Three Big Time Trends That ETF Investors May Miss

17 March 2014 at 2:30 pm by Gary Gordon

How do stock market benchmarks pop 1% out of the blue? Check your Twitter news feed. Crimea voted to join Russia as everyone anticipated. Industrial production rose more than expected in February. And the second largest e-commerce site in the world, China-based Alibaba, is getting increasingly close to an IPO date. In essence, buying the previous [...] Continue Reading...

March 16, 2014 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

16 March 2014 at 8:00 am by Staff

Emerging Market ETFs, Basic Materials ETFs, Resource-Rich Country ETFs, Precious Metals & Miners ETFs, Bulls vs. Bears & ETFs, Successful Investing Strategies & ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 3-16-2014 Continue Reading...

The Reappearance Of Resources-Rich Country ETFs

13 March 2014 at 11:22 am by Gary Gordon

For the better part of three years, investing in mining companies has been an exercise in extraordinary patience. A significant portion of the poor performance is attributable to the slowdown in emerging market growth. Economic weakness from China to Brazil to India has contributed to plummeting commodity prices and fresh lows for industrial metals. Shares of [...] Continue Reading...

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...

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