Developed markets are more correlated with oil than Emerging Markets. Russia and Gulf states are not as correlated to oil as many investors think.
July starts strong, but often finishes weaker. The week after Options Expiration week – this year starting on the 22nd – can be particularly volatile. July ends the NASDAQ’s best eight months, and starts its worst four months . We will provide notification when the NASDAQ sell signal comes.
US Interest rates (see chart below) have fallen to their lowest level in close to two years, making it a tricky environment for investors who require steady income. US interest rates are falling again, making income-foused investors uneasy. Here we provide ideas for tapping into equity income by using ETFs. As we know, equity Read more ➝
After 6 weeks of down markets, today, the US indexes bounced back with a broad based rally. There are a few things we are watching for to see if the market is actually ready to rebound higher. First, from McMillan: “The first potential major buy signal could present itself in the form of put-call ratio Read more ➝
We all know that there is no such thing as the perfect investment, but I have one that comes pretty close. Working with the American Association of Individual Investors for many years, I have done research on dividend paying stocks. Investing in stocks that pay dividends offers a tantalizing triple play of 1) greater safety, Read more ➝
It is not a secret. As the S&P 500 and other US stock market indexes have seen big gains in the last five years, active managers have struggled to outperform. Bloomberg reported (using Morningstar data) earlier this year that just 20 percent of actively managed funds investing in U.S. stocks beat their main benchmarks in Read more ➝
Lets face it, asset allocation models are the heart of financial planning and investment advising. I have highlighted five major lessons we can learn from investment errors and market history in order to get allocations correct! Mistakes can be made in all kinds of environments. The market’s behavior over the 16-year period from 1987 to Read more ➝