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Waiting On A Market Correction? Watch These 3 ETFs Closely

Bullish commentators have been busy admonishing those who might be cautious. Their reasoning? Long-term investors should focus on the signs that point to stable economic growth in the U.S., a recovery in China as well as unwavering stimulus by the Federal Reserve. Besides, with Treasuries offering more risk than reward, where else are you going [...] Continue Reading...


ETFs That May Get A Lift From Snowstorm Nemo

Investing in stock assets when the S&P 500 is hitting fresh highs can be as dangerous as driving on a yet-to-be-plowed stretch of highway. You may get to your destination without a hitch. Then again, you might spin out of control and crash. At present, both the Eurozone’s ongoing recession and “Snowmageddon” on the East Coast [...] Continue Reading...


3 ETFs For The Bulls, 3 ETFs For The Bears

Las Vegas odds-makers believe that the San Francisco 49ers will beat the Baltimore Ravens to win Superbowl XLVII this Sunday, February 3. That’s what is implied by a 4-point spread. In contrast, if the professionals did not feel that the 49ers had a definitive edge, there would neither be a spread nor a so-called “favorite.” And [...] Continue Reading...


What The New 52-Week Lows In iShares MSCI Spain (EWP) Tell Us

On Tuesday, 5/1/2012, CNBC trumpeted the Dow’s highest close since December of 2007.¬†On Wednesday, the media giant celebrated the¬†price-weighted index’s ability to shrug off weaker-than-anticipated employment data in the United States. There are reasons to be pleased with the progress of U.S. stocks in 2012.¬†My clients continue to benefit from¬†exposure to risk assets like Vanguard High [...] Continue Reading...


Bets On Bond ETFs In Spite Of Manufacturing “Renaissance”

Doug Kass, prominent helmsman at Seabreeze Partners and frequent commentator at CNBC, embraces social media. In fact, Mr. Kass tweets roughly 8-10 times throughout the day. Yesterday (4/30), Mr. Kass tweeted that his largest investment was short bonds, and he listed Inverse Bond ETFs like ProShares UltraShort 20+ Treasury (TBT) and ProShares Short 20+ Treasury (TBF). This morning (5/1), [...] Continue Reading...


Power Struggle In France Increases The Desirability Of Income ETFs

Last year, world equity markets obsessed over the movement of sovereign debt yields in Portugal and Greece. Here in 2012, Spanish and Italian bond yields have risen enough to scare investors back into the perceived safety of U.S. treasuries. In fact, iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund (IEF) is near 52-week highs. Unfortunately, concerns about the 3rd and 4th [...] Continue Reading...


Relatively Tight Credit In Europe Still Weighing On Overseas ETFs

It’s a funny thing managing money for families, small businesses and high net worth individuals. One minute, you can be helping them overcome the terror of a 5% portfolio¬†pullback in a world that appears bent on self-destruction. (”OMG… Greece is going to default…war is going to erupt in the Middle East!”) The next minute, you [...] Continue Reading...


Should You Short Euro ETFs, International Treasury Bond ETFs?

There are many times when it makes sense to choose an unconventional investing path. For example,¬†last year,¬†scores¬†of prominent voices¬†insisted that interest rates¬†would rise. “Bond King” Bill¬†Gross denounced U.S. government debt.¬†Heck, S&P even downgraded it.¬†And yet, investors¬†who gobbled up¬†U.S. Treasury bonds benefited from¬†the “contrary-to-public-opinion”¬†upside. The reasons¬†for the unanticipated direction of yields are well-documented (e.g., expansion of the [...] Continue Reading...


ETF Traders Are Welcome, While ETF Investors Need To Wait

If you watch violent television shows, are you more likely to kill somebody? Or, are those who have a predisposition towards violence more likely to view blood, guts and gore? (Watching the stock ticker on Thursday, September 22, was about as gory as it gets!) Too often, the mainstream media endeavor to attribute a rationale for the irrational. For instance, every participant [...] Continue Reading...


These 3 ETPs Can Tell You When To Bring Cash Off The Sidelines

Hurry! Hurry! Place your bets on the chances of another recession — 25%, 33%, 50%, 66%, 100%! How gloomy are some folks? Perma-bear David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff & Associates¬†believes that a recession¬†is¬†a near certainty (99%),¬†citing the weakness of the consumer and the double-dip in housing. Meanwhile, John Hussman,¬†long-short billion dollar fund manager, expresses 100% certainty¬†in [...] Continue Reading...


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