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We're Not in Kansas Anymore!

April 29, 2013 – Comments (0)

As Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore.”   Well, the stock market has definitely left Kansas.  It is no longer the quite and comfortable environment that greeted our parents and grandparents.  The investment environment in the new millennium is vastly different than the go-go years of the 1980s and 90s.  Prices are being manipulated by forces that were not even imagined even a few years ago.  Three of the driver that make this market different are discussed below.   [more]



Do Low Volatility ETFs Live Up to Their Hype?

April 07, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SPY , USMV , SPLV

Low volatility ETFs have become the rage lately.  Powershares started the fad back in May of 2011 with their S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV).  The SPLV invests in the 100 stocks within the S&P 500 that have had the lowest volatility during the last 12 months.   [more]

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