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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Global Market Rally Continues [View article]
    Market IMO is up too much too fast. Could get a small retracement or it does a lot of digesting for the rest mf the year.
    Dec 19, 2014. 08:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Long Volatility Trade Is Up 23% In 2 Weeks; Is There More Panic Ahead? [View article]
    Bingo!! MWinMD nails it IMO.
    Dec 14, 2014. 09:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Adaptive Asset Allocation: Simulation And Experimentation With ETFs [View article]
    Nice results but I don't think I would like (the risk) of putting all my eggs into 1 fund based on a 3 month look back out of a pool of only 6 ETFs. (mostly U.S. equity) But....the results are impressive.

    This one holds the top three using a 4 month lookback.
    Dec 9, 2014. 03:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • UBS launches a new hedged S&P 500 ETF [View news story]
    Impressive index. Of course its backtesting - but nice. Very complicated instrument. Attempts to fix the contango roll losses in the volatility portion of VQT product. Definitely should keep an eye on this one.
    Dec 9, 2014. 02:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intriguing ETF Idea To Hedge A Frothy Market [View article]
    The immediate problem with this fund is it's not liquid enough. It's volume is too low as to be investable right now. Funds that are not popular and with low volume and assets are often in danger of closing. Unfortunately some funds don't catch on and become viable, and unless there is some major marketing effort from its sponsor it remains in a danger zone from an investment standpoint.
    Dec 7, 2014. 12:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intriguing ETF Idea To Hedge A Frothy Market [View article]
    BTAL, an Excellent hedge with little or no erosion.

    Volume and AUM is terrible though. Another case of an excellent but unloved and overlooked ETF...
    Dec 7, 2014. 08:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy And Hold: The Perfect And The Imperfect [View article]
    But one could also posit that the investor who bought in December is buying (putting new money to work) for the new year. Early birds get the worm?
    Dec 4, 2014. 06:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Stocks Really The Only Game In Town? [View article]
    Gary, is that index publicly available to view? Can't seem to find it.
    Dec 4, 2014. 08:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Doing The Unthinkable: Going Long Volatility [View article]
    Agree, let the VIX futures tell you when to go long. Not your gut or the siren call of those 52 week lows in the VIX ETN/ETF landscape. Those happen all the time.
    Dec 4, 2014. 07:54 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Diversified, Safer Way To Hedge Against Stocks Using ETFs [View article]
    This index could be successful idea for an ETF. There is no diversified hedging ETF/ETN products. I think Gartman tried it with his ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk off product, symbol "OFF". It and its "risk on" sibling ONN were based on some exotic indexes that had lots of different asset class holdings, which can be the tricky part - as todays equity hedge may become tomorrows equity drag. But still a good idea IMO.
    Nov 26, 2014. 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Ahead? Sector Rotation In Market And Economic Cycles [View article]
    XRO is now defunct. SCTO is a new sector rotation ETF:
    Nov 23, 2014. 02:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Finally! A Cyber Security ETF [View article]
    About PureFunds:
    Nov 14, 2014. 08:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF: Fat Yield, Short Life [View article]
    Check box for "Show complete list data...",...then Look under "Diversified Emerging Markets". Self discovery for due diligence is always more rewarding:
    Nov 12, 2014. 05:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF: Fat Yield, Short Life [View article]
    There is in fact an emerging market ETF that beats all the ones mentioned here in this article.
    Nov 11, 2014. 07:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Contrarian Delight: Maybe Last Chance To Invest Or Hedge With UVXY At All Time Lows [View article]
    Not trolls - just better informed investors when it comes to VIX products. The "trolls" actually know the product and its inherent historical risk and are trying to share their knowledge to neophyte readers who don't know the risk - of following your advice.
    Nov 9, 2014. 08:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment