Smart beta strategies are being touted as a new dynamic and better way to invest in securities. But are they just small cap and value investing posing as something else?
This holiday season don't get caught up in all the hoopla surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday for your investment decisions. Understanding that Consumer Discretionary shares are very expensive compared to Consumer Staples should help you make a better long term decision.
The prevailing psychology sweeping U.S. investors is that there is no alternative to equities. But based on yield metrics, bonds are the better choice at such lofty equity levels.
Is the financial damage of higher interest rates (bond yields) just getting started? The right side of the trade has been and continues to be short bonds.
Bitcoin is a technological solution and competing digital currencies that are faster, more secure, and easier to use are just ahead.
Being selectively bearish, as opposed to blindly bearish, is how the smart bears make money. And despite a U.S. stock market at all-time highs, being a bear in one particular market has been a hugely profitable trade.