Three Asian ETFs With Tremendous Upside Potential

03 April 2014 at 9:55 am by Gary Gordon

Here is something that investors can take to their “to-big-too-fail” banks: Authorities in China will never allow a full-blown credit crisis to decimate the world’s 2nd largest economy. Disappointing manufacturing data, a falling yuan and the country’s first junk bond default have all contributed to perceived investing risks. However, Chinese government officials have learned from [...] Continue Reading...


Smoking Hot Emerging Market ETFs: The Real Thing Or Just Another Head Fake?

01 April 2014 at 3:38 pm by Gary Gordon

In a matter of weeks, funds like Vanguard Emerging Markets (VWO) surged forward by as much as 8.5%. Do investors suddenly believe that Russia, Brazil and China will collectively get their developing economies back on track? Not necessarily. Is the investing community waking up to the 40% price-to-earnings (P/E) discount for shifting capital into emergers [...] Continue Reading...


How To Buy Emerging Market ETFs With Greater Confidence

31 March 2014 at 10:30 am by Gary Gordon

In aggregate, emerging market stocks trade at a 40% price-to-earnings (P/E) discount to developed U.S. stocks. Does that make emergers cheap? Not necessarily. A number of analysts have pointed out that the 10-year P/E of 25 on U.S. equities has only been surpassed at three other moments in history (i.e., 1929, 2000, 2007). It follows [...] Continue Reading...


March 30, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

30 March 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & Consumers, The Yield Curve & ETFs, Treasury Bond ETFs, Macroeconomic Data & ETFs, Muni Bond ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 3-30-2014 Continue Reading...


How Bond ETFs Crushed Stock ETFs In The First Quarter Of 2014

27 March 2014 at 10:14 am by Gary Gordon

Don’t blame weakness in home sales on weather conditions. The National Association of Realtor’s pending home sales index has fallen for eight consecutive months. In fact, you can trace the trouble directly back to when 30-year fixed mortgages pole vaulted from 3.5% to 4.5% in the summer of 2013. The rate-sensitive home-building segment has been able [...] Continue Reading...


Three Reasons Top Earners Should Favor High Yield Muni ETFs

25 March 2014 at 1:51 pm by Gary Gordon

Many fear that rising interest rates will crush income-oriented portfolios. Get over it — that was last year’s news. In fact, the vast majority of high-yielding assets have been the best performers of 2014, including utility stocks, REITs as well as long-dated U.S. Treasuries. Naturally, some investors still wish to hedge against rate risks. What these [...] Continue Reading...


ETF Investors React With Caution To A Weakening Consumer

24 March 2014 at 11:31 am by Gary Gordon

Last week, board members of the Federal Reserve signaled that they may begin hiking overnight lending rates as early as 2015.  A majority of analysts believe that the message is in line with an anticipated acceleration of U.S. economic growth and a more robust expansion. Similarly, economists polled by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) [...] Continue Reading...


March 23, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

23 March 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & Economic Indicators, Treasury Bond ETFs, Growth ETFs, Income ETFs, Commodity ETFs, Dividend Yielding ETFs, Defense ETFs, Healthcare ETFs, Utilities ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 3-23-2014 Continue Reading...


ETF Investing In A Sputtering Economy

20 March 2014 at 2:59 pm by Gary Gordon

Many assume that a stock market’s direction depends on an economy’s well-being. It does not. In fact, a meaningful correlation between stocks and gross domestic product does not exist. Why, then, do the financial media focus so intently on the current state of an economy? Presumably, if consumers and businesses are less capable of purchasing products [...] Continue Reading...


Three Characteristics Of ETFs Near 52-Week Highs

18 March 2014 at 2:48 pm by Gary Gordon

The investing public tends to place a great deal of faith in the forecasts of economists. To be frank, I am not entirely sure why. An overwhelming majority missed the impact that well-documented declines in real estate were having on the economy in 2007. Here in 2014, the latest housing data may be showing cracks as [...] Continue Reading...


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