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Brad Zigler's stints as a contributing editor for the Corporate Communications Broadcast Network, the Journal of Indexes, and CRB Trader set the stage for his role as managing editor of Hard Assets Investor and later as alternative investments editor of Registered Rep. magazine, the most ... more


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EC Banks Serving Up Big Gains
Rotation into financials favors smaller lenders.
Does Stock Risk Need To Be Collared Now?
With the HYG/LQD ratio falling, hedging against a drop in SPY can be done for little or no cost.
Alpha In The Alternative ETF Space
Four alt funds outperformed in September.
No Sign, Yet, Of Big Momentum’s Death
How long before the growth-to-value shift becomes universal?
Large-Cap Growth’s Been A Great Ride
Twenty years ago, large-cap equity’s risk-adjusted returns lagged that of middle-tier stocks, but big stocks, heavily skewed toward technology and healthcare, have since taken the lead over four subsequent time frames.
Alternative Investment ETFs Up Modestly
A trio of funds benefit from inflationary expectations.
EC Clean Energy Funds Outperforming Traditional Oil And Gas ETFs
Renewable energy provides light in an otherwise dark market.
CPI Falling Short Of Its Goal To Beat Inflation
A self-avowed inflation hedge needs a tune-up.
Online Retailers Boosting ETF Returns
In-store sales are withering. Online retailers are cashing in.
EC Have Bonds Broken To The Up Side?
The TLT fund’s pattern seems to say ‘yes’.
Alternative Investments: Commodities On The Medals Podium
Gold has moved atop the monthly alternative investments (“alts”) leader board, outperforming the S&P 500 Index by nearly than 200 basis points. Gold’s year-to-date performance has been even more impressive.
EC Concentration Risk Reaching Historic Levels
Concentration, like leverage, is a two-edged sword. It magnifies returns when heavily weighted stocks are favored, but is a drag when investors shun those issues.
EC The Real Inflation Story
The Fed’s thumb on the rate scale has set nominal yields and inflationary expectations on opposite trajectories, creating a bullish environment for commodities that don’t figure highly in the CPI.
Gold Miners Too Bullish?
Miners’ current bullishness is a likely set-up for a pullback. Will it be on the scale of the 2016 sell-off?
Get The Information On Your Active ETF
Look beyond a fund’s published alpha.
EC Mid-Year Appraisal Of Alternative ETFs
Most are outperforming the broad market.
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