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  • Why A Simple And Timeless Model Fails To Impress [View article]
    Somehow I just knew by the end of this article we were going to get teased with a...but my model works better than yours.
    Nov 13 12:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Aristocrat Investing 2013 [View article]
    Ploutos - As soon as I read about the new Dividend Aristocrats ETF yesterday, I thought of you and this particular article. I look forward to looking at the new issue. Thanks again for all you do.
    Jul 23 06:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When Equal Weight Makes Sense [View article]
    Good article and comments. Thank you.
    Jun 8 09:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity Momentum - May 2013 [View article]
    Always look forward to your insight
    May 7 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fixed Income Momentum - April 2013 [View article]
    Don't forget about the SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Crossover Corporate Bond ETF (XOVR) which combines the bottom tier of investment-grade corporates (BBB) with the top tier of high yield corporates (BB). Although Morningstar classifies it in the "High Yield Bond" category, it offers a higher degree of rating safety than JNK, HYG or HYS.
    Apr 3 01:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lowest VIX Close Since Day Before Biggest VIX Spike Ever [View article]
    I'm curious jacobeast, why don't you like VXX?
    Mar 14 04:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Aristocrat Investing 2013 [View article]
    Cranky: Thanks for your response.
    Feb 26 01:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Aristocrat Investing 2013 [View article]
    Good info here Ploutos. While I have utilized SDY previously, I am curious what your thoughts are on VIG as well.
    Feb 25 09:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Can't Have It Both Ways Regarding The Expansion Of Online Retail [View article]
    Good article Paulo. Another potential slowdown in the online retail space may be coming if Congress, in their never ending desire for additional tax revenue, requires both Federal and State sales tax be collected on all online purchases. A recent article indicated both Democrats and Republicans favor such a tax.
    Feb 20 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Small Cap Stock Index For You [View article]
    Thanks Ploutos, good article. I'd be curious to hear your views on VB now that they are using the CRSP smallcap index (which I believe is the old 9-10 index).
    Feb 19 12:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Market Dynamic: Sell Love, Buy Hatred [View article]
    Interesting article with additional wisdom from many of the comments. Thank you Paulo.
    Feb 17 09:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PowerShares expands its Low Volatility ETF suite with 2 new ETFs: S&P MidCap Low Volatility (XMLV) and S&P SmallCap Low Volatility (XSLV). The ETFs come with a 0.25% expense ratios, in line with counterpart IDLV (0.25%) and SPLV (0.25%), and slightly less than EELV (0.29%). Over the recent 1-year period, SPLV returned 16.36%, 68 basis points better than SPY, with an SD of just 8.6% vs. 12.8% for SPY. (pdf[View news story]
    Smart decision for PowerShares. Hoping they will also introduce High Beta versions for both, in order to extend a momentum strategy to domestic midcap and smallcap positions.
    Feb 15 08:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Aristocrat Investing [View article]
    Thanks Samiamaustin!
    Feb 14 07:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equal-Weighted S&P 500 And The Apple Impact [View article]

    Isn't RSP really a MidCap in sheep's clothing? Charting RSP and IJH together shows the correlation of approximately 98-99% visually. They share the same Sharpe and Sortino ratios. One big difference is an expense ratio of 0.40% on RSP vs 0.15% on IJH, or even 0.10% on VO.
    Feb 11 12:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity/Fixed Income Momentum - February 2013 [View article]
    Excellent strategies Ploutos. You have produced the most interesting research of anyone on SA. Your articles are always clear, well written and easy to verify. I thank you for openly sharing your ideas with us as I always learn something new, even after more than three decades in the business.

    Quick question. I'm concerned about using GOVT, for too many reasons. Any thoughts on substituting the Bill Gross' BOND ETF in place of GOVT?

    Thank you.
    Feb 4 02:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment