Seeking Alpha’s Jonathan Liss recently spoke with Gary to find out how he planned to use ETFs – including alternative ETF strategies not frequently found in more typical investor portfolios – to position clients in 2013.
Jonathan Liss (JL): How would you describe your investing style/philosophy?
Gary Gordon (GG): Information processing is the best way to describe [...] [...more]
New “52-Week High” ETFs, Income-Generating ETFs, Global Stimulus and ETFs, “Fiscal Cliff” and ETFs, Best ETFs
Click here to listen to the show: 7-15-2012
Throughout the last 10 years, world currencies gained remarkable ground on the U.S. dollar. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago when the cover of The EconomistÂ featured George Washington with his wig on fire; the former president is piloting a “greenback in flames” as it nose-dives towards Earth.
However, the U.S. dollar served as a one-of-a-kind [...] [...more]
U.S. stocks needed every bit of a 4% mega-surge on the last day of the month, just to finish flat for November. The question that some are asking now is –Â volatility ETNs notwithstanding — were there any genuine winners?
Trang Ho of Investors Business Daily chronicled the biggest losers and the biggest gainers. (See the article [...] [...more]
Eurozone Update, Best ETFs, Total Return ETFs, Lower Risk ETFs, Best 2 Year ETFs
Click here to listen to the show: 11-13-2011
If you’re expecting a drastic reduction in market volatility after Europe recapitalizes its banks, you may want to consider the effects of year-end tax loss harvesting. Specifically, even if stock markets turn sharply higher, investors will still ownÂ a number of assets with unrealized losses. It follows that many of those folks may choose to sell [...] [...more]
For an eternity, the Dividend ETF space differed in name only. PowerShares Dividend Achievers (PFM) tracked an index of consistent companies that raised their dividends, as did the S&P SPDR Dividend Aristocrats (SDY). Vanguard High Yield Dividend (VYM)? This didn’t differ markedly from PowerShares High Yield (PEY).
WisdomTree may deserve credit for the most creative vehicles, [...] [...more]
Investors who haveÂ focused primarily on U.S. ETFs and Emerging Market ETFs were in the right place for most of 2010. over the last 6 weeks, however, a wave ofÂ enthusiasm has swept overÂ Global Sector ETFs.
Credit European corporations. In spite of political uncertainty,Â European companies are profitable and their beaten-down shares hacve come back to life. In fact,Â Barron’s [...] [...more]
Economists have been impressed with the comsumer spending on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.Â Similarly, technical anlaysts have been intrigued by theÂ S&P 500’s ability to hold the fort at the 1175 mark.Â Â
WillÂ the retail momentum translate into bigger profitsÂ forÂ Stock ETFs? Can the fast start to December be the catalyst to send Sector ETFs to brand new [...] [...more]
Upon mid-term “election reflection,” President Obama conceded that he may not have done enough for theÂ economy.Â At the same time, the presidentÂ believes strongly in his health care legislation, in spite of polling evidence suggesting thatÂ the legislation itself affected voter decision-making.
With Republicans looking to repeal or severely modify the current law, where do Health Care ETFs stand? [...] [...more]