Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Emerging markets contain more than 40% of the world’s population and now account for about one third of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP). And that number keeps growing. Yet most of these countries… Read More

Will it ever end? It seems like one day the Dow Jones Industrial Average swings up +200 points and then gaps down -300 points the next. Several weeks of that is enough to make most investors nauseous. But a simple change in attitude can fix all of… Read More

During my former days as a financial advisor, I’d occasionally get a call or email from someone in our “Alternative Investments” department trying to drum up business. Invariably, they wanted me to deposit my clients’ assets into a specialized hedge fund utilizing one esoteric strategy or another. Quite… Read More

It’s no secret. Markets have been tanking. Investors are fearful that the debt crisis in Europe will derail the recovery. As many analysts predict slower economic growth or a “new normal” in the years ahead, high dividend stocks could replace growth… Read More

Earlier this month, gold prices hit an all-time high, as the yellow metal fetched more than $1,240 an ounce. Yet gold bugs still think the price can hit even higher highs, back to the nearly $2,000 per ounce figure hit in the 1980s, on an inflation-adjusted basis. That could spell… Read More