Sky High Valuations? Lusterless Economy? It Just Doesn’t Matter!

16 June 2015 at 11:22 am by Gary Gordon

Several years ago, Rolling Stone ranked the 10 best movies by former cast members of Saturday Night Live. Bill Murray barely made the list with Rushmore – an offbeat comedy from the late 90s. I remember thinking that Murray had been cheated in the editorial; he should have received additional nods for Caddyshack, Stripes, Lost [...] Continue Reading...

June 14, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

14 June 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & the Jobs Recovery, Government Spending & ETFs, ETFs & Rising Interest Rates, Cash Allocation & ETFs, Cybersecurity ETFs, Rate Sensitive ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 6-14-2015 Continue Reading...

Rate-Sensitive, Energy-Sensitive Sectors Now Down 10%-Plus

11 June 2015 at 11:32 am by Gary Gordon

Bullish borrowers have increased their margin debt to invest in stocks from $445 billion in January to $507 billion today. And why not? The overall price movement for growth sectors of the stock market remains healthy. Flashy sub-segments like cyber-security and biotech continue to soar. For example, I allocated a small portion of moderately aggressive [...] Continue Reading...

‘Taper Tantrum’ Round 2? It’s More Serious For Stocks This Time Around

09 June 2015 at 12:05 pm by Gary Gordon

By definition, a recovery is the regaining of something lost. Homeowners have partially (and in some instances, entirely) recovered the equity in their property since the start of the Great Recession. Similarly, market-based securities investors have regained their capital and even accumulated additional paper wealth. The jobs recovery is a bit more challenging to quantify. For [...] Continue Reading...

June 7, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

07 June 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

ETFs & the Economy, Greece ETFs, ETFs and the Fed & Interest Rates, ETFs & Europe Click here to listen to the show: 6-7-2015 Continue Reading...

Why Greece Still Matters To Financial Markets

04 June 2015 at 2:44 pm by Gary Gordon

In recent commentary, I suggested that the inability for Greece to repay its debts can still have an adverse impact on stocks. Not everyone agrees with my assessment. Most in the media maintain that the euro-zone has already inoculated itself from the threat of a “Grexit.” Similarly, anonymous comments underneath my previous article(s) jokingly refer [...] Continue Reading...

Tactical Asset Allocation Changes? Track the Exchange’s A/D Line

02 June 2015 at 2:37 pm by Gary Gordon

I listen to sports talk radio in the morning for entertainment. Today, a popular broadcaster went off script to chat about the ridiculous nature of political correctness, surmising that Americans obsess over social issues when they have few concerns about the economy. He went so far as to describe the economic environment as exceptional, after [...] Continue Reading...

May 31, 2015 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

31 May 2015 at 8:00 am by Staff

Central Banks & ETFs, ETFs & the US Dollar, Transportation ETFs, Treasury Bond ETFs, Currency ETFs, ETFs & Europe, Interest Rates & ETFs   Click here to listen to the show: 5-31-2015 Continue Reading...

Is It Too Early To Think About 2016?

28 May 2015 at 10:49 am by Gary Gordon

The average economic expansion since the 1940s is roughly five years. The current recovery? We are now at the six year mark. Yet there’s a problem with the current environment that few are willing to talk about; that is, historically, the Federal Reserve raises overnight lending rates to slow economic growth and suppress inflationary tensions. [...] Continue Reading...

3 Reasons June Gloom Is Already Hitting The Markets

26 May 2015 at 10:29 am by Gary Gordon

The theme of maintaining a sunny disposition in spite of genuine concerns has always been prevalent in music. Bobby McFerrin told people not to fear cash flow troubles or paying the rent late in his 80’s chart-topper “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Similarly, an animated meerkat from 1994’s The Lion King sang about ignoring one’s worries [...] Continue Reading...

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