• Brokers and financial advisors are becoming increasingly obsolete. Should you just cut out the high cost professional and let artificial intelligence manage your money? In the old days of investing, you needed to work through a broker who charged you a commission every time you made a trade. Then, the [...]
  • Exciting news if you’re a follower of this blog. ETF Focus is moving to bigger and better things! ETF Focus is being picked up by TheStreet.com! The migration will likely take place within the next week or so and will expand the potential exposure of this site in a huge [...]
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    Market momentum is beginning to shift away from U.S. equities and towards international equities. Emerging markets, in particular, are looking attractive as the falling dollar has fueled gains. Developed markets aren’t looking quite as strong but I expect a long overdue period of outperformance could be in store as long as [...]
  • Several precious metals analysts are noting that gold prices could be poised to jump as much as $300 an ounce. Over the past three months, gold prices have hovered right around the $1500 level despite a backdrop that has seen a lot of volatility in Treasuries. With bond and gold [...]
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    While most equity sectors, both large-cap and small-cap, remain above their 200-day moving averages, most of the other indicators are flashing sell signals. Small-caps have outperformed over the past month with many of the cyclical and trade-sensitive sectors leading the way. Trade optimism is perhaps the biggest factor leading stocks [...]
  • The long-awaited Brexit deal is finally in place and while it still has to make its way through Parliament, it looks like a major source of uncertainty is finally being lifted off of the Eurozone. United Kingdom stocks are up about 1.5% in premarket trading and up just over 11% [...]
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    Not a whole lot of change here compared to last week. Most signals suggest that equities are still a buy while bonds are a sell despite all sitting above their 200-day moving averages. Small-caps are more of a mixed bag. Trade optimism is a bullish signal but the technicals aren’t [...]
  • Last Friday, I picked up some shares of the KraneShares China Internet ETF (KWEB). It invests in a portfolio of China-based companies whose primary businesses are in the Internet and Internet-related sectors. Top holdings include Alibaba (BABA), Tencent (TCEHY), Baidu (BIDU), JD.com (JD) and Netease (NTES). It’s not a large position and I [...]
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    Stocks have mostly drifted gently downward over the past several trading days but most indicators are still suggesting the bulls are in control. Large-caps, with the exception of health care and energy, are all flashing buy signals. Small-caps are more mixed as the brief run of outperformance looks to have [...]
  • One of the biggest stories in the financial markets today is the White House contemplating limiting or completely choking off investment into China.   China stocks have plunged on the rumor with China ETFs down 4-8% from just their earlier September highs.   The natural reaction to this news (along [...]

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