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ETFs May Be Better Than Mutual Funds, But …

| October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
ETFs May Be Better Than Mutual Funds, But …

Among the questions I’ve been asked many times over the years is whether it is better to own mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs). My response to each person who has asked it has consistently been to stick with the vehicle they find easier to use. A study published in the September issue of the Journal […]

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Six Measures For Comparing Funds

| April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Six Measures For Comparing Funds

While sorting through studies to feature in the Dispatches section of the May AAII Journal, I came across one comparing 21 similar funds from Vanguard and Fidelity. There wasn’t a clear winner between the two fund companies. Vanguard’s funds fared better on some aspects, while Fidelity’s fared better on others. A summary of the comparisons can be […]

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All ETFs Are Complete Garbage (Video)

All ETFs Are Complete Garbage (Video)

We review the relative short term performance of the USO ETF in tracking the Oil Futures market, and it fails miserably as a proxy for the oil market. The existence of these failed class of instruments is enabled by the reluctance of brokerages to offer futures contracts to their clients. How long has Fidelity had […]

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Should You Stay In May This Time?

Should You Stay In May This Time?

The old stock market adage “Sell in May and Go Away” has an impressive track record for a seasonality signal; but it may pay to ignore it this year. Every year at this time, Wall Streeters trot out the familiar saying: “Sell in May, and Go Away.” Of course, this refers to the seasonal tendency […]

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Why Investing In Real Estate Is Often Considered A Good Thing

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Why Investing In Real Estate Is Often Considered A Good Thing

If you are to go by Roosevelt’s statement about real estate investments, you will find that he is right in saying that it is something that cannot be lost, stolen, or taken away, as long as you pay for it in full, that is. It is also, according to him, the safest investment to make […]

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The 10-Year Treasury: It’s Less Than You Think

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
The 10-Year Treasury: It’s Less Than You Think

When the Fed was created in 1914, it was set to task of controlling short-term interest rates in an attempt to iron out financial cycles. It succeeded for many years. But by avoiding the natural rebalancing (and occasional pain) from free markets, we just got a bigger bubble into 1929. Then, when it finally burst, […]

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High Beta Stocks Losing Their Mojo

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
High Beta Stocks Losing Their Mojo

High beta stocks recently hit a wall of resistance – and lost. The theme of many of our equity posts over the past 2-3 weeks has focused on the approaching (or present) considerable price resistance on the charts of most major, and minor, indices. Not surprisingly, the post-February rally has shown signs of slowing down […]

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Here Is Why We Won’t See The Market Reach A New High

Here Is Why We Won’t See The Market Reach A New High

Stocks are once again rallying after another “mini crash” at the start of the year. We’ve had three of these things since October 2014 without much to show for it. As Adam warned Boom & Bust readers earlier this week, stocks have basically gone nowhere for a year and a half. After the first crash […]

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Central Banks Working Hard To Ward Off Market Crashes

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Central Banks Working Hard To Ward Off Market Crashes

The European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan have run out of “bullets” in their arsenal! They will continue to cut interest rates further ‘below zero’, but that is not taming the ‘Beast of ‘Deflation’. To the global community, it is evident that this is not continuing to prop up the stock markets any […]

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Top 3 Dumbest Things You Can Do With Your Money

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Top 3 Dumbest Things You Can Do With Your Money

Typically I am writing about the smart things, about the ways you can invest your capital and, hopefully, increase its value over time. However, today we have a slightly different topic on our agenda. We are going to take a look at the actual things that should be avoided at any costs – the most […]

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