Monthly Archives: January 2015

Market Perspective for January 30, 2015

While the market declined modestly on the week, the outlook continues to be positive. Earnings were generally favorable, with Apple (AAPL), Visa (V), Amazon (AMZN) and Boeing (BA) delivering strong reports. Apple reported the largest single quarter profit of any … Continue reading »

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The Best Gold Fund To Own

The Best Gold Fund To Own A Seeking Alpha Contribution Summary Gold miners have unique situations due to differing geographic, regulatory and currency risk, as well as different ore quality. Gold mining index ETFs are good for trading and short-term … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for January 28, 2015

PowerShares U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP) CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE) CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar (FXC) The U.S. dollar pulled back slightly last week thanks to a rebound in the euro. The common currency recovered following the European Central Bank’s announcement … Continue reading »

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Best High-Yield Bond Funds For 2015 – Part 3

Best High-Yield Bond Funds For 2015 – Part 3 A Seeking Alpha Contribution Summary HYD has a higher yield and lower credit quality. HYMB has higher credit quality and better total return history. HYMB has large exposure to California. In part … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 26, 2015

Greece elected the anti-austerity Syriza party on Sunday and immediately found a coalition partner in the right-wing Independent Greeks party, which also opposes austerity. This could generate volatility for the markets in the days and weeks ahead, but the immediate … Continue reading »

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Which Junk Bond ETF Is Best For 2015? Part 2

Which Junk Bond ETF Is Best For 2015? Part 2 A Seeking Alpha Contribution Summary SJNK is cheaper than HYS and has a higher yield. HYS has shorter duration and higher credit quality. HYS has consistently outperformed SJNK over the … Continue reading »

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Which Junk Bond ETF Is Best For 2015? Part 1

Which Junk Bond ETF Is Best For 2015? Part 1 A Seeking Alpha Contribution Summary JNK has a higher yield and lower expenses. HYG has higher credit quality and lower volatility. JNK and HYG have near identical returns over the … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for January 26, 2015

Click here to view the January 26, 2015 edition of the Global Momentum Guide - Weekly Sector Perspective - The past 10 days have been intense for the financial markets, but the volatility has been focused on currencies. Starting with the Swiss National Bank's decision to end its euro peg, to the ...more
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Market Perspective for January 23, 2015

True to expectations, the currency markets were the center of attention this week with the European Central Bank (ECB) announcing its quantitative easing (QE) program. The central bank will buy 60 billion euros a month worth of assets through September … Continue reading »

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ETF Investor Guide for January 2015

Click here to view the January 2015 ETF Investor Guide. Market Perspective: Questions Abroad Cloud a Strong U.S. Market - Equities finished 2014 on a strong note, but they opened 2015 in a downtrend as concerns about global growth rates increased. In a pattern we've seen play out several times ...more
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