Is The Bear For Gold-Oriented ETFs Over?

11 March 2014 at 2:19 pm by Gary Gordon

Non-residential construction, home building and manufacturing have been decelerating. Nowhere is this more evident than in the new 52-week lows being set by industrial metals like iPath Copper (JJC) and multi-sector metals investments like PowerShares DB Base Metals (DBB). The latter tracks a rules-based index composed of futures contracts in widely used metals like aluminum, [...] Continue Reading...

An Easy Way To Insure Against A Big Loss With Your ETFs

10 March 2014 at 12:07 pm by Gary Gordon

One of the more noticeable trends in the current U.S. stock bull has been the flip-flopping of the bears. Steven Russolillo at recently profiled a variety of prominent voices who received accolades in the past for extreme pessimism. Yet, even as price gains started to pile up in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, these folks [...] Continue Reading...

March 9, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

09 March 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Economic Data & ETFs, Cyclical vs. Non-Cyclical Stock ETFs, Small-Cap Europe ETFs, ETFs for Geopolitical Conflicts, Energy ETFs, Russia ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 3-9-2014 Continue Reading...

U.S. Stock ETFs Completely Decouple From U.S. Economic Concerns

06 March 2014 at 11:06 am by Gary Gordon

Can we really attribute all of the horrendously weak economic data to icy pavements and polar vortexes? The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) services sector report for February recorded its weakest data point in four years (51.6), posting a percentage decline that is the second worst ever. In the same report, a sub-index on jobs [...] Continue Reading...

Why Certain Energy ETFs Are Better Choices Than Others

04 March 2014 at 1:59 pm by Gary Gordon

Most sector ETFs have hit new year-to-date highs. Some sector investments like SPDR Select Sector Health Care (XLV) are not only blazing a trail in 2014, they’re crushing all-time records. Meanwhile, REIT ETFs like iShares DJ Real Estate (IYR) have shaken off the hangover of 2013’s massive spike in rates and have rallied back to [...] Continue Reading...

3 Lesser-Known ETFs For An Escalating Ukraine Conflict

03 March 2014 at 3:50 pm by Gary Gordon

Russia’s “beef” with Ukraine is leading to a variety of near-term repercussions. The turmoil is producing interest in traditional safer-haven assets like the Japanese yen, U.S. Treasuries as well as gold. It should be noted, however, that these perceived¬†safer holdings have been gaining in price since the year began. Russia’s recent military maneuvering has merely [...] Continue Reading...

March 2, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

02 March 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Gold ETFs, Long-Term Bond ETFs, Currency ETFs, Emerging Market ETFs, Berkshire Hathaway & ETFs, Italy ETFs, ETFs & Europe, Biotech ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 3-2-2014 Continue Reading...

3 High Demand ETFs: Can You Explain The Investor Confidence?

27 February 2014 at 11:38 am by Gary Gordon

Jobless claims have been rising. Earnings growth has been decelerating. Revenue growth has been stalling. And mortgage applications dipped to the lowest level in two decades. Is it possible that we have been placing a little too much faith in the ability of central banks to support asset prices? Granted, there is no reason for gloom or [...] Continue Reading...

5 ETF Indicators Battle The Risk-On Herd

25 February 2014 at 2:57 pm by Gary Gordon

Shares of Gilead, Netflix and Tesla have rocketed to record peaks. The S&P 500 is on track for its best monthly performance since October. And the overwhelming majority of CNBC commentators assure viewers that the bullish case for stocks rests on a solid foundation. While there may not be a compelling reason to abandon broad market [...] Continue Reading...

European ETF Investors Bank On More Monetary Stimulus

24 February 2014 at 1:24 pm by Gary Gordon

On Monday, 2/24, most market commentary centered on U.S. benchmarks rocketing to record highs. Writers have been missing the bigger story. Eurozone consumer prices fell in January at their fastest pace ever. Let me reiterate. For as long as statisticians have been keeping data on eurozone inflation, the pace at which it is dropping is faster [...] Continue Reading...

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