Fall 2014 Update: Stock Market Crash Ahead?

Fall 2014 Update: Stock Market Crash Ahead?

  Stock market volatility has significantly risen in October. Many are wondering if a collapse is right around the corner. Ebola’s Impact The media is in full fear mongering mode right now. The slow news cycle has brought the Ebola outbreak front and center. While the medical community is telling us that an outbreak here in…

Top Economic Risks: 7 Charts You Should Be Watching

Top Economic Risks: 7 Charts You Should Be Watching

Should the Fed be worried about inflation? Or is deflation the real enemy? The Federal Reserve Board, aka the Fed, has been hinting at raising short term interest rates sometime in 2015. However, are we in a position yet to handle the economic risks associated with a rising interest rate environment? Even the Fed has recently lowered its GDP forecast for 2014-2016.
I have highlighted some important key economic charts you should be watching throughout the rest of this year

Risk Ahead – How Risky Are Bond Funds?

Risk Ahead - How Risky Are Bond Funds?

  To watch this video on YouTube click here   Why Worry Now About Bond Funds? Since the early 1980’s, interest rates have been on the decline and are now at historic lows. However, some investors are worried that we may be on the verge of a reversal in trend as the US Federal Reserve (aka…

Will There Be A Stock Market Rally This Fall?

Will There Be A Stock Market Rally This Fall?

As the stock market hits record highs, investors are wondering “will there be a stock market rally this fall?”. Investors seem very compliant nowadays. In fact, this market is starting to feel a bit like the market of the late 1990s — when the strategy was to just “buy the dips”. While the economics are…

Top 10 ETFs For This Month’s Global Asset Allocation Strategy

Top 10 ETFs For This Month's Global Asset Allocation Strategy

Each month, I like to update my global asset allocation strategy (aka the global relative strength ETF portfolio model). This model is based on the relative strength of a prescreened ETF universe. The purpose of this model is two-fold: -Create a simple international investment model. -To help view where global investors are buying and selling.…

What Is The Best ETF Hedging Strategy?

What Is The Best ETF Hedging Strategy?

What is the best ETF Hedging Strategy? Sometimes the simplest is the best. So, What Is The Best ETF Hedging Strategy? — A Systematic Approach To Protect A Portfolio Against Another 2008 Style Decline Lately I have been reading more and more articles in the financial press about how another major stock market decline is…

Knee Jerk Reaction… Or Something More?

Knee Jerk Reaction... Or Something More?

Yesterday, as news of Malyasia flight MH17 possibly being shot down, combined with the news of escalating offensive maneuvers in Gaza, caused the VIX (aka the fear gauge) to jump a whopping 37%. After months of very low volatility in the market, is this the beginning of a reversal in trend — or just a…

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