Day: January 8, 2015

3 “Smart” Beta ETFs with Dumb Results

Is there such thing as “smart” beta? Not according to Ron DeLegge, Chief Portfolio Strategist @ ETFguide. Ron examines the historical performance of three so-called “smart” beta ETFs in the global bond marketplace that have produced very dumb results. Moreover, this unsatisfactory performance has occurred during one of the biggest bond market rallies in history! …

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Lower Energy Stocks

Have Energy Stocks Finally Bottomed?

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? FactSet reports: “Despite declining oil prices over the past few months, industry analysts are most optimistic regarding the Energy sector in 2015, based on their current ratings and target price estimates. In …

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