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...

Three Big Time Trends That ETF Investors May Miss

17 March 2014 at 2:30 pm by Gary Gordon

How do stock market benchmarks pop 1% out of the blue? Check your Twitter news feed. Crimea voted to join Russia as everyone anticipated. Industrial production rose more than expected in February. And the second largest e-commerce site in the world, China-based Alibaba, is getting increasingly close to an IPO date. In essence, buying the previous [...] Continue Reading...

March 16, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

16 March 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Emerging Market ETFs, Basic Materials ETFs, Resource-Rich Country ETFs, Precious Metals & Miners ETFs, Bulls vs. Bears & ETFs, Successful Investing Strategies & ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 3-16-2014 Continue Reading...

The Reappearance Of Resources-Rich Country ETFs

13 March 2014 at 11:22 am by Gary Gordon

For the better part of three years, investing in mining companies has been an exercise in extraordinary patience. A significant portion of the poor performance is attributable to the slowdown in emerging market growth. Economic weakness from China to Brazil to India has contributed to plummeting commodity prices and fresh lows for industrial metals. Shares of [...] Continue Reading...

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