Are You Considering “Sell In May, Go Away?”

05 May 2016 at 10:56 am by Gary Gordon

One of the signs that a stock market may be transitioning from a bull to a bear? Participants dismiss exorbitant valuations, cast aside disturbing shifts in technical trends, disregard economic stagnation and scoff at historical comparisons. For instance, it has been 352 days since the Dow Jones Industrials Average registered an all-time record high in [...] Continue Reading...


Do You Have Rally Envy Or Bear Market Anxiety?

03 May 2016 at 1:55 pm by Gary Gordon

For those who have paid attention, the last actual bond purchase by the Federal Reserve occurred on December 18, 2014. Why does the date matter? For one thing, research demonstrated that the expansion and manipulation of the Fed’s balance sheet (i.e., QE1, QE2, Operation Twist, QE3) corresponded to 93% of the current bull market’s gains. [...] Continue Reading...


May 1, 2016 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

01 May 2016 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & Corporate Buybacks, High Quality Stock ETFs, Current ETF Allocations, Investment Grade Bond ETFs, ETFs & Facebook, Margin Debt & ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 5-1-2016 Continue Reading...


Bearish on Facebook (FB)? You Must Be Out Of Your Mind

28 April 2016 at 2:49 pm by Gary Gordon

For a number of real estate speculators, financial leverage is a path to riches. Why buy one property with $500,000 when you can buy five properties with $100,000 down on each? After all, the $2,000,000 in mortgage obligations are little more than a nuisance, particularly when the inflation-adjusted cost of borrowing is free. And the [...] Continue Reading...


The Stock Buyback Conundrum: Will Companies Keep It Up Much Longer?

26 April 2016 at 2:30 pm by Gary Gordon

Some facts are more interesting than others. For example, Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist and perma-bull at Charles Schwab, recently acknowledged that “…there has not been a dollar added to the U.S. stock market since the end of the financial crisis by retail investors and pension funds.” Let the reality sink in for a moment. “Mom-n-pop” investors [...] Continue Reading...


April 24, 2016 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

24 April 2016 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & S&P 500 Earnings, Growth Expectations & ETFs, ETFs & Credit Spreads, Corporate Stock Buybacks & Corporate Debt, Small Cap ETFs, Global ETFs, Junk Bond ETFs, Gold ETFs, Currency ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 4-24-2016 Continue Reading...


Why Should Stock Investors Pay 2016 Prices For 2012 Profits?

21 April 2016 at 3:12 pm by Gary Gordon

Since the S&P 500 logged an all-time record (2130.82) 11 months ago, there have been two violent price sell-offs of more than 10%. On both occasions, the popular index rallied back to recapture the 2100 mark. Yet the unknowable question still remains; that is, will the bull market demonstrate its durability by notching a new [...] Continue Reading...


Lack of Earnings Quality and Debt Downgrades Limit S&P 500’s Upside

19 April 2016 at 11:14 am by Gary Gordon

Four in a row. That’s how many consecutive 3-point baskets Andre Iguodala scored against the Houston Rockets in last night’s playoff game. There has also been a “4 for 4″ in the financial markets. One after another, major banks have lowered their year-end targets for the S&P 500. Most recently, the global equity team at HSBC [...] Continue Reading...


April 17, 2016 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

17 April 2016 at 8:00 am by Staff

Bond ETFs vs. Stock ETFs, ETFs & Stock Valuations, Retail ETFs, Corporate Sales & ETFs, Corporate Revenues & ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 4-17-2016 Continue Reading...


Should Investors Take Notice When Reward Prospects Diminish?

15 April 2016 at 11:40 am by Gary Gordon

The world’s central banks devise conventional and unconventional ways to depress interest rates. The impact? Consumers purchase goods and services on credit with favorable financing terms. Corporations issue low-yielding debt in order to buy back shares of their own stock. And governments issue low-yielding treasuries to continue spending far more than they generate in tax [...] Continue Reading...


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