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How To Create Wealth For Yourself With ETFs

October 8th, 2013

hedgefund1Joseph L. Shaefer: If you’re ready to hand over your wallet to a hedge fund, I have three words of advice: “Don’t do it!” I have written frequently about their exorbitant fees, their hundreds of millions spent stuffing cash in politicians’ campaign Read more…

NYSE:HUSE, NYSE:RALS, NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLV

S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average: Time To Take Some Chips Off The Table?

July 12th, 2013

bearbull21Joseph L. Shaefer: The market giveth and the market taketh away. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TBF, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Afraid You’ve Been Too Conservative And Missed The Market?

May 21st, 2013

stock price surgeJoseph L. Shaefer: Don’t worry. Be happy. Here’s why… Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

Trend Anticipation Strategy: What We Are Buying And Holding Now

May 20th, 2013

ETFsJoseph L. Shaefer: To improve diversification and prevent single company or single industry blow-ups (think gold stocks most recently), I’m always on the lookout for mutual funds, closed-end funds, or ETPs (exchange-traded products) that provide Read more…

NYSE:TNDQ, NYSE:TRND

2013: Breakout Or Comeuppance? (GGE, DBC, XLP, XLI, VEU, MRK, PFE, KO, JNJ, CVS, MO, WMT, PEP)

February 1st, 2013

wall-street-etfJoseph L. Shaefer: I believe the answer to the question posed will most likely be: “Both.” No one has a functioning crystal ball, but my best guess – among the thousands of predictions being offered by all and sundry – is that we will climb a Wall of Worry so convincingly that many will assume Read more…

NYSE:DBC, NYSE:XLI, NYSE:XLP

Why You Need To Change Your Investing Strategy For 2013

February 1st, 2013

strategyJoseph L. Shaefer: As the world turns, we must turn with it. Regular readers have seen evidence of our adaptation to the new realities of investing over the past few months as we have stressed more income, Read more…

NYSE:SCHA, NYSE:SPLV, NYSE:SSO, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:XLI

Why The Fiscal ‘Cliff’ Is Just A Speed Bump (VTI, DBC, VEU, SPLV, STO, IAG, BWP, PEO)

November 26th, 2012

Joseph L. Shaefer: The following was sent to our clients and subscribers this weekend. We have positioned accordingly … Read more…

NYSE:DBC, NYSE:SPLV, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VTI

Why The U.S. Manufacturing Index Is Not What It Appears To Be

October 14th, 2012

Joseph L. Shaefer: The ISM (Institute of Supply Management) index of purchasing managers (executives and managers who buy raw materials, parts and sub-assemblies) rose Read more…

NYSE:RWM, NYSE:SH, NYSE:SPLV, NYSE:SPY

ECB Kicks The Can; Was This Our ‘September Surprise?’ (NORW, SI, CBI, CMI, JOY, ABB, DE, CAT)

September 9th, 2012

Joseph L. Shaefer: In 15 words or less: I don’t think so. I think there is a less pleasant shoe yet to drop. Read more…

NYSE:NORW

Looking Forward To QEIII? Don’t!

July 27th, 2012

Joseph L. Shaefer: One of these days, maybe today, if not then certainly one day before the elections, the markets will have a huge up day, week or month. Why? Because the Fed will take steps to cheapen our dollar and indebt your children and grandchildren. Read more…

ETF BASIC NEWS

Why We Don’t Own China (YXI, BHP, VALE, FCX, SCCO, TOT, BP)

July 11th, 2012

Joseph L. Shaefer: I think I understand the economics and politics of China pretty well. I was a defense attaché in Myanmar (Burma) in the 1990s and watched as China supported the vilest form of dictatorship, one that enslaved its own people in forced Read more…

NYSE:YXI

It Isn’t How Much You Make; It’s How Much You Keep (HDGE, FXF, JNJ)

June 27th, 2012

Joseph L. Shaefer: Patience is the virtue that makes average investors world-class investors, and impatience is what makes average investors lose money consistently. Read more…

NYSE:FXF, NYSE:HDGE

Why You Should Never Trust A U.S. Money Center Bank, Or Buy One (QABA, JPM, C, BAC, GS, ZION, ASBC)

June 27th, 2012

Joseph L. Shaefer: If I am doing right by our clients, subscribers, and online readers, it is my responsibility to advise what in my opinion should be avoided, as well as that which should be considered. Read more…

NYSE:QABA

A Virtually Unknown Way To Play Resurgent Coal; And So Much More (KOL, ISCHF, POT, YARIY, CF, MOS)

April 26th, 2012

Joseph L. Shaefer: In a recent article, “A Skål to Old King Coal,” I discussed the shortsightedness of many investors in abandoning fossil fuels in favor of technologies that may one day provide renewable (and cleaner) energy but, today, account for less than 10% of all energy generated for heating, cooling, Read more…

NYSE:KOL

The Investor’s Conundrum: Buy What’s Popular Or Buy What Lasts? (AAPL, XLK, IBM, JNPR, YHOO, CSCO)

April 26th, 2012

Joseph L. Shaefer: Are you an investor/speculator who likes to jump aboard a moving train because you believe it will pick up even more speed (and aren’t particularly concerned about when or whether it will crash?) Or are you, perhaps, more inclined to do what value investors do: peruse the railroad cars still Read more…

NYSE:XLK




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