Why Aren’t Businesses Investing In Their Futures?

24 August 2016 at 12:01 pm by Gary Gordon

The last three times that private businesses cut back on fixed asset expenditures – plants, trucks, tools, software, hardware, equipment, office buildings and other capital goods – the country slipped into recession. Is this time different? Or does company reluctance to buy machinery, commercial real estate and electrical appliances signify that economic contraction is around [...] Continue Reading...

August 21, 2016 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

21 August 2016 at 8:00 am by Staff

Investment Grade Bond ETFs, ETFs & Central Bank Policy, US Treasury Bond ETFs, ETFs & Stock Valuations, Gold ETFs Please click here to listen to the show. Continue Reading...

Quantitative Failure: Is The Faith In Central Bank Omnipotence Fading?

19 August 2016 at 10:49 am by Gary Gordon

What do investors in “high quality” bonds worry about the most? The folks and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research wanted to know. It turns out, investors are increasingly concerned about the bursting of a bubble in credit. It may not be surprising that nearly one-third of high-grade credit respondents are troubled by the [...] Continue Reading...

The Mad Scramble For Yield Ignores A Real Risk Of Financial Loss

17 August 2016 at 2:15 pm by Gary Gordon

Is debt inherently bad? Probably not. After all, most homeowners require a mortgage to afford the “American dream.” Indeed, most folks believe that financing real estate is a venerable wealth-building endeavor. They trust property appreciation more than they trust market-based securities like stocks. Bear in mind, low mortgage rates in the 5.5%-6.5% range coupled with [...] Continue Reading...

August 15, 2016 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

15 August 2016 at 2:46 pm by Staff

Hedge Fund ETFs, ETFs & Debt, The Fed & ETFs, ETF Allocations, Large Cap Stock ETFs, Investment Grade Bond ETFs Please click here to listen to the show. Continue Reading...

Buy Or Sell Tesla (TSLA)? Tell Me What The “Feds” Are Going To Do

12 August 2016 at 10:40 am by Gary Gordon

A client recently asked me for an opinion on Tesla (TSLA). I snickered. Not because I had a negative outlook on the electric vehicle manufacturer. Nor did I laugh because I doubted Elon Musk’s ability to lead. Did I chuckle because auto demand might be peaking? No, that wasn’t it. Or because low gasoline prices [...] Continue Reading...

Do Celebrated Fund Managers Know More About the Credit Balloon Than You Know?

09 August 2016 at 10:46 am by Gary Gordon

There was a time when hedge funds may have offered something unique in the way of performance. You may have been able to make a case for them alongside a mix of stocks and intermediate-term treasury bonds. Over the last three years, however, hedge funds have been downright abysmal. Consider the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Index ETF (QAI). It [...] Continue Reading...

August 7, 2016 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

07 August 2016 at 8:00 am by Staff

Financial ETFs, Europe ETFs, ETFs & Central Bank Stimulus, Interest Rates & ETFs, Stock Valuations & ETFs, US Treasury Bond ETFs, ETFs & Bear Markets Please click here to listen to the show. Continue Reading...

How Should You Address The Existing Risk Of Disastrous Loss In The Market?

03 August 2016 at 12:01 pm by Gary Gordon

The previous decade’s financial crisis did not begin in earnest until 2008. Bear Stearns. Lehman Brothers. AIG. And yet, the warning signs had appeared long beforehand. Real estate sales had turned negative on a year-over-year basis in 2006, even as prices kept climbing. Meanwhile, SPDR Select Sector Financials (XLF) logged -21% in 2007, even as [...] Continue Reading...

July 31, 2016 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

31 July 2016 at 8:00 am by Staff

Japan ETFs, ETFs & GDP, Stock vs. Bond ETFs, ETFs & Credit Trends, Margin Debt & ETFs, ETFs & Stock Valuations, Safe Haven ETFs, Gold ETFs, Treasury Bond ETFs, Utilities ETFs, Global Recession & ETFs Please click here to listen to the show. Continue Reading...

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