November 1, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

01 November 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

Index ETFs, Small-Cap ETFs, High Yield Bond ETFs, Emerging Markets ETFs, Commodities ETFs, ETFs & GDP, Global Central Banks & ETFs, Low Volatility ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 11-1-2015 Continue Reading...

Investing Alongside The Purveyors Of False Hope

29 October 2015 at 11:54 am by Gary Gordon

Say what you want about Bill Gross. He’s arrogant. He’s petty. He didn’t give his colleague El-Arian enough credit. He destroyed PIMCO Total Return (PTTDX) and now he is dragging down the bond funds at Janus. What kind of bond king is that? From my vantage point, however, the rush to discredit Gross has its [...] Continue Reading...

Our Current Asset Allocation For Moderate Growth and Income Clients

27 October 2015 at 10:56 am by Gary Gordon

There were few investment professionals who believed in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) back in 1993. In fact, you could count the early adopters on your keyboard-using fingers. For example, my friend and money manager Tom Lydon used ETFs before he created ETF Trends. Dave Fry gathered a following at ETF Digest. And “yours truly?” I regularly [...] Continue Reading...

October 25, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

25 October 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

Yield Spreads & ETFs, ETFs & Risk Aversion, Central Banks & ETFs, ETFs & Quantitative Easing, Mid-Cap Value ETFs, Technology ETFs, Consumer Staples ETFs, REIT ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 10-25-2015 Continue Reading...

Singer Meghan Trainor Knows, It’s All About That Central Bank Stimulus

22 October 2015 at 11:16 am by Gary Gordon

Nearly one-third of S&P 500 corporations have reported earnings and revenue from the third quarter. With 147 companies chiming in, profits are down -0.6% and sales are down -2.7% from a year earlier. One might have thought that several quarters of contraction in earnings and revenue (a.k.a. an “earnings recession” and a “revenue recession”) might [...] Continue Reading...

Tepid Appetite For Risk Implies That Investors Are Still Haunted By Potential Loss

20 October 2015 at 11:57 am by Gary Gordon

Is the worst behind us? Maybe. Yet the appetite for risk is decidedly less vibrant than before the August-September meltdown. (Review Market Top? 15 Warning Signs.) Consider high-quality bonds as represented by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch US Corporate A Option-Adjusted Spread. The yield spread between A-rated companies and comparable U.S. treasuries typically falls during [...] Continue Reading...

October 18, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

18 October 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & Margin Debt, Economic Health & ETFs, ETFs & Debt Levels, Stock Buyback ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 10-18-2015 Continue Reading...

The Importance Of Emphasizing Quality and Financial Health In Your Stock Holdings

15 October 2015 at 11:50 am by Gary Gordon

According to a recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey, a majority of stock fund managers want corporations to improve their financial health as opposed to rewarding shareholders through buybacks and dividends. That has not happened since the earliest stages of the economic recovery. Why are asset managers, myself included, expressing concern about what companies [...] Continue Reading...

What Deleveraging May Mean For Netflix And Many Of Your Favorite Stocks

13 October 2015 at 9:52 am by Gary Gordon

You know those annoying notifications that chime on your cell phone in the middle of the work day? The ones that sound off to let you know when Kim Kardashian’s daughter sits on a commode? Or when Donald Trump insults a member of the media? I get far too many of those. I’ve tried playing with the [...] Continue Reading...

October 11, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

11 October 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & Treasury Bill Yields, The Fed & ETFs, Industrials ETFs, ETFs & Monetary Policy, Corporate Bond ETFs, Treasury Bond ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 10-11-2015 Continue Reading...

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