst of an epic property bubble. Fair enough… Chanos sees parallels between the U.S. meltdown and China’s “ghost towns.” Yet [...] Continue Reading...


Emerging Market ETFs Love The Smell Of China Stimulus

Developed markets have been¬†weighing the perceived positives¬†in Greek exit polls¬†against the perceived negatives in Spanish bank bailouts. In contrast,¬†emerging markets seem less concerned with¬†the European drama; the “emergers” are¬†focused¬†squarely upon China. Need proof? Consider¬†the¬†post-holiday headlines for Tuesday, May 29. The euro slid¬†to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar in more than two years. A prominent [...] Continue Reading...


Three ETFs With Momentum That You Probably Don’t Know Exist

There are a variety of ways to¬†interpret stock market volatility. A rising¬†CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) often typifies¬†greater¬†fear on the part of “options” investors such that they require¬†protection against a monstrous sell-off.¬†A widening of the¬†daily trading range on a popular benchmark may also be indicative of explosive moves to the downside¬†or upside. Moreover,¬†upward revisions to the [...] Continue Reading...


5 Influential ETFs Hold Back U.S. And International Stocks

There are roughly 1400 exchange-traded vehicles on the U.S. exchanges. And yet, only a small fraction of them (about 5%) can lay claim to $1 billion in assets under management. These 70-75 influencers often explain the direction of stock, bond, currency and commodity markets. In fact, there have been times when a single asset defines the entire investing landscape. For example, PowerShares DB [...] Continue Reading...


Bearishness In Energy and Materials Suggests A Shift Toward High Income ETFs

The Dow and the S&P 500 may have experienced the worst 2-week losses since November. Still, is it really time to panic? When one considers the reality that the major averages are less than -4% from multi-year highs, abandoning stock assets seems a bit premature. That said, you may want to avoid certain investments. For example, [...] Continue Reading...


Emerging Market ETFs: Price Ratios And The Reflation Trade’s Revival

Back in 2009, a flood of easy money worldwide sparked super-sized gains for the emerging markets… more so than their¬†developed world counterparts. Granted, stock assets for industrialized and developing regions¬†were both remarkable. Yet¬†the best investment profits involved commodities, materials and¬†rapid-fire economies¬†with the most “stuff.” By¬†mid-2010, the industrializing world found itself¬†tightening fiscal and monetary policies to¬†curtail runaway [...] Continue Reading...


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