Having already achieved the distinction of being the longest in U.S. history, and now hitting the 10-year mark, calls regarding the end of the current stock bull market are only intensifying. However, noting that “business cycles do not die from old age alone”, the author of today’s article doesn’t see “any reason why this bull run can’t last another 10 years” – and advocates staying invested in stocks even if one anticipates a recession or bear market this year or next. For more – including the specific type of fund the author recommends now – CLICK HERE.
“It’s tough to go against the crowd when your money’s on the line. Herding–or following said crowd–is much easier to do. Buying what others aren’t, or when others aren’t, takes a special constitution. The constitution of a contrarian.” With that said, the author of today’s article proceeds to identify what may be some of the best investing ideas for contrarians right now – specific funds and stocks from categories and sectors with the worst year-to-date returns. For more, CLICK HERE.
“When it comes to these funds, matching the market means you’re actually beating the market,” declares the author of today’s article in regards to closed-end funds (CEFs). So how can CEFs actually beat the market just by technically meeting the market? The answer, he notes, will not be found in any chart on Yahoo or Google – and he argues that “that’s why so many people ignore CEFs: they’re looking at less than half the real story!” For more, CLICK HERE.
In the wake of Facebook’s recent earnings-driven plunge, panic spread to other FAANG stocks. The author of today’s article sees an opportunity for contrarians in the Facebook panic – and highlights a somewhat under-the-radar (and benchmark-beating) fund as potentially being the best way to take advantage of it. For the fund in question, what makes it a potentially great buy – and the author’s insights on timing a buy – CLICK HERE.
Exchange-traded funds have grown exponentially in number and popularity. After a refresher on ETFs (and their benefits over mutual funds), the author of today’s article turns to the following question: Is there a best time to put your money into an ETF? The answer, according to the findings of a study by Deutsche Bank, is yes there is. What did the investment bank find – and why might it pay to be a contrarian when it comes to ETFs? CLICK HERE.
With the number of exchange-traded funds trading in the U.S. approaching 2,000, how are investors to make fund selections from this vast array of options? Today’s article notes that “While the ETF landscape is big and growing by the day, some funds can be considered the best in their respective categories, and have the potential to maintain those perches over the long term” – and proceeds to highlight what may be the best-in-category funds from across an array of asset classes. For more, CLICK HERE.
The fund highlighted in today’s article “seeks to identify strong sectors, and within those sectors, to identify companies that have the greatest potential for growth.” And its strategy has paid off – the fund beat its benchmark for the past 12-month period and is expected to continue to exhibit strong performance for the remainder of this year and beyond. For more on this fund – which skews towards the types of smaller-cap, domestic companies that are more insulated from ongoing trade concerns – and its selection process, CLICK HERE.
Why invest in a single factor ETF when you can invest in a multifactor ETF? As the author of today’s article notes, “Multifactor funds imitate active strategies that have been successful in the past and reduce risk by diversifying across those that tend to work at different times.” When it comes to selecting a multifactor fund, however, the author cautions that seemingly similar funds can actually behave quite differently for a number of reasons. He proceeds to delve into three multifactor ETFs, all of which he sees as solid options – but one of which might have a slight edge. CLICK HERE.
Against a backdrop of increased market volatility, interest in “safe haven” assets – including precious metals – is increasing. However, today’s article outlines how, “Despite gold’s luster as the place to hide your money during volatile market conditions, silver is more likely to benefit given current positions held by hedge funds.” What are hedge funds doing relative to gold and silver – and how might this activity result in a surge in silver prices if precious metals break out? CLICK HERE.
Of the exchange-traded fund highlighted in today’s article, the author declares that “Quite simply, this is a fund that has a place in just about any portfolio” – whether you are young and new to investing or retired and looking to augment your income stream. The ETF in question has a solid track record of delivering strong returns and above average yields – and does so with a remarkably low expense ratio. For more on this fund – including its methodology, how it can serve the purposes of both younger and older investors, and what may be a little surprising about its holdings – CLICK HERE.