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Herb Blank is a senior quantitative analyst at ValuEngine and senior consultant and practice leader in the Global Finesse Product Strategy and Implementations Consulting Practice. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial ... more

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Bear Market Rally Or Nascent Bull: What Should Investors Do Now?
July has begun with the seedlings of a rally. Time will tell whether it’s a bear market rally or the start of a new bullish period. At this crossroads, advisors need to be even more mindful than usual of investor objectives.
Benchmark Review Following A Hell Of A First Half - What To Look For Going Forward
A review of the first half of 2022 in the context of history and market collapses from decades past. Also a look at what held up best and where to allocate core assets now.
Investor Anxiety As Bear Market May Give Way To Recession
Most investors seem convinced that a significant near-term recession is inevitable and as the bear gets worse, cash may be the safest place for their money. We disagree and suggest other courses of action.
Values-Driven ETFs For American Conservatives
Investors concerned primarily with the environment and/or social change are not the only groups looking to align their investments with personal convictions and values.
The Many Faces Of QQQ
The history of QQQ, Invesco QQQ Trust, is that it was a game-changer from the very start.
Why Pay More For Your Investments?
Many iconic ETFs have substitutes that are large enough to be well past viability and liquid enough to satisfy the needs of most investors.
Macroeconomic And Geopolitical Shifts - Strategic Or Tactical?
Between inflation skyrocketing beyond expectations, the drumbeats of war, and global sanctions on Russian Oil, macroeconomic and geopolitical themes have dominated the 2022 stock market.
2nd Quarter US Benchmark ETF Update
The first quarter was rather turbulent. But given the unexpected burst of inflation and the savage Russian invasion of Ukraine, the final price reading of the S&P 500 of -5.2% comes almost as a relief.
Checking The Boxes: ESG ETFs Vs. Impact Investing
ESG ETFs generally eliminate companies rated as having above-average ESG risk exposures. Impact investors want more accountability.
Beware Of BITO And GSG: Which ETFs Are True Stores Of Value During Market Declines?
Some experts argue that Bitcoin futures strategy "ETFs" such as BITO are "stores of value" and will help grow wealth when the S&P 500 declines. My analysis disagrees and recommends other vehicles as true stores of value to compliment US Stocks.
ETFs For Gender-Lens Investing
Let’s look at the four ETFs promoting gender diversity and inclusion.
Wealth Preservation, Income And Growth Objectives In A Black Swan Environment
We have a full-on Black Swan Environment. So where should investors consider putting money now?
Impact Investors And Contrarians Can Unite Behind Clean Energy ETFs
Most taxonomies of responsible investing today make a distinction between ESG investing, aka ESG-Aware investing, and Impact Investing. Somewhere between the two lies Fossil-Fuel-Free Investing.
Experts Take Notice: Actively Managed Value ETFs Outperform Again
Many active managers outperformed their benchmarks in the past 12 months and over the past 5 years.
Regulatory Ruling Is A Game Changer For ETF Industry
I predict this is going to be even more of a game changer for the ETF industry than the passage of “the ETF Rule” SEC Regulation 6(c) 11 in 2019.   
ETFs For Redeploying Core Equity Allocations In 2022
The question for investors concerned with a downturn is what to do and if reallocation from assets committed to core equity is required, how much should be reallocated and where should these assets go?
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