Stocks And Bonds Both Testing Key Areas

bearbull1Chris Ciovacco:  While the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) was able to push to a new high during Monday’s trading session, the broad NYSE Composite Stock Index (NYSEARCA:VTI) was still looking for a close above an area that acted as resistance in the past.
NYSE:AGG July 12, 2016 1:03pm

The Only Reason To Buy A Mutual Fund [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund]

mutualfundDavid Fabian: The debate between ETFs and mutual funds has become more polarizing in recent years as investors continue to be dazzled by the tremendous advantages ETFs have over their competition. Mutual funds have been tarnished by their high fees,
NYSE:AGG June 3, 2015 3:59pm

Four ETFs You Can Hold Forever [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, Vanguard Total International Stock ETF]

ETFsDavid Fabian: The trend of money flowing towards robo-advisers and passive asset allocators is one that is likely to continue in the current market environment. Amid the more recent back drop of low volatility capital appreciation in stocks and bonds,
NASDAQ:VXUS February 19, 2015 6:06pm

How To Invest $1 Million Dollars Today? [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, iShares Trust]

cashTyler Laundon: A colleague of mine posed an interesting question last week.
NYSE:DIA October 2, 2014 12:25pm

Bears Make Progress, But They’re Stoppable [Dow Jones Industrial Average, Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF]

market correction bearJon Markman: The volatility we’ve seen in stocks in the past week is merely the latest permutation of selling that’s hit pretty much every other asset class since mid-year. Trickle-down selling, if you will.
NYSE:FXI September 30, 2014 4:34pm

Are U.S. Stocks More Attractive Than Emerging Markets? [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF]

investChris Ciovacco:  Once you invest outside the United States, the impact of currency fluctuations becomes more pronounced. All things being equal, emerging market economies would prefer to see a weak U.S. Dollar.
NYSE:VTI August 22, 2014 1:24pm

Stocks: Risk Management Back In Vogue [iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund, Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF]

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco:  We noted on July 26 and again on July 29 that recent data may force the Fed to raise rates sooner than the market expects. Note the first item in the The Wall Street Journal’s list of what may have sparked Thursday’s selloff:
NYSE:DIA August 1, 2014 2:47pm

Is The Bull Case Improving or Deteriorating? [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, ProShares Short S&P500 (ETF)]

bearbull21-150x1501Chris Ciovacco: The Federal Reserve provided a mixed message Wednesday, but the tone remained equity friendly.
NYSE:DIA July 31, 2014 1:37pm

Investor Fatigue Setting In? [Dow Jones Industrial Average, Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF]

wall-street-etfWe’re in the midst of earnings season, and thus far the news is largely positive. Roughly 80% of companies that report earnings beat analysts’ profit estimates, while 69% exceeded sales projections.
NYSE:DIA July 29, 2014 4:28pm

Why To Beware Of Asset Class “Cross-Dressing” [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF)]

investThe U.S. investment-grade bond market has offered a sub-3% yield for 14 consecutive quarters, as measured by the Barclay’s Aggregate bond index. No wonder investors have lost interest in traditional higher-rated bonds.

What To Do When The Market Doesn’t Believe The Fed [Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF]

Federal reserveAs an investor, you may or may not pay much attention to every statement issued from the Federal Reserve, but I wanted to highlight how key points from Janet Yellen’s latest Congressional testimony don’t necessarily align with what is priced into the market.
NYSE:TBT July 24, 2014 4:13pm

More Volatility Ahead? [iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN, Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF]

technical bounceLast week, rising geopolitical tensions finally derailed the 2014 rally.
NYSE:TVIX July 22, 2014 11:13am

Stock Market Segments Offering Good Value [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF)]

wall-street-etfAs evident in last Thursday’s European-bank related market jitters, today’s stretched valuations and low market volatility leave stocks vulnerable to bad news, even when the news is relatively minor as was the case last week.
NYSE:VTI July 15, 2014 2:42pm

Two Portfolio Moves To Consider After Second Half’s Strong Start [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF]

wall-street-etfLast week saw more evidence that U.S. economic growth is rebounding from the first quarter’s weather-induced contraction.
NYSE:DIA July 9, 2014 10:40am

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