It’s that time of year again. You know, the wonderful season when Wall Street’s strategists crawl out of their crevices to make predictions about the year ahead. What are they prophesying for 2015? Wall Street foresees grave danger and disaster in the bond market.
(Audio) Is the Bottom in... Read More
Never mind how the U.S. stock market is posting modest year-to-date losses close to 2%. Momentum stocks are up and so is risk taking.
A comparison of the iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (NYSEARCA:MTUM) - a good proxy for the risk appetite of bullishly trending stocks - versus the... Read More
What does the optimal investment portfolio look like? Is it the portfolio with the hottest stocks and ETFs? Is it the portfolio managed by famous money managers?
Actually, the optimal portfolio is perfectly compatible with you. Furthermore, optimal portfolios deliberately minimize investment... Read More
Stock market volatility is frequently portrayed as an evil force that all investors should strive to avoid. However, embracing volatility (ChicagoOptions:^VIX) rather than avoiding it can be extremely lucrative.
On 12/17/14 we told our subscribers the following via our Weekly ETF Picks:
"The... Read More
Your investment portfolio is nothing more than a reflection of you. Put another way, it's a personal statement about how you view risk, taxes, diversification, and investment cost. If you're negligent in building an investment portfolio that fails to correctly address these key areas, your... Read More
After gaining five consecutive years and gaining nine out the past 10 years, the U.S. stock market is on a roll. And while it's easy to become complacent, warning signs are already showing up in the bond market.
(Audio) Which of these 3 investors is you? + the Most Accurate Stock Market... Read More
Is consumer credit quality deteriorating?
"While delinquency levels for subprime borrowers have grown from 4.2% in Q3 2012 to 4.5% in Q3 2013 to 5.3% in Q3 2014, the contribution of this segment to the overall delinquency rate has been muted because their share has... Read More
Energy stocks slid 8.7% last year and was the only S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:VOO) industry sector to lose value in 2014.
Have energy stocks (NYSEARCA:XLE) really bottomed?
"Despite declining oil prices over the past few months, industry analysts are most optimistic... Read More
All investment portfolios are comparable to a novel, where each individual chooses their own personal genre and classification. If your investment portfolio was a novel, what genre would it be? Adventure? Comedy? Drama? Mystery? Horror?
My latest Portfolio Report Card is for MD in Temecula, CA... Read More
When stocks go up volatility goes down and vice versa. While this historically inverse relationship plays out most of the time, there's been a significant disconnect as of late.
The chart below illustrates this disconnect. As you can see, over the past three-months, the S&P 500 (black... Read More