7 Charts For Investors Who Are Worried About The Market

7 Charts For Investors Who Are Worried About The Market

So far in 2014, the US equity markets haven’t impressed investors. An expanding trading range and increasing volatility in technology names has some TV talking heads calling for the next major bear market.  Investors who are worried about the market should review the next few charts. The data is still mixed, but the longer term…

Global Asset Allocation Strategy Update – April 2014

Global Asset Allocation Strategy Update - April 2014

April 2014 update to the global asset allocation strategy 2014, so far, has been a volatile and choppy market here in the US. Global investors have begun to look outside the US for value opportunities – specifically within PIIGS countries (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain). This has caused a change in leadership within the…

A Couple of Quick Thoughts On Current Market Conditions

A Couple of Quick Thoughts On Current Market Conditions

As I write this, the market continues its decline for the week with the Dow being down nearly 250 points. Is it time to worry, or is this just a pullback in a rising market? Well, I wanted to share a couple of items I am currently looking at: Market Trend The longer-term trend in…

How To Turn Your Kid Into A Millionaire

How To Turn Your Kid Into A Millionaire

Somehow, I have friends whose kids are about to graduate from college this year (time goes by way too fast!). I started to think, what would I want my kids to know about after graduation? The “fun Dad” in me thought about visiting far-off lands and enjoying life. But the “math Dad” in me thought…

Global Asset Allocation Strategy – February Update

Global Asset Allocation Strategy - February Update

Each month I like to post an update to our global asset allocation strategy. This month has been a bit busy and I am late to post the changes. Below is how the strategy performed in January – Overall, performance was rather dismal as volatility increased in global markets. However, in February, the model has…

Is The Stock Market Set For A Decline? – What To Watch For

Is The Stock Market Set For A Decline? - What To Watch For

Flickr: B Rosen’s Shutter As the markets start off February with a decline, investors are starting to worry about the markets. I have been finishing up this month’s research topic and wanted to share a few thoughts to those who don’t want to read a lengthy research report. ARTAIS Signals First off, our ARTAIS models have…

The Potomac Has Frozen Over

The Potomac Has Frozen Over

I took a quick stroll down to the river to see how much of it has frozen over after a week of below normal temperatures and managed to take a few photos. I must say, it was a bit strange to hear the river flowing underneath. The infamous “snake house”:   Looking from Virginia across…

January Update For The Global Asset Allocation Strategy

January Update For The Global Asset Allocation Strategy

Below is the January allocation for the Global Asset Allocation Strategy.   And here is how the Strategy performed in December: Model testing and research done with ETFreplay Strategy Rules: The rules for the model are to examine a prescreened global ETF universe to find the top ten ETFs with the highest relative strength. Those 10…

Quick Update On Those “Quit Rates”

Quick Update On Those "Quit Rates"

In September, I wrote a post on the Yellen Fed and how the addition of the “quit rates” data point may impact the Fed’s decision in 2014: To get an idea of what Ms. Yellen thinks about the current state of the economy, we should look to “quit rates”. Yellen has been a fan of…

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