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  • 3D Systems Is Most Certainly A Good Buy In 2014 [View article]
    I haven't read the article from Barrons yet, but DDD along with other names in the space have gotten too far ahead of themselves over the past year. Investors are now weighing fact and reality and that is why the price has fallen almost $30 from its peak. However, the long term is certainly bright and I think this is a great long term hold as 3D printers will see increasing demand as prices come down and its functionality extends.
    Mar 8 01:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Turn To Low-Volatility ETFs During Market Uncertainty? Part 1 [View article]
    HilarinFelder,

    Yes, you are correct. As I highlighted in my article, volatility has been nonexistent over the past 5 years, really since 2008. Most of these ETFs started up in past 2 years or so and since the markets had no real volatile movements, they underperformed slightly. However, as we have seen in recent weeks, volatility is coming back and I think as easing is taken off the table and this bull market grows older, these ETFs will start to outperform. It is my belief that these ETFs will help long term investors better withstand the future markets, while still remaining invested.
    Feb 9 05:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Turn To Low-Volatility ETFs During Market Uncertainty? Part 1 [View article]
    Larry,

    Those are good holdings you have. Contains solid exposure to US and world markets, while helping take the edge off during time of uncertainty. I would agree with you that holding these ETFs makes sense in any market, due to the fact that at some point, the markets will face uncertainty and recession. Good picks! Stay tuned for my second part due out by monday hopefully.
    Feb 9 01:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Turn To Low-Volatility ETFs During Market Uncertainty? Part 1 [View article]
    Yes there are fears that further easing would hit dividend stocks. However, that would hit "high yielders" more hard such as utility stocks, preferred stocks, in addition to bonds and fixed income. Solid large cap dividend equities are for long term stability in the portfolio. And while they would be hit from loss of easing, everything in the market gets hit without easing because stimulus money is taken out of the market. This ETF finds the most conservative names out of that list of large cap dividend stocks and creating a portfolio of stocks that are suitable for protection during downtrends or periods of uncertainty.
    Feb 7 12:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Turn To Low-Volatility ETFs During Market Uncertainty? Part 1 [View article]
    keu4bike,

    Certainly these investments could be held regardless of the state of the Vix, however as I stated in the article, if volatility is very low such as how it has been in the past 5 years, I would say your standard index funds would do the job. The low volatility ETFs really become a solid play and more advantageous than regular index funds during periods of increased Vix.
    Feb 7 12:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are We Close To Selling The USD? [View article]
    Technicals on the futures charts certainly say there is more upside potential and it appears that the continuing weakening of the yen is a major support to the bull's thesis. However, as you said, mixed data could be a problem if there is a larger slowdown beginning. Until more data proves otherwise, long USD.
    May 17 11:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Sell-Off In Gold Has Become Plain Silly [View article]
    A stronger dollar is bad news for gold bulls. With the USD at multiyear highs, stock markets rallying to all time highs in the US and Japan, there is less appeal for "safety" plays. Gold's long term stance still remains bullish as central banks continue to print money.
    May 17 11:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Be Investing In Russia? [View article]
    Just found an interview with Jim Rogers on Russia that came out today, check it out: http://yhoo.it/RWRlea
    Sep 14 11:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Shrugs Off Recalls, Focuses On International Markets [View article]
    Fundamental data is available through numerous sites on the web like Google Finance and Yahoo Finance, to name a few basic ones.
    Sep 10 03:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Only European Investment To Consider [View article]
    Sorry about the typo, I have submitted the correction.
    Sep 9 02:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Only European Investment To Consider [View article]
    Yes, they are in the EU but they do not use the Euro. Therefore, since they have their own central bank and can set their own interest rates, monetary policy, etc, they have been able to relatively independent from the ECB and the bond program.
    Sep 9 02:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Under Armour: An Excellent Short Opportunity? [View article]
    jefsut: As of right now, I am waiting to make a trade on UA until I get a confirmation of a breakout or breakdown. UA broke resistance but seems to be retesting it as support. If UA is able to form a base with the resistance turned support, we may continue to see higher prices. However, with the principles described in this article and an overall weakening of the overall trend in the market, my guess is UA will have a hard time continuing to fly at high valuations.
    Aug 14 02:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Under Armour: An Excellent Short Opportunity? [View article]
    I like this article. UA is overvalued and certainly is worth a look to short. Thank you for bringing this idea to light.
    Aug 14 12:26 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Stars Are Aligning For This Retailer [View article]
    You forgot to mention the massive short float against OfficeMax. However, the stock is breaking out today which makes me believe that this could be a big short squeeze opportunity if the breakout holds, nice article.
    Aug 8 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deep Out Of The Money Puts To Buy For Portfolio Insurance [View article]
    Nice article. I am short Comcast right now but that is certainly a short term position. I am only catching the correction that is happening right now but certainly it could be a longer term buy.
    Aug 8 10:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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