Imagine hiring a builder to construct you a home. You tell the builder how you want the home to look and you tell them about all your desired features.
Instead of showing you a blueprint, the builder starts construction and a short-time later, your house is completed. But there's a very... Read More
There are 118 million U.S. households and 108 million have under $500,000 of investable assets while 100 million have less than $100,000 to invest. What does it mean?
It means the vast majority of the investing public still doesn't meet the dollar minimums required to work with a licensed... Read More
Stocks in the solar and alternative energy space are getting crushed. Will it lead to a liquidity crunch?
Since the beginning of the year, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEARCA:TAN) has lost a stunning 21.80% in value compared to a +0.20% gain for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY). And... Read More
In case you missed it, Wall Street's rich and famous are having their worst yearly performance since 2011. Big bets by hedge funds on energy (NYSEARCA:XLE), healthcare (NYSEARCA:XLV), and commodities (NYSEARCA:DBC) have nuclear bombed shareholders' money.
Here's just a small sample of the... Read More
On Oct. 15, the sitting U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent his warning letter to Congress to increase the U.S. debt ceiling "or else." Should bond investors be scared?
Here's an excerpt from Lew's letter to Congress:
"Based on our best and most recent information, we now estimate that... Read More
Jack Bogle has made changes inside his personal investment portfolio.
In a news interview last week, the legendary indexer revealed that his 60% allocation to U.S. stocks and 40% to bonds via index funds (Nasdaq:VBINX) has shifted to a more conservative asset split of 50/50 in each group.
Bogle... Read More
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have long been buried inside the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) but have now received a giant promotion.
S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI — the index providers who jointly maintain the GICS system for organizing industry sectors — decided to create a... Read More
It's been said the only bubbles that Wall Street sees are the bubbles in its champagne glasses.
It appears those words are true because year-end targets for the S&P 500 (SNP:^GSPC) by Wall Street's finest - are shall we dare say - quite bubbly:
Bank of America 2,200
Goldman Sachs... Read More
Prudent investing in a reckless world has become a long-forgotten idea. And the 6-year run-up in U.S. stock prices (NYSEARCA:VOO) has certainly been a contributing factor.
After love, risk might be the most misunderstood and misinterpreted word in the English language. Today, people's perverted... Read More
The almost +2% jump in the S&P 500 (SNP:^GSPC) just three-days before the release of the Federal Reserve's no rate hike decision looks suspicious and so does the heavy call buying volume. And while this type of curious trading activity resembles insider buying right before a big corporate... Read More