It's been said the only bubbles that Wall Street sees are the bubbles in its champagne glasses.
It appears those words are true because year-end targets for the S&P 500 (SNP:^GSPC) by Wall Street's finest - are shall we dare say - quite bubbly:
Bank of America 2,200
Goldman Sachs... Read More
Prudent investing in a reckless world has become a long-forgotten idea. And the 6-year run-up in U.S. stock prices (NYSEARCA:VOO) has certainly been a contributing factor.
After love, risk might be the most misunderstood and misinterpreted word in the English language. Today, people's perverted... Read More
The almost +2% jump in the S&P 500 (SNP:^GSPC) just three-days before the release of the Federal Reserve's no rate hike decision looks suspicious and so does the heavy call buying volume. And while this type of curious trading activity resembles insider buying right before a big corporate... Read More
Is the risk character of your investments compatible with you? If not, it's a telltale sign that your investment portfolio is seriously flawed.
Frequently, these risk incompatibilities are camouflaged by an uptrending stock market. But when the market reverses and volatility (NYSEARCA:VXX)... Read More
I was recently asked by a reader named M.M. about the benefits of investing in market neutral funds.
Equity market neutral funds hold long/short stock positions and aim to capitalize on investment opportunities in a specific group of stocks while keeping neutral exposure to broader groups of... Read More
Do good performing investments always start out good? The short answer is not necessarily.
As proof, we showed ETFguide's readers a real life example in the June 2015 issue of the ETF Profit Strategy Newsletter. In that issue, we shared an incredible story about a 72-year old investor who... Read More
In case you didn’t get the memo, global stocks are now in correction mode. And the velocity of the rout has been shocking to seasoned financial pros not to mention the investing masses.
For perspective, the three largest U.S. stock benchmarks - the Dow Industrials (NYSEARCA:DIA), Nasdaq-100... Read More
It’s commonly and incorrectly presumed that people with large investment portfolios are smart investors. But as counterintuitive as it may sound, this false presumption is simply not true. How do I know?
Because I’ve analyzed and graded many multi-million dollar investment portfolios ($27... Read More
What's hot and what's not?
The chart below shows that U.S stocks (NYSEARCA:SPY) are still outperforming other asset categories like bonds (NYSEARCA:BND), global real estate (NYSEARCA:RWO), and gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) this year. Stock market fear is contained and the VIX - a popular barometer of... Read More
The extraordinary performance of U.S. stocks over the past six years has been like the 1960s Boston Celtics: Dominant and unbeatable. But is the tide changing?
From 2009 to present the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) has gained almost +135%, while the SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF... Read More