Keeping the Right Focus
It's been a good ride recently for total-return investors. First, the S&P 500 rose 25.2% through early December; global stocks, as tracked by Morgan Stanley, improved 21.6% during the same period.
Introducing FRED: a Free Analysis Tool From the Fed
I use FRED, an Excel add-on from the St. Louis Fed, to keep informed on all matters economic and markets, and to perform analysis.
Achieving Private Equity Returns, Minus the Drawbacks
From Ben Warwick's QES Investments, an ETF and a mutual fund seeking to mimic the performance of PE without many of its pitfalls.
A Way to Smooth the Market Volatility Ride
When volatility returns to the markets, protection via options strategies may smooth the ride.
In Competitive Stroke, Fidelity Launches Low-Cost, No-Commission ETFs
Trading began Thursday on 10 new Fidelity sector ETFs offered at 12 bps, with BlackRock as the funds’ subadvisor. Fidelity move may threaten Schwab and TD Ameritrade's ETF platforms for advisors.
S&P to Lose Nearly 16% by Year End: Wells Fargo Analyst
Gina Martin Adams says consumer staples and earnings growth are likely to weaken further in Q4, though one ETF is bucking the trend.
Top Portfolio Products: Vanguard Launches Global Low-Volatility Fund
S&P Capital rolls out a new ETF style classification system, Guggenheim adds to BulletShares corporate-bond lineup, and PowerShares changes the names of its DWA Technical Leaders ETFs.
Marc Faber, S&P’s Stovall See Stocks Taking Dive After Fed Surprise
"Total collapse, but from a higher diving board," or "springboard" to a stock rebound? It depends on who you ask.
Reformed Broker on New Ritholtz Firm: Our Blogging Is Research
Two of the most hypercaffeinated financial commentators plan to keep on blogging even as they staff up with CFPs for more intimate client involvement.
Is Silver as ‘Good as Gold?’
An ETF Securities analyst explains his outlook for the precious metal, saying it may add shine to a portfolio.