Why This Is Not A Buy and Hold Market

buy-and-holdDavid Fabian: 2013 has certainly been an interesting year so far. We have seen precious metals prices deflate, interest rates rise, stocks continue to march higher, and currencies gyrate like a yo-yo. For short-term traders this kind
NYSE:BOND July 11, 2013 3:10pm

Plan Your Trade and Trade Your Plan With ETFs

new etfsDavid Fabian: The persistent climb of the stock market over the last six months has confounded both individual investors and professional money managers. The relentless onslaught of bullish optimism has pushed the major averages to hit new
NASDAQ:MDIV May 24, 2013 2:44pm

5 Investment Ideas For A Post-Fiscal Cliff Deal World (OEF, IOO, IDV, HDV)

Russ Koesterich: As discussed in previous posts, Congress kicked off the New Year with a bare bones deal to avert (or at least delay) the fiscal cliff. Though markets responded positively to the news
NYSE:HDV January 4, 2013 12:42am

3 Implications Of A Fiscal Cliff Tax Hike (HDV, DVY)

Russ Koesterich: From the outside, it’s hard to find much evidence that Washington is getting closer to a fiscal cliff deal. Perhaps there is more going on behind the scenes than the headlines suggest, but as of today it is hard to find much evidence that the odds of a deal have risen.
NYSE:DVY December 7, 2012 3:48pm

Waiting For Signs On The Fiscal Cliff and From The Federal Reserve

Russ Koesterich: Investors are stuck between a rock and a hard place: They’re trying to plan for the end of 2012, while also looking ahead to 2013. It’s being reflected in the questions
NYSE:CLY December 4, 2012 10:44pm

Morningstar’s “Qualitative” Dividend Index Approach (HDV)

Dominic Maister: With interest rates at historically low levels, many investors are looking to augment the income earned in their fixed income portfolios with dividend income from equities.  Not surprisingly, this has led to significant interest (pun intended)
NYSE:HDV November 13, 2012 3:09pm

The Best Place To Find Income In The Market Today (AGG, LQD, HYG, EMB, CEMB, HDV, MO, JNJ)

Martin Hutchinson: It's a good rule of thumb: when stocks yield more than bonds, stocks are the better buy because of the potential for growth.
BATS:CEMB October 8, 2012 9:20pm

Prepare Now For The Looming Fiscal Cliff With These ETFs (HDV, ACWV, IOO, IDV)

Russ Koesterich: The general election season is finally upon us, and investors should begin shifting their focus from theoretical discussions about the impending fiscal cliff of potential tax hikes and spending cuts to more concrete action plans of what to do about it.
NYSE:ACWV August 31, 2012 12:54pm

2012 Outlook: Signposts For The Second Half (HDV, DVYE, MUB, LQD)

Russ Koesterich: As I write in a recent update to my 2012 outlook, I expect the global economy to experience one of two scenarios this year: a continuation of the current slow growth environment, which I believe is the most likely scenario, or a slide
NYSE:DVYE August 6, 2012 12:29pm

Whither Global Stocks? Be Sure To Track This Data (ACWI, ACWV, IOO, IDV, HDV)

Russ Koesterich: Sometimes, either weak economic numbers or strong economic numbers can point to a surge in US and global equities. This could be one of those weeks.
NYSE:ACWV July 31, 2012 2:27pm

How To Gauge Risk Appetite (HDV, DVYE, IXP, ACWV)

Russ Koesterich: With investor risk appetite often driving market performance these days, it’s important to know where current sentiment is when making investment decisions.
NYSE:ACWV July 30, 2012 10:21am

4 Dividend ETFs With Higher Yields Than This Corporate Bond Fund (LQD, DVY, HDV, DHS, SDIV, GE, T, JNJ)

Michael Johnston: Once upon a time, the conventional wisdom was that investors should hold stocks as a source of long-term capital appreciation while bonds could bring stability and a stream of meaningful current returns in the form of interest payments.
NYSE:DHS July 26, 2012 2:13pm

U.S. Utilities: Don’t Overpay For Yield (IDV, IXP, DVYE, HDV, JXI)

Russ Koesterich: As short-term interest rates remain at or close to zero, investors starved for income should be wary of overpaying for yield, particularly when it comes to US utilities.
NYSE:DVYE July 25, 2012 11:32am

Swimming with Black Swans: The Volatile Decade Ahead

Russ Koesterich: Investors, prepare for a rocky decade ahead. I have already warned on this blog that heightened market volatility is likely to continue for the remainder of the year.
NYSE:ACWV July 9, 2012 11:29pm

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