Japan has now registered two consecutive quarters of economic contraction – a persistent absence of growth that defines most recessions. For worse or for better, the world’s third largest economy will simply commit additional electronic money printing resources to acquire more Japanese stock and bond assets. This activity weakens the yen which, in turn, emboldens [...] [...more]
ETFs & Economic Policy, Japan ETFs, ETFs & the Housing Numbers, Minimum Volatility ETFs, Healthcare ETFs, High-Risk ETFs, Low-Risk ETFs, China¬†ETFs
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MLPs, REIT ETFs, International Bond ETFs, China ETFs, Japan ETFs
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Overseas ETFs, Asian Tech ETFs, Japan ETFs, Southeast Asia ETFs, China ETFs, ETFs & the European Union, U.K. ETFs
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Investors who own individual municipal bonds, real estate investment trusts, corporate bonds and/or preferreds may not see the day-to-day volatility of their holdings. For one thing, individual bond prices may not update regularly on web sites; similarly, those who do not value the liquidity of ETFs are less likely to watch price movement of their [...] [...more]
In recent weeks, stock market volatility has been rising due to uncertainty surrounding whether or not the Federal Reserve would curb its money-printing-for-bond-buying program. Yet this week’s data coupled with comments by Fed officials should have assuaged fears related to the tapering of those bond purchases.
For example, U.S. manufacturing data via the Institute of Supply [...] [...more]
U.S. stocks have been resilient in their response to bad news throughout the year. They may sink at the start of a trading day, but they’ve been able to recover quickly and finish strong.
Consider the most important headlines on Friday, April 12. Consumer confidence unexpectedly dropped to its lowest level in 9 months. Retail sales [...] [...more]
High Yield Corporate Bond ETFs, Europe & ETFs, Winter Storm Impact & ETFs, Japan & ETFs, Currency ETFs
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Muni Bond ETFs, MLP ETFs & ETNs, Value vs. Growth ETFs, Europe & ETFs, Japan & ETFs
Click here to listen to the show: 12-23-2012
The mainstream financial media may have caught a break in 2011. Neither the S&P 500 nor the Dow fell more than 20% from respective highs, meaning that nobody ran with the “Bear Is Back” headline. It follows that the 3/9/2009 lows still represent the start of a bull market uptrend.
Not surprisingly,¬†many have chosen to¬†wistfully¬†recollect the [...] [...more]