The Bears On Gold ETFs Are Wrong

11 July 2014 at 10:35 am by Gary Gordon

Most of the top 50 economies in the world have engaged in one form or another of monetary stimulus since the start of 2009. Halfway through 2014, most still endeavor to keep interest rates low to encourage borrowing by consumers and businesses; nearly all of those countries or regions also hope to fuel exports with [...] Continue Reading...

Are M&A ETFs The Logical Choice For The Sharp Decline In Corporate Share Buybacks?

09 July 2014 at 12:16 pm by Gary Gordon

Government debt around the globe is roughly 40% higher than it was just five-and-a-half years ago. In fact, the majority of “top 10″ economies, including the United States, carry untenable debt burdens of more than 100% debt-to-GDP ratios. How dangerous are these circumstances? Well, imagine a family that earns $120,000 per year and carries credit card [...] Continue Reading...

ETFs With Low P/S Ratios May Be The Only Bargains Left

07 July 2014 at 1:45 pm by Gary Gordon

The 30 companies that comprise the Dow Jones Industrials collectively failed to increase sales in 2013. Yet the price of the Dow surged more than 25%. And while that price appreciation for the big-time benchmark may be slowing, the Dow still managed to eclipse 17,000 without generating much in the way of actual revenue growth. Sales [...] Continue Reading...

July 6, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

06 July 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Biotechnology ETFs, Pharmaceutical ETFs, Oil Services ETFs, Semiconductor ETFs, ETFs & Buybacks, International Buyback ETFs   Click here to listen to the show: 7-6-2014 Continue Reading...

Susceptibility 101: ETFs That Are Exceptionally Far From Respective Trendlines

03 July 2014 at 8:56 am by Gary Gordon

Are investors cautiously optimistic? Probably. A little bit greedy? Maybe. Yet I would be hard-pressed to describe the current psychology in terms of euphoria. The most apt descriptor is complacency. Keep in mind, geopolitical tensions are rising in the Middle East, Ukraine and off the coastal waters near China. Not surprisingly, gasoline prices have remained stubbornly [...] Continue Reading...

Buyback ETFs: Hold Off On The U.S. Version, Evaluate The International Adaptation

30 June 2014 at 9:22 am by Gary Gordon

According to a study by LPL Financial, the “smart money” may be exiting equities. Hedge funds, institutions, insiders and foreigners were net sellers of stock in June. The net buyers? Individuals and corporations. The brokerage firm’s chief market strategist, Jeffrey Kleintop, further explained that companies buying back shares of their own stock accounted for most [...] Continue Reading...

June 29, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

29 June 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Utilities ETFs, Consumer Discretionary ETFs, MLPs & ETFs, International Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, GDP & ETFs, Bond ETFs, Emerging Markets ETFs   Click here to listen to the show: 6-29-2014 Continue Reading...

Are Stock ETF Investors Placing Too Much Faith In The Fed?

27 June 2014 at 11:30 am by Gary Gordon

“The contraction in the first quarter is not reflective of the underlying state of the U.S. economy and the subsequent flow of data points to a significant snap-back in the second quarter,” explained the chief economist at Regions Financial. Keep in mind, Richard Moody, like the overwhelming majority of economic pundits, projected rising interest rates [...] Continue Reading...

Seven Investments That Are Beating The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

25 June 2014 at 10:42 am by Gary Gordon

Imagine for a moment that you are not familiar with ticker symbols. Now, let me name seven contenders for your investment dollars — assets that simultaneously diversify your portfolio as well as increase your risk-adjusted performance. Ticker Symbols (Imagine That You Are Unfamiliar With Them) Approx YTD % EDV 19.0% LTPZ 14.4% CLY 11.9% MLN 11.8% BLV 11.7% PCY 10.5% BAB 9.8% SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) 6.5% Cut to the chase, right? [...] Continue Reading...

3 Rate-Sensitive ETF Categories Demonstrate High-Caliber Endurance

23 June 2014 at 11:13 am by Gary Gordon

Many of the word’s most respected economists projected the direction of interest rates at the start of the year. The average assessment? Experts collectively anticipated that the 10-year Treasury bond yield would rise from 3.03% to 3.41% by the end of 2014. I didn’t see it. For one thing, the well-being of real estate in a below-trend [...] Continue Reading...

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