Beware of Target-Date Funds
I think any financial advisor who recommends or sells a target-date fund is out of their mind. Almost one in four 401(k) participants invest solely in TDFs, yet flaws with these types of investments abound.
Metal Gets Less Precious
Never mind that gold is posting year-to-date losses and never mind that gold mining stocks are already in a bear market. Is this the start of bad things to come for gold investors?
Seeking Less Uncertainty
Although stock market volatility as measured by the CBOE S&P 500 VIX has bottomed near pre-financial crisis lows, interest in ETFs that minimize rollercoaster moves hasn’t slowed.
When Clients Get in Trouble: The Behavioral Reasons
When your clients ask, “Why is this fund not up as much as the market?” or "Why don't we invest in just a handful of top-performing stocks?" there could be a behavior disorder lurking behind the questions.
Has Gold Lost Its Luster?
It's critical to look at trading and other patterns in the metals sector--before it is too late.
4 Ways to Hedge Against a Stock Market Correction
With recent highs going ever higher, there are several strategies for advisors and clients to consider.
Why Bogle Is Dead Wrong on ETFs
Everyone has heard about love at first sight. But what about hate at first sight? The latter describes John Bogle’s long-lasting hate affair with ETFs.
Is Another ETN Meltdown Possible?
Checking the complicated "fine print" on exchange-traded notes is critical for investors and advisors alike.
Top 4 Commission-Free ETF Platforms
Here's what the major firms offer when it comes to trading for free in the exchange-traded universe.
To the Next 20 Years: The Future of ETFs
ETFs now cover narrow markets in a wide swath of asset classes from stocks and bonds to commodities and currencies. It’s been two decades since ETFs appeared, but what is their future?