Saturday , 30 May 2020


Asset Allocation

Leveraged ETFs Are Hardwired for Losses – Here’s Why

The most dangerous, wealth-destroying investment in the world is leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETFs). On the surface, these ETFs promise to double or triple the movements of the underlying markets they track...but they'll do anything but. You see, double- and triple-leveraged ETFs (whether long or short) pack a nasty surprise. It's almost unbelievable, actually, and particularly in this volatile market, theses ETFs are hardwired for losses. Here's what I mean.

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Don’t Bail Out of Stocks & Pile Into Cash – Here’s Why

Don't give in to your flight instinct in response to the latest stock market volatility. Running for cover in cash right now promises to be the worst possible move. I know, I know. Cash is supposed to be the ultimate safe haven. A riskless investment, if you will but, in truth, cash is the proverbial "Death Star". [Let me explain why and show you some irrefutable proof.] Words: 544; Charts: 3

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Don’t Abandon Stocks In Spite Of Ongoing Volatility – Here’s Why

Stocks rallied through May this year mostly on expectations of continued easy money from the Federal Reserve but after the Fed indicated last week that tapering could begin as early as this fall, coupled with concerns about Chinese growth, stocks sharply reversed course and Treasury yields spiked. I expect market volatility to last through the summer as investors remain uncertain about the future of monetary policy and the strength of the global recovery. That said, I wouldn’t advocate abandoning stocks. Here's 3 reasons why.

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Stocks: Irrational Exuberance Has Returned! Here’s Why

It wasn't so long ago that irrational exuberance over the housing market had seized investors' logic, and the same thing is happening to US stocks right now. Fair-weather investors are abandoning gold equities and jumping into the US market in the hopes of making an easy buck, just as people bought property near the housing peak hoping to flip it before those adjustable-rate mortgages reset... My advice: don't gamble your savings on the hope that there will be a greater fool who will come along and buy your inflated assets at even higher prices.

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Invest In South Korea – Here’s Why & How (2K Views)

The financial media gives plenty of attention to China and Japan, but one Asian country that just doesn’t seem to receive its due is South Korea. Some of the most-attractive investment opportunities in the world can be found in South Korea. In fact, the average South Korea stock is about 40% cheaper than U.S. stocks on a price-to-earnings basis, trading at an average of 9.6 times trailing earnings compared to 17 times for U.S. stocks.

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