December 20, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

20 December 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & Trend Following, Bear Markets & ETFs, ETFs & Market Breadth, Stock Earnings & ETFs, ETFs & Foreign Markets, Transportation ETFs, Retail ETFs, China ETFs, High Yield Bond ETFs, Small Cap ETFs, Treasury Bond ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 12-20-2015 Continue Reading...

A Stock Market Breather Before a Big-Time Bullish Breakout? Not Bloody Likely

17 December 2015 at 11:50 am by Gary Gordon

It is unsettling to deal with the probability that we are closer to a bearish decline in stocks than a bullish reboot. Investment account values will wane. Household net worth will diminish. And when stock prices near their lowest ebb, the typical investor will decide that buying is impractical. However, if one prepares for inevitable [...] Continue Reading...

Risk Asset Update: Vast Majority Agonize Since The S&P 500’s August Lows

15 December 2015 at 11:33 am by Gary Gordon

Weren’t lower oil prices supposed to act like a “tax cut” for U.S. households? If families spend less at the gas pump, then they will spend more of their dollars at the mall. At least that’s what mainstream media cheerleaders like CNBC’s Jim Cramer have insisted throughout the year. In contrast, the S&P SPDR Retail [...] Continue Reading...

December 13, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

13 December 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & Corporate Credit Spreads, The Yield Curve & ETFs, ETFs & PMI, Retail Sales & ETFs, ETFs & Labor Markets, ETF Allocations, Large-Cap Stock ETFs, Investment Grade Bond ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 12-13-2015 Continue Reading...

5 Must-See Economic Charts Show Why Stocks May Stumble In 2016

10 December 2015 at 3:12 pm by Gary Gordon

Everyone has a guilty pleasure or three. Mine? I am addicted to Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy.” I cannot get enough of outrageously random references on everything from a pizza place’s version of a salad to writers plying their trade at Starbucks. Underneath it all are characters whose comments are outlandish and whose behaviors are impetuous [...] Continue Reading...

What Assets Should You Have In Your Moderate Portfolio?

08 December 2015 at 2:00 pm by Gary Gordon

Ibbotson Associates provides asset allocation guidelines that span the risk spectrum from conservative to aggressive. The moderate portfolio consists of roughly 42% in U.S. Stock, 18% in Non-U.S. Stock, 35% Fixed Income and 5% in Cash. It follows that investors interested in the static Ibbotson model might employ the following ETFs to achieve the model’s [...] Continue Reading...

December 6, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

06 December 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

The Fed & ETFs, ETFs & Unemployment Rates, Consumer Confidence & ETFs, Household Spending & ETFs, ETFs & the Global Economy, Large Cap ETFs, ETF Allocations Click here to listen to the show: 12-6-2015 Continue Reading...

3 Economic Headwinds That Matter More Than You Think

03 December 2015 at 11:44 am by Gary Gordon

Is the U.S. economy on solid footing? Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen seems to think so. In particular, Yellen expressed confidence in household spending as well as job growth during prepared testimony before Congress on Thursday. It is not surprising to see central bank authorities describe current economic circumstances in glowing terms. Later this month, [...] Continue Reading...

Flatter Yield Curve, Narrow Stock Leadership Forewarn Extreme Risk Takers

01 December 2015 at 10:53 am by Gary Gordon

How confident should diversified investors be that U.S. stocks can power ahead without the extraordinary stimulus of quantitative easing (QE) and zero percent interest rate policy (ZIRP)? Not too confident. Stocks that trade on the New York Stock Exchange are down roughly 7.0% from their May highs and down nearly 3.5% since the last QE [...] Continue Reading...

Are The Tailwinds For Stocks Turning Into Tornadoes?

24 November 2015 at 12:17 pm by Gary Gordon

Recently, I was speaking with one of the co-founders of the popular exchange-traded fund web site, ETF Database. He wanted to get my thoughts about the problems with “buy-n-hold.” I did not hesitate to give him an earful. Rather than chronicle my conversation in its entirety, or reiterate my commentary from dozens of previous articles [...] Continue Reading...

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