Playing Defense on Bonds
The recent bull market in bond prices has been called the biggest bond bubble in history. Thanks to a combination of stock-averse investors and multi-billion dollar purchases of U.S. Treasuries by the Federal Reserve, higher bond prices have fueled the boom. But what happens when the trend reverses? How can...
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.
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.
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?
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.
Credit Suisse Seeks Gold Payoff
Credit Suisse unveiled a new strategy ETN for generating income on gold.