Speculation in financial markets carries a hugely negative connotation. For the broader economy, speculation, especially by Wall Street's heavy hitters that control trillions of dollars in leveraged contracts, poses systemic threats. For the individual investor, speculation poses the risk of... Read More
Question from our mailbag: Which technology ETF is the better choice - TECL or XLK? - Victor in Kansas
It's not surprising to see a high level of interest in the tech sector. Whether its the promise of cloud computing (NYSEARCA:SKYY), clean energy transportation (NYSEARCA:LIT), or improved... Read More
With 2018 already half over, the U.S. stock market (NYSEARCA:SCHB) is outperforming its global peers, plus it still trades near all-time highs. Is it time for investors to cash in their equity holdings?
The perennially dilemma for investors and traders - right after when to buy - is but of... Read More
Although your investment results may seem random, they aren't. In reality, your portfolio's performance is directly influenced by a number of decisions you've consciously or unconsciously made. Let's examine the factors driving your returns.
Your Asset Mix
Back in the 1990s, Gary Brinson's... Read More
“It’s wise to remember that too much success in the stock market is in itself an excellent warning," once quipped Gerald Loeb. After nine consecutive yearly gains, it's fair to say that our generation has enjoyed more than its fair share of stock market success.
But someday very soon, a... Read More