The Markets Know What The Analysts And Economists Don’t

14 September 2015 at 11:38 am by Gary Gordon

The best economists on the planet regularly hamper the investing community. For example, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) acknowledged in December of 2008 that a recession had started one year earlier (December 2007). Unfortunately, by December of 2008, the S&P 500 SPDR Trust (SPY) had already forfeited close to half of its value [...] Continue Reading...

Why You Should Hunt For Value Rather Than Chase Momentum

10 September 2015 at 7:39 pm by Gary Gordon

I raised my daughter in Orange County, California. Beaches, boats, palm trees, friends with fancy cars – life could have been a whole lot more difficult. Spoiled senseless? Not really. She worked three jobs (martial arts assistant instructor, science tutor, husbandry intern at the Dana Point Ocean Institute) while maintaining a 4.4 G.P.A. at her [...] Continue Reading...

September 6, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

06 September 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & Stock Buybacks, The Fed & ETFs, Energy ETFs, Industrials ETFs, Materials ETFs, Large Cap ETFs, ETFs & Recessions Click here to listen to the show: 9-6-2015 Continue Reading...

The Stock Market’s Best Shot? A Fed Promise To Move Slower Than A Three-Toed Sloth

03 September 2015 at 4:05 pm by Gary Gordon

Consumers, as opposed to manufacturers, represent two-thirds of the U.S. economy. Indeed, Americans love to splurge. We buy sneakers, iPhones, home furnishings, real estate, cars, jewelry, concert tickets, and meals at our favorite restaurants. We even buy chew toys for our pets. Many of us, however, do not have enough cash saved up to acquire [...] Continue Reading...

Is A Recession Necessary For The S&P 500 To Fall 20% From All-Time Highs?

01 September 2015 at 5:57 pm by Gary Gordon

Is it possible for a bear market to occur when the U.S. economy is expanding? Certainly. In fact, most bear markets are already well on their way to becoming 20% price declines long before a recession is formerly identified. Consider the most recent bearish retreat (10/07 – 3/09). The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) [...] Continue Reading...

August 30, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

30 August 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & the Market Correction, The Fed & ETFs, China & ETFs, Commodities & ETFs, ETF Strategies for the Current Market, ETFs & Global Economic Contraction Click here to listen to the show: 8-30-2015 Continue Reading...

Are You Selling The Drama Or Buying The Rally?

27 August 2015 at 2:20 pm by Gary Gordon

Mini-crash for equities ignites panic selling? Check. The commodity super-slump, ever-widening credit spreads, corporate sales recession and rapid deterioration in market internals throughout June and July assured a reassessment of risk. The brutality and swiftness of that risk reassessment was less destructive for those who respected the dozens of warning signs and acted proactively. Extremely oversold [...] Continue Reading...

Do Not Blame China For Your Missed Opportunity To Reduce Risk

25 August 2015 at 3:56 pm by Gary Gordon

Some are crediting me with calling the 6-day mini-crash. On the contrary. When I wrote “15 Warning Signs Of A Market Top” on August 18, the intent was to discuss micro-economic (corporate), macro-economic, fundamental and technical reasons for reducing one’s overall allocation to riskier assets. I did not predict the epic fall from grace for [...] Continue Reading...

This Is What Happens When The Fed Tries To Leave ‘QE’

20 August 2015 at 3:52 pm by Gary Gordon

Back on October 29, 2014, the Federal Reserve ended its largest round of quantitative easing (QE3/QE4). The unconventional policy of buying market-based assets with electronically created credits (dollars) first began in late November of 2008. Since that time, $3.75 trillion in stimulus forced interest rates downward and sent stock prices soaring. The S&P 500 moved from [...] Continue Reading...

A Market Top? 15 Warning Signs

18 August 2015 at 3:28 pm by Gary Gordon

Stocks are tumbling in Russia, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Australia and Canada due to economic weakness in China. Meanwhile, the Vanguard Europe ETF (VGK) remains roughly 5.5% off of its May high, as the feel-good effect of $1.3 trillion in European Central Bank stimulus subsides. In truth, risk assets from across the spectrum are fading. Exchange-traded [...] Continue Reading...

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