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4 Tips for Investing in ETFs

In 2017, there were over 1,000 ETFs in the U.S. alone and there were 3.42 trillion dollars worth of assets managed by ETFs around the world. In fact, heavyweights Goldman...

Hey, the Groundhog has an offer you can ‘t refuse–on a...

I just finished my performance report on my Volatility Portfolio of stocks, options, and ETFs, and for the first year of its operation the portfolio was up 53%. In honor...

Is The Momentum Factor Relevant For Bonds?

The question has gone viral lately, courtesy of the recent rise in interest rates. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield, for instance, edged up to 2.73% yesterday, the highest in...

US Stocks Top Weekly Performance List As REITs Sink

US equities led most markets higher last week, posting the strongest gain among the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Meanwhile, real estate investment trusts...

Three Key Reasons Why Planning is So Important to Market Success

It’s a fact:  The most successful people consistently use routines, or step-by-step processes to get things done efficiently and effectively.  It follows that if you want to raise your...

The Dow at 25,000-Birthed This Year of the Earth Dog

On December 4th I wrote: The last time I used Terror in the Dow was from the Twilight Zone episode when William Shatner sees a gremlin on the wing...

Are Recent S&P 500 Returns Excessive? Part II

Last week I reviewed US stock-market returns in context with recent history for perspective on deciding if the latest bull run is extreme. The results suggest that current trailing...

US REITs Led Markets Higher Last Week

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US topped a generally rising tide in last week’s market action for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded...

When does “so good” become “too good”?

As the global economic cycle heats up, it's worth posing the question: when does "so good" become "too good"? It's a reference to one of the principles in my...

Oil, Commodities and A Royal Flush

Excluding the NASDAQ 100 (QQQ), US equities markets tapped (not hit) the brakes this week, ending a two-month positive weekly run for the Dow Industrials. The small caps (IWM) sold...
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