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 Economist¬†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 –¬†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 own¬†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 have¬†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 of¬†enthusiasm has swept over¬†Global Sector ETFs.
Credit European corporations. In spite of political uncertainty,¬†European companies are profitable and their beaten-down shares hacve come back to life. In fact,¬†Barron’s [...] [...more]
Economists have been impressed with the comsumer spending on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.¬†Similarly, technical anlaysts have been intrigued by the¬†S&P 500’s ability to hold the fort at the 1175 mark.¬†¬†
Will¬†the retail momentum translate into bigger profits¬†for¬†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 the¬†economy.¬†At the same time, the president¬†believes strongly in his health care legislation, in spite of polling evidence suggesting that¬†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]