Certified Financial Planner Gary A. Gordon, MS, is the president of Pacific Park Financial, an SEC-registered investment adviser in California. He has more than 25 years of experience as a personal coach in money matters, including risk assessment, small-business development and portfolio management, and has taught finance in Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the U.S. He wrote the draft copy for Maverick Investing, a McGraw-Hill publication, and writes commentary for Seeking Alpha in addition to ETF Expert, for which he also hosts the ETF Expert Radio Podcast.
High-yield bonds and foreign stock ETFs caused a collective stir in July. It was not until the start of September we began to see other asset classes flounder.
Maybe you should be focusing on the bearish turn in small-cap stock ETFs instead of Alibaba.
How can a value-oriented investor commit to overseas stocks when the U.S. dollar is crushing the yen, euro and pound? Here's how.
What do bond buyers see that stock shareholders do not?
If anyone could promise a two-year return in the neighborhood of 65%, you would not care if it happened in a flash or in a slow uptrend. Or would you?
Is it still wise to buy every dip? Commodities, consumer stocks, the banking sector, European equities as well as small-caps might provide a different perspective.
In the volatile first week of August, not every 'risk-on' asset collapsed.
Small company overvaluation as well as emerging market undervaluation are beginning to play a part in current market dynamics.
You do need to maintain stock ETFs in your portfolio, regardless of stretched fundamentals.
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