Media outlets continue pressing the notion that new cash is entering the stock market from the sidelines. And for the most part, this may be an accurate depiction.
Anecdotally, many of my risk-averse money management clients have asked me to move them up from “ultra-conservative” to “moderately conservative.” Similarly, a number of traditional “moderates” are asking [...] [...more]
Japanese stocks have been perennial underachievers. So when I suggested on December 20 that investors might benefit from WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity (DXJ), I was asking certain readers to challenge conventional wisdom. (See “A Foreign Stock ETF For A Rapidly Declining Currency.”)
My thought process on the matter was relatively straight-forward. The incoming prime minister of [...] [...more]
ETF enthusiasts can make profitable investing decisions based upon government/central bank currency manipulation. For example, a little more than a month ago, IÂ wrote “A Foreign Stock ETF for a Rapidly Declining Currency.” In the article, I discussed Shinzo Abe’s determination to devalue the yen substantially through aggressive monetary intervention so that Japanâ€™s exports would be [...] [...more]
Far too frequently, commentators focus on one of two potential outcomes. For example, one writer may explain why riskier assets will navigate the fiscal cliff and rocket substantially higher into the New Year. Meanwhile, another may predict the collapse of market-based investing altogether, with the Dow plummeting 3000 points before Christmas.
Greed and fear. Bull and [...] [...more]