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, IĀ 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 Japanās exports would be [...] [...more]
The motion picture, “Contagion,” tracks the movement of a lethalĀ virus that kills millions in a matter of days. Will the worldwide community come up with a cure? Or will theĀ pandemicĀ spread, annihilating every creatureĀ in its path?
I don’t know the answer… I haven’t seen the movie. In fact, I don’t even plan to see theĀ film because I [...] [...more]
Oil has beenĀ stealing the mainstream media headlines. And quite frankly,Ā the Libya-inspired surge inĀ crude should be the lead story.
However, there’s a far more intriguing “back-pager” that investors need to know about. The Swiss franc hit an all-time high against the U.S. dollar on Thursday. Note: You may want to look at the trend forĀ Currency Shares Swiss [...] [...more]