Emerging Market ETFs Ascend A Great Wall Of Worry

11 August 2014 at 11:44 am by Gary Gordon

If the U.S. economy and the global economy were truly in good shape, why is the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) performing so admirably in 2014? If  U.S. economic expansion as well as gross world product were actually succeeding, why is Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury (EDV) the envy of capital appreciation seekers? Lastly, if geopolitical tensions [...] Continue Reading...

August 10, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

10 August 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Treasury Bond ETFs, Fed Policy & ETFs, ETFs & Interest Rates, Small Cap ETFs, Small Cap Europe ETFs, Asia ETFs, The PIG Countries & ETFs   Click here to listen to the show: 8-10-2014 Continue Reading...

5 Days of Fearful Trading Provide ETF Insights

08 August 2014 at 10:26 am by Gary Gordon

Five days cannot tell you much about the future direction of market-based securities or their respective asset classes. They may, however, be able to provide insight into the more pressing issues or lingering worries on the minds of investors. For example, many folks believe that Europe’s sovereign debt crisis effectively ended in 2011 when the head [...] Continue Reading...

Is There A Changing Of The ETF Guard?

06 August 2014 at 11:48 am by Gary Gordon

The headlines have focused on the year-to-date gains for the S&P 500 as well as the relatively minor losses for the Dow Jones Industrials. Simply stated, most investors are more comfortable hearing about the performance of popular benchmarks than the tribulations of the Russell 2000 or Japan’s Nikkei or the S&P Europe 350. On the flip [...] Continue Reading...

Don’t Fight The Fed? Don’t Fight The Treasury Bond ETF Trend

04 August 2014 at 11:52 am by Gary Gordon

Media pundits have attributed recent stock skittishness to geopolitical tension in Eastern Europe, military conflict in the Middle East, a 4.0% initial reading for 2nd quarter GDP growth, a hawkish dissenter in the ranks of the Federal Reserve, a surprisingly strong jump in employment costs, a 10-basis point pop higher in the 10-year yield, deflation [...] Continue Reading...

August 3, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

03 August 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Interest Rates & ETFs, Small Cap vs. Large Cap ETFs, Treasury Bond ETFs, ETFs & Strategies for Increasing Volatility, Asia ETFs, High Yield Bond ETFs   Click here to listen to the show: 8-3-2014 Continue Reading...

Tactical Asset Allocation And The Understanding Of Longer-Term ETF Trends

30 July 2014 at 11:39 am by Gary Gordon

One of the most common expressions in the investment world is that “one day does not a trend make.” Indeed, it would be foolhardy to over-analyze the stock and bond market reaction to the initial estimate of 4% economic growth in the 2nd quarter. What is more instructive in determining the attractiveness of asset classes [...] Continue Reading...

Home Sales Data Incinerate Confidence In Economically Sensitive Stock ETFs

28 July 2014 at 10:25 am by Gary Gordon

My wife and I sold two condominiums near the tail end of 2005. We could not justify owning residences that were 40% more expensive to own than to rent. Simply put, it was time to cash in. Due largely to my comfort with the liquidity of market-based securities, I did not wade back into the real [...] Continue Reading...

July 27, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

27 July 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Hot Sector ETFs in 2014, Cold Sector ETFs in 2014, Bond ETFs, ETFs & Interest Rates, Consumer ETFs, Small & Micro Cap ETFs, Emerging Market ETFs, Large Cap ETFs   Click here to listen to the show: 7-27-2014 Continue Reading...

Emerging Markets Versus U.S. Small Caps: Which Provides Better Reward For The Risk?

23 July 2014 at 3:02 pm by Gary Gordon

Downward revisions to economic growth going forward have little to do with the weather in the first few months of the year. Yet economists are already concluding that gross domestic product (GDP) in the second, third and fourth quarters will be lower than originally anticipated. Similarly, the National Retail Federation (NRF) is blaming the so-called [...] Continue Reading...

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