• You Could House Your Money in This Fund

    Consistent followers of the ETF Talk will recognize this week’s return to the world of real estate investment trusts (REITs).

  • Bogle’s Bad Views on ETFs

    At the crux of Bogle’s criticism is that ETFs are too tradable, and that the ability to buy and sell ETFs so easily, and at any time of the day, makes them too tempting for investors to do the wrong thing by being too active with their money.

  • Are We Headed for Another 1937-Style Recession?

    Just as the economy was recovering from the Great Depression in the 1930s, suddenly industrial production fell by 32%, unemployment rose to 20% and the stock market fell in half.

  • A Simple Strategy for Tracking the ‘Big Catalysts’

    It may sound pretty simple, but many people tend to overlook the calendar as a source of catalysts that can propel a stock or call option higher.

  • Honoring the Legacy of Singapore’s ‘George Washington’

    On Monday, the world lost one of the most prominent, controversial and arguably most effective political leaders of the last 60 years, Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. He passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital at the | Read More »

  • Is the Market Ready to Blossom?

    By Bryan Perry, new Eagle Financial Publications Investment Expert The latest Fed policy statement was like music to the ears of stock market participants. In sum, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told attendees at a packed post-Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) | Read More »

  • S&P Investing on the Cheap

    This week’s ETF Talk returns us to the realm of large American companies.

  • The Bull Stampedes in the China Shop

    While stocks in the United States enjoyed a strong week of Fed-induced upside, there was a much bigger bullish move this week in China.

  • Just What the Money Doctor Ordered

    Expect more money to be spent to pay for senior citizens’ medical expenses, nursing homes, etc.

  • Capitalizing on Deflation to Drive Profits -- and It’s More Than Just Oil

    Capitalizing on Deflation to Drive Profits — and It’s More Than Just Oil

    If you assumed that oil prices were the only culprit behind the deflation we are seeing, then you’d be missing something.

  • Why My #1 Bet on Europe Is Soaring: 'I Told You So'

    Why My #1 Bet on Europe Is Soaring: ‘I Told You So’

    It was just over a month ago that I appeared on the Fox Business Network and recommended that U.S. investors put their money to work in Europe. To say that my recommendation was greeted with skepticism would be an understatement. After all, as | Read More »

  • Fed Seeks Happy Medium

    The upcoming Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting scheduled for March 17-18 should be a lively discussion among the voting member Fed governors.

  • Casting a Wide Net on Growth

    The first idea that might come to the mind of a rookie investor would be to invest in companies that seem most likely to grow significantly and benefit from a resulting rise in their share prices.

  • The Dollar’s Feeling Strong as an Ox

    During the past 12 months, the dollar’s value has soared about 25% against the combined euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian dollar, Swedish krona and Swiss franc.

  • How to be the Next Millionaire Next Door

    If you want to be wealthy, live below your means.” – Paul Merriman A few days ago, Thomas Stanley, author of “The Millionaire Next Door,” died in a car accident at the age of 71. I met Mr. Stanley at the Atlanta Investment | Read More »

  • Breaking Down What the Apple Watch Means for Apple

    Apple has a history of shifting the landscape. Its iPod not only shook up, but shattered, the way consumers bought and listened to music.

  • Be the ‘Alpha Dog’ with this Hedge Fund ETF

    When it comes to leadership qualities, it helps to be an “alpha.” The same applies in the world of investing. In the language of finance, “alpha” refers to the amount by which a portfolio outperforms its underlying index, adjusted for | Read More »

  • Making Sense of Conflicting Employment and Market Data

    By Bryan Perry, new Eagle Financial Publications Investment Expert Friday’s jobs data is showing a big pop of 295,000 new non-farm payroll hires — well above the Wall Street consensus of 240,000 such jobs. The results put bond investors in | Read More »

  • This Fund is Always Golden

    The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) gives investors the capability of investing in physical gold bullion without having to handle buying and selling it themselves.

  • Stocks Stall, Bonds Fall and the Dollar Spikes

    The February jobs report was the big news this week, and the better-than-expected data caused traders to fear the Federal Reserve might pull the trigger on that long-awaited interest rate hike as soon as June.