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Why ‘Buy American’ is Un-American

April 19, 2017

On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “Buy American, Hire American.” The president said the order will protect American workers and those in the building and manufacturing trades. He also used the following rhetoric to drive home the point: “It’s America first, you better believe it. It’s time. It’s time, […]

What’s Your ETF Literary Theme?

April 12, 2017

I love literature, and I studied the art intensely during my college years. While most of my time these days is focused on finding the best exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for my subscribers to own, I still devote a block of time each week to reading and studying literary fiction. Aristotle once wrote that fiction is […]

ETFs See ‘Yuge’ Inflows in Q1

April 5, 2017

Investors are feeling pretty good these days. How do I know this? Well, over the past few months there have been multiple sentiment indicators that have come in very strong. The latest was a recent Pew Research poll that showed nearly six in 10 people in the United States (58%) think the economic situation is […]

A Dangerous Glitch in the ETF Matrix

March 22, 2017

On Tuesday, the markets belched a big decline, experiencing their first drop of more than 1% in the major indices in some 111 trading days. That’s a long time without the sellers asserting themselves, and it was a pullback that was long overdue. Markets have settled a bit today, but make no mistake, the selling […]

Is the Fed’s Decision the End of the Easy Money Era?

March 15, 2017

The Federal Reserve did what I, and nearly every Wall Street soothsayer, expected today, and that is raise the benchmark federal funds rate by a quarter percentage point to a range between 0.75% and 1%. The central bank also announced plans to continue raising rates “gradually” if the economy continues to perform in line with […]

A Stock Market Anniversary Lesson… Don’t Be a Loser

March 8, 2017

Tomorrow is an important anniversary for investors. On March 9, 2009, U.S. stocks hit their recession low. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped to 6,547, a level not previously seen since April 1997. The S&P 500 fell below 700, which was as a 13-year low. Well, nearly eight years ago to the day, there weren’t […]

President Trump Promotes Pro-Growth Agenda

March 1, 2017

Welcome to the first day of March, or the day after the first de facto State of the Union address by President Trump. As I write this, the market is up about 320 Dow points, or 1.5%. I guess we know the answer to the question a lot of people were wondering about last night, […]

Are Value ETFs the Best Way to Play this Market?

February 22, 2017

Another week, another string of all-time highs for the domestic markets. That’s good if you’re long in this market, and we are in my Successful ETF Investing advisory service. Yet despite the bullish mood and the new-high headlines, this rally remains largely dependent on the fate of politics for its sustenance. The bottom line is […]

Even Leftists are Embracing the Trump Trade  

February 15, 2017

Even Leftists are Embracing the Trump Trade   Haters are gonna hate, as the kids these days say. But the smart haters are going to hate while also making money. That’s precisely what leftist icon, and billionaire manipulator of markets, George Soros, has decided to do. The big money backer of so much liberal activism […]

Confident People Don’t Look Down

February 8, 2017

I’m a horseman, and I take pride in learning about myself from one of the best teachers on earth — the horse. You see, the horse is a herd animal, and one that has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to thrive in its group social structure. The horse also is an animal that […]

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