Sector ETFs In 2014 And 2007: The Inconvenient Comparison Feels Like A Bone In The Throat

21 July 2014 at 11:51 am by Gary Gordon

The S&P 500 has served up a 7%-plus return through the first six-and-a-half months of the year. That’s remarkably impressive when one considers the depth of geopolitical conflict, the implication of structural under-employment, the October end of quantitative easing (QE3) and the strong possibility of a significant change to the legislative branch this November. Naturally, some [...] Continue Reading...

July 20, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

20 July 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Real Estate & ETFs, ETFs & Stock Valuations, Small Cap ETFs, Micro Cap ETFs, Foreign ETFs, Low Volatility ETFs, Asian ETFs, Fixed Income ETFs   Click here to listen to the show: 7-20-2014 Continue Reading...

Is A Little “Bubble Paranoia” Good For Your ETF Portfolio?

18 July 2014 at 11:26 am by Gary Gordon

Authors Lu Wang and Joseph Ciolli at Bloomberg described the fear of U.S. stocks falling as “bubble paranoia.” Yet, if fundamental and technical indicators both suggest that U.S. stock assets are extremely overvalued, is the maladjustment with some investors or with the markets themselves? The above-mentioned writers explained that U.S. Federal Reserve members believe asset prices [...] Continue Reading...

Why U.S. Small Company ETFs Are Losing Their Way

16 July 2014 at 1:47 pm by Gary Gordon

There has been a great deal of talk about the housing recovery. Sales of existing homes steadily rose between mid-2011 and mid-2013 on the back of a weak U.S. dollar and an increase in the money supply. Indeed, Federal Reserve monetary policy had stimulated demand for U.S. stocks as well as U.S. real estate. Yet [...] Continue Reading...

Value Versus Momentum: What Should You Buy For Your ETF Portfolio

14 July 2014 at 3:36 pm by Gary Gordon

In a world of high-frequency trading, central bank rate manipulation and cross-border fund flows, fundamental value often gets pushed to the back burner. Without question, U.S. stocks are very expensive — inordinately overpriced. Nevertheless, most will opt to continue placing their faith and their hard-earned dollars in what they know. Can one pursue reasonably priced equities [...] Continue Reading...

July 13, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

13 July 2014 at 9:47 am by Staff

Stock Buybacks & ETFs, ETFs with Low Price-to-Sales Ratios, ETFs and Mergers & Acquisitions, Small Cap ETFs, Large Cap ETFs, Gold ETFs, Gold Miners ETFs   Click here to listen to the show: 7-13-2014 Continue Reading...

The Bears On Gold ETFs Are Wrong

11 July 2014 at 10:35 am by Gary Gordon

Most of the top 50 economies in the world have engaged in one form or another of monetary stimulus since the start of 2009. Halfway through 2014, most still endeavor to keep interest rates low to encourage borrowing by consumers and businesses; nearly all of those countries or regions also hope to fuel exports with [...] Continue Reading...

Are M&A ETFs The Logical Choice For The Sharp Decline In Corporate Share Buybacks?

09 July 2014 at 12:16 pm by Gary Gordon

Government debt around the globe is roughly 40% higher than it was just five-and-a-half years ago. In fact, the majority of “top 10″ economies, including the United States, carry untenable debt burdens of more than 100% debt-to-GDP ratios. How dangerous are these circumstances? Well, imagine a family that earns $120,000 per year and carries credit card [...] Continue Reading...

ETFs With Low P/S Ratios May Be The Only Bargains Left

07 July 2014 at 1:45 pm by Gary Gordon

The 30 companies that comprise the Dow Jones Industrials collectively failed to increase sales in 2013. Yet the price of the Dow surged more than 25%. And while that price appreciation for the big-time benchmark may be slowing, the Dow still managed to eclipse 17,000 without generating much in the way of actual revenue growth. Sales [...] Continue Reading...

July 6, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

06 July 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Biotechnology ETFs, Pharmaceutical ETFs, Oil Services ETFs, Semiconductor ETFs, ETFs & Buybacks, International Buyback ETFs   Click here to listen to the show: 7-6-2014 Continue Reading...

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