If you watch violent television shows, are you more likely to kill¬†somebody? Or, are¬†those who have a predisposition towards violence¬†more likely to view blood, guts and gore? (Watching the stock ticker on Thursday, September 22, was about as gory as it gets!)
Too often, the mainstream media endeavor to¬†attribute a¬†rationale for the irrational. For instance, every¬†participant [...] [...more]
Throughout the year, I have pursued higher-yielding income. Energy partnerships, preferred shares, high yield bonds, emerging market bonds — it hasn’t mattered. The¬†corresponding ETFs¬†experienced¬†capital appreciation; meanwhile, the 5%-8%¬†annual yield presented extraordinary value up and above comparable treasuries.
With that said, how can I completely knock U.S. treasury bonds? Or for that matter, how can anyone slam [...] [...more]
According to the Moscow Times, the Russian economy is rebounding, helped by rising commodity prices and a resurgent currency.¬†These factors led to more than $400 hundred million of investment inflows¬†last week alone, far ahead of¬†BRIC peers.
Could this signal a change in the captain of the BRIC ship?¬†See what the charts are saying¬†about Brazil, Russian, India [...] [...more]
If they hadn’t caught your attention before, they’ve probably caught your attention by now.¬†Investors have now poured¬†$1,000,000,000 (yes… with¬†9 zeros) into ETFs. And commission-based mutual fund families are feeling the pinch!
If you are still new to them, you may just be getting acquainted with¬†features such as lower costs, higher tax-efficiency and enhanced liquidity. But¬†do you [...] [...more]
The holidays are a time to share thankfulness with those we care about most. Family, friends, health, happiness… and yes, Exchange-Traded Funds!
Here on Christmas Eve, we look at some trading and cost savings strategies for your ETF portfolio. Also, for those of you still looking for a last minute Christmas treat,¬† give the gift of [...] [...more]
Stock prices, bond prices and commodity prices¬†are all moving in¬†the same direction…. up!!! This has been the case for more than 4 months.
The only falling investment¬†has been the U.S. dollar. Will the dollar devaluation trend continue? How long can all asset classes move in the same direction? If the greenback recovers ground, will it hurt [...] [...more]