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.
If you are light on foreign holdings and if you have cash to put to work, consider EWU.
It's unclear if investors are embracing the Fed's expressed confidence.
Think short-term hedging, defense and multiple assets.
Investors who allocated a portion of their capital abroad have been experiencing a whole lot of performance envy lately.
One has to wonder if we may be witnessing a last hurrah for stocks tied to household consumption.
The herd appears to be ignoring the reality that it is buying stocks near all-time highs while simultaneously dismissing the potential of commodities after years of disappointment.
Exchange-traded fund enthusiasts are not throwing in the towel when it comes to the pursuit of higher yielding income, whether it comes from junk bonds, master limited partnerships or multi-asset funds.
When things go wrong you have to cut underperformers, even your favorites, and invest in something else.
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