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Fat Tails Everywhere? Profiling Extreme Returns: Part III
Article By: James Picerno Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:02 AM EDT
Bonds are often the first choice for minimizing tail risk in investment portfolios, and for good reason.
In this article: VBMFX, IEF, LQD
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Understanding The US Aggregate Bond Index And Its ETFs
Article By: ValueWalk Sunday, May 31, 2020 10:29 AM EDT
The Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index is a benchmark that measures performance of the US dollar denominated, investment-grade bonds. It's for the bond market what the S&P 500 index is for the equity market.
In this article: SCHZ, BND, VBMFX, AGG
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The Message From The Stock/Bond Ratio
Article By: Chris Ciovacco Monday, July 29, 2019 4:38 PM EDT
The S&P 500 recently spent 18 weeks below the 23-week moving average and then printed 15 consecutive weekly closes above the 23-week, which indicates a significant and sustained shift in the market’s perception of future economic outcomes.
In this article: VBMFX, VFINX, SPX, TLT
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Junk Bonds Continue To Lead US Fixed-Income Rally In 2019
Article By: James Picerno Friday, April 26, 2019 9:32 AM EDT
Maybe the market is simply ignoring the caveats in pursuit of what’s considered easy money. Whatever the explanation, there’s no denying junk’s bull market of late.
In this article: BND, VBMFX, VFINX, VWEHX, VCLT, JNK
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EC Prospects For International Stocks, Value Stocks, And Bonds In The New Year
Article By: Tom Madell Tuesday, January 3, 2017 9:10 PM EDT
Investors may be pondering what the tumultuous changes that occurred in 2016 mean to their portfolios. Political/economic events may result in a shift in returns, especially from international stocks, value stocks, and bonds.
In this article: DXJ, HEDJ, PFRAX, TBGVX, VBMFX, VEIEX, VFIIX, VGTSX, VIGRX, VISGX, VISVX, VIVAX, VTIBX, VTSMX, VWO, VXUS
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Is Precious Metals Stock Volatility Worth The Diversification Benefit To Your Portfolio?
Article By: Lorimer Wilson Monday, September 12, 2016 4:20 PM EDT
While there are definite diversification benefits to holding precious metals stocks in a portfolio it begs the question: "Can you handle the boom-bust nature of these highly volatile stocks?"
In this article: VBMFX, VFINX, VGPMX
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Surprising Facts Revealed By A Portfolio Analyzing Tool
Article By: Tom Madell Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:20 PM EDT
Using a portfolio "backtesting" tool can uncover unpleasant realities that many investors are likely to be ignoring.
In this article: VBMFX, VFINX, VGTSX, VTSMX
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E How To Build A Simple Retirement Plan
Article By: Doug Carey Thursday, August 25, 2016 4:28 PM EDT
At some point, most investors will depend on at least a portion of their retirement savings to generate income.
In this article: FFFFX, VBMFX, VGTSX, VTSMX, VXUS, VTI Also: APU, CMP, CVX, EMR, HCN, KO, NVS, SO, BND
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EC Weak Economic Data Aligns With Market’s Primary Trend
Article By: Chris Ciovacco Monday, February 29, 2016 1:24 PM EDT
The economy continues to produce mixed signals for investors; some data looks good and some not so good.
In this article: VBMFX, AGG, RSP, SPY, SPX
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Stocks: A Countertrend Rally Or New Bullish Trend?
Video By: Chris Ciovacco Saturday, February 27, 2016 12:11 PM EDT
In this week's video we'll answer the question, we dealing with the counter trend rally or is this starting to look like a new bullish trend.
In this video: VBMFX, AGG, RSP, SPY, SPX
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Bear Market Risks Are Increasing Rapidly
Video By: Chris Ciovacco Saturday, January 16, 2016 9:20 AM EDT
In this week's video we'll show why the charts and no hard data are telling that bear markets risks are increasing at a rapid rate.
In this video: VBMFX, FXY, IEF, SPY, TLT, SPX, NYA
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Talk Of A Stock Market Crash – How Concerned Should We Be?
Article By: Chris Ciovacco Monday, May 11, 2015 1:36 PM EDT
Given the almost limitless number of variables, forecasting in the financial markets is very difficult. While anything is possible at any time, markets typically offer some advance warning before a crash.
In this article: SPX, NYA, SPY, DJI, JNK, TLT, IWM, VBMFX, VIX
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Is Energy About To Take Off?
Article By: Chris Ciovacco Monday, April 20, 2015 1:30 PM EDT
The energy sector ETF (XLE) dropped 28% from its June 2014 high to the 2015 low. Last week, XLE completed the third and last step needed for a trend change.
In this article: XLE, SPX, NYA, EEM, XHB, IBB, VEU, IJR, VIX, VBMFX, RSP, SPY, IWO, RDS-A
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Are The Bulls & Bears About To Resolve Their Standoff?
Video By: Chris Ciovacco Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:21 PM EDT
The weight of the evidence...and some of our chess moves.
In this video: SPY, NYA, XHB, EEM, VWO, ACWI, VV, IBB, VEU, IJR, VIX, VBMFX, RSP, IWD
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What Is A Key Ratio Saying About Stock Market Risk?
Article By: Chris Ciovacco Thursday, March 5, 2015 3:40 PM EDT
If you knew (or thought) a bear market in stocks was just around the corner, would you prefer to be invested in 100% stocks or 100% bonds?
In this article: SPX, VBMFX, AGG
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The New Enhanced Bond Rotation Strategy With Adaptive Bond Allocation
Article By: Logical Invest Saturday, February 21, 2015 11:08 PM EDT
The banks and Federal Reserve have been constantly wrong about their predictions on rising rates for five years, so be skeptical of any rate predictions. This new way to calculate allocations results in a considerably improved Sharpe ratio of the strategy.
In this article: SPY, TLT, CWB, TLH, JNK, AGG, PCY, BOND, SHY, VUSTX, PRHYX, RPIBX, VCVSX, VBMFX
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