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.
Apple increased its stock buyback program by 50% and raised its dividend by 8%. Are other tech companies increasing the cash that they earn to shareholders? You bet!
Natural gas, energy infrastructure, oil equipment, "fracking," energy production -- sub-sector energy ETFs have been rocketing higher. How long can it last?
Some think the S&P 500 is poised for an additional 20% in 2014 based on a rotation from bonds into stocks. Here's why they're wrong.
If investors want to see price gains in their portfolios, they will need to broaden their horizons by looking at overseas opportunities.
Falling bond yields suggest eight months of declining home sales and years of stagnant wages may be weighing on risk-takers.
Here's how to play the strength in stocks and bonds against the economy.
Remember the numerous calls for the yellow metal to fall below $1,000 per ounce? Now the spot price is close to $1,372.
Can we really attribute all of the horrendously weak economic news to icy pavements and polar vortexes?
One should at least question the reasons behind the super-sized confidence in certain assets.
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