Bond ETFs: Selling the Rumor, Buying The News

15 September 2014 at 2:48 pm by Gary Gordon

The appetite for stock risk is softening, yet few people are talking about it. Take a look at the “Advance-Decline Line” – one of the more popular technical analysis tools for identifying potential trend reversals. It dropped below a short-term moving average (50 SMA) in early August; it is now below the key trendline in [...] Continue Reading...

September 14, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

14 September 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Market Technicals & ETFs, Market Fundamentals & ETFs, ETF Strategies for Pullbacks, Bond ETFs, Domestic vs. Foreign ETFs, Currency Hedged ETFs, ETFs & the Fed   Click here to listen to the show: 9-14-2014 Continue Reading...

Currency Hedged Stock ETFs Can Protect A Diversified Portfolio

11 September 2014 at 11:39 am by Gary Gordon

The U.S. economy has been growing at an annualized pace of roughly 2% since the current expansion began in June of 2009. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first half of 2014 hovered around a paltry 1%. And while many contend that 2nd quarter growth at approximately 4% is signaling better times ahead, members of [...] Continue Reading...

How ETF Investors Can Prepare For A 10% Correction

09 September 2014 at 10:23 am by Gary Gordon

What is the longest period of time that the S&P 500 has traded without a 10% correction? According to Bespoke Investment Group, the record is a blissful 1,127-day run from July 1984 to August 1987. The current rally? 1,069 days. The waters are so calm, in fact, that only 13.3% of respondents to the most [...] Continue Reading...

September 7, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

07 September 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & Employment Numbers, GDP & ETFs, Europe & ETFs, Large Cap Stock ETFs, Small Cap Stock ETFs, Emerging Markets ETFs   Click here to listen to the show: 9-7-2014 Continue Reading...

Choosing Your Domestic and Foreign Stock Allocation

05 September 2014 at 10:44 am by Gary Gordon

There are times when an important statistic simply does not pack a punch. For instance, the percentage of working-aged individuals employed in the labor force sits at 62.8%. This percentage dwells in a 36-year low cellar. Why is it so troubling? The lack of workers adversely affects middle-class consumption capability – the supposed engine that [...] Continue Reading...

Emerging Market ETFs Are Taking Back The World

04 September 2014 at 8:43 am by Gary Gordon

More often than not, if you tell me that an asset is roughly 20% above its long-term trendline, I will tell you that the investment is overbought. I might even explain that a pullback to the 200-day moving average is a necessary prerequisite before buying the asset or, at the very least, an 8%-10% sell-off [...] Continue Reading...

August 31, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

31 August 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & Interest Rates, The Fed & ETFs, Stock Valuations & ETFs, Bond ETFs, ETFs & Employment, Inflation & ETFs   Click here to listen to the show: 8-31-2014 Continue Reading...

Why Overvalued Stock ETFs Still Offer Opportunity

29 August 2014 at 10:06 am by Gary Gordon

Let us recall that every significant economist and every major U.S. investment firm predicted interest rates would climb in 2014. The primary basis for the assessment? U.S. economic growth would accelerate and encourage the Federal Reserve to end ultra-easy monetary measures. Well, now that we’ve seen a so-called acceleration in the second quarter – now [...] Continue Reading...

Profit Margins And ‘Fairly Valued’ U.S. Stock ETFs

27 August 2014 at 2:04 pm by Gary Gordon

Money managers like myself may not discuss it often, but they probably have an “Uh Oh Indicator.” What is it? When certain clients ask why any amount of cash rests in money market accounts – why more of the money is not being committed to the stock benchmark du jour (i.e., NASDAQ in 1999, MSCI [...] Continue Reading...

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