Build A ‘Whatever Happens’ Portfolio Now [Whole Foods Market, Inc., Duke Energy Corp, Pfizer Inc.]

Wall streetJoseph L. Shaefer: I sent a note to our clients earlier today that I think may have value for our loyal readers here, as well. I will share my comments to them, but also remind you of the specific funds, ETFs and individual securities we have previously discussed
NYSE:DOG August 21, 2014 11:57am

How To Create Wealth For Yourself With ETFs

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
NYSE:HUSE October 8, 2013 3:12pm

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

bearbull21Joseph L. Shaefer: The market giveth and the market taketh away.
NYSE:DIA July 12, 2013 1:27pm

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

stock price surgeJoseph L. Shaefer: Don't worry. Be happy. Here's why…
NYSE:DIA May 21, 2013 12:35pm

Trend Anticipation Strategy: What We Are Buying And Holding Now

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
NYSE:TNDQ May 20, 2013 2:01pm

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

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
NYSE:DBC February 1, 2013 1:54pm

Why You Need To Change Your Investing Strategy For 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,

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

Joseph L. Shaefer: The following was sent to our clients and subscribers this weekend. We have positioned accordingly …
NYSE:DBC November 26, 2012 3:33pm

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

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
NYSE:RWM October 14, 2012 4:03pm

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

Joseph L. Shaefer: In 15 words or less: I don't think so. I think there is a less pleasant shoe yet to drop.
NYSE:NORW September 9, 2012 9:50pm

Looking Forward To QEIII? Don’t!

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.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 27, 2012 11:26am

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

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
NYSE:YXI July 11, 2012 11:03am

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

Joseph L. Shaefer: Patience is the virtue that makes average investors world-class investors, and impatience is what makes average investors lose money consistently.
NYSE:FXF June 27, 2012 11:47am

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

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.

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