Ignore the Noise and Stick with This Undervalued Stock

Investors and analysts love to make dramatic pronouncements based on quarterly earnings reports. One quarterly earnings “miss” or decline in revenue can overshadow years of steady profit growth. We first...

Can You Minimize Regret By Analyzing Return Distributions?

In the grand scheme of investing, behavioral risk is second to none on the list of pitfalls that threaten to derail the best-laid plans for investing. The challenge is...

Should You Believe The Equity Market Or The Bond Market?

​As we head into the second half of 2019, the financial markets are telling us two stories. The first is the equity markets. If you pay attention to just the...

How To Avoid the Worst Style ETFs 2Q19

Question: Why are there so many ETFs? Answer: ETF providers tend to make lots of money on each ETF so they create more products to sell. The large number of ETFs...

Investment Grade Bonds Could Be Peaking, Says Joe Friday

Are investment grade bonds peaking? Some conditions suggest its possible, says Joe Friday! This chart looks at Investment Grade Bond ETF (LQD) over the past 10-years. LQD has moved sharply...

Cheap Funds Dupe Investors – 2Q19

Fund holdings affect fund performance more than fees or past performance. A cheap fund is not necessarily a good fund. A fund that has done well in the past...

Consumer Staple And Yields About To Send Key Message To Stocks?

Could the Staples sector and the yield on the 10-year note be on the verge of sending an important message to the stock and bond markets? It sure looks...

Small Cap Growth Style 2Q19: Best and Worst

The Small Cap Growth style ranks last out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in our 2Q19 Style Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter, the Small Cap Growth...

Mid Cap Value Style 2Q19: Best and Worst

The Mid Cap Value style ranks eighth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in our 2Q19 Style Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter, the Mid Cap Value...

The All New Market Analysis – 06/05/2019

SPX Monitoring purposes;   Long SPX 5/31/19 at 2752.06. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 1/29/19 at 21.96. Long Term Trend SPX monitor purposes; Sold long SPX on 5/6/19 at 2932.61= gain...

Style Ratings For ETFs & Mutual Funds: 2Q19

At the beginning of the second quarter of 2019, only the Large Cap Blend, Large Cap Value, and All Cap Blend styles earn Attractive-or-better ratings. Our style ratings are...

Gold Miners (GDX) Could Start A Rally From Here Says Joe...

Gold Miners ETF (GDX) has declined nearly over 60% in the past 8-years. Is the bear market in GDX about to end? Let’s investigate why GDX is testing one...