When Will Emerging Market ETFs Join The “Risk-On” Party?

03 November 2014 at 10:16 am by Gary Gordon

When monetary policy leaders spoke in October, investors listened. Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) member, James Bullard, suggested that his colleagues consider extending the U.S. central bank’s policy of buying bonds. In a similar vein, the European Central Bank (ECB) revived its activity of purchasing assets in its attempt to stimulate the region’s economy. [...] Continue Reading...


November 2, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

02 November 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Real Estate & ETFs, Rate Sensitive ETFs, Bond ETFs, Home Builder ETFs, ETFs & Retirement Savings, ETFs & Taxation, Municipal Bond ETFs, The Trend Pilot ETF   Click here to listen to the show: 11-2-2014 Continue Reading...


Expect Rate Sensitive ETFs To Extend Their Lead Due To Housing Uncertainty

29 October 2014 at 11:42 am by Gary Gordon

I have not been able to sell my house. I have lowered the original asking price ($1,139,000) by more than 5%. I have jacked up the commission for buyer agents. None of it matters – million dollar homes throughout Orange County, California are not receiving a whole lot of offers. Granted, real estate is local. What’s [...] Continue Reading...


Keeping More of Your ETF Capital Gains and Income

27 October 2014 at 2:57 pm by Gary Gordon

According to the Social Security Administration, the average monthly benefit for retired workers of 65 years of age is $1,300 per month, or $15,600 per year. Median family income in the United States is currently $54,000. With roughly 20 percent of people near 65 years old having saved zero for retirement, how can these folks [...] Continue Reading...


October 26, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

26 October 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs at 52-Week Highs, The Fed & ETFs, Low Volatility ETFs, Oil ETFs, ETFs & the Yen Carry Trade, Energy ETFs   Click here to listen to the show: 10-26-2014 Continue Reading...


New 52-Week Highs: Which Stock ETFs Are Shining The Brightest?

24 October 2014 at 8:01 am by Gary Gordon

In spite of a stock market sell-off that nearly set the S&P 500 back 10%, some stock ETFs have already recovered. That’s right. A handful of funds barely trembled during last week’s frightful liquidation. Shortly thereafter, this intrepid group ascended to record heights. Here are the more notable stock ETFs on the latest 52-Week High list. [...] Continue Reading...


Is It Over? 3 ETF Signals You May Use For Confirmation

21 October 2014 at 3:55 pm by Gary Gordon

Is the global economic landscape healing? Far from it. Does that typically signal good things for the U.S. stock market? No… but the U.S. Federal Reserve is extremely likely to keep overnight lending rates near zero for years to come. That discourages saving, yet encourages borrowing for the purposes of consumption and investment. Zero percent [...] Continue Reading...


October 19, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

19 October 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

The Fed & ETFs, Multi Asset Stock Hedging Strategies & ETFs, ETFs and Buy & Hold, Treasury Bond ETFs, Currency ETFs, Active Management Strategies & ETFs   Click here to listen to the show: 10-19-2014 Continue Reading...


Why Did ETFs Become So Popular? Fewer Folks Are Buying The Hold-N-Hope Hype

16 October 2014 at 11:25 am by Gary Gordon

Exactly how long should a buy-n-hold investor “hold?” For example, if you held the Dow Jones Industrials Average from 1916 through 1981, would you have made money in those 65 years? Not from inflation-adjusted price appreciation. Here are the returns: The above-mentioned data represent 65 years of buy-n-hold angst. Granted, naysayers might say that the dates have [...] Continue Reading...


It Is Not Too Late To Hedge Against Stock ETF Risk

13 October 2014 at 1:09 pm by Gary Gordon

Since October of 2011, the US. stock market has not only been resilient, it has repelled more water than Gore-Tex. The pullbacks in 2012, 2013 and the first eight months of 2014 have been unrepentant buying opportunities. The current downpour that began in mid-September, however, has presented bears with more compelling reasons to sell. Market valuations [...] Continue Reading...


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