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The Value Strategy tracks the performance of two versions of the “Simple Asset Class ETF Value Strategy” (SACEVS), which seeks diversification across …

S&P 500 Forward Earnings At Record High (excerpt)

S&P 500 Forward Earnings At Record High (excerpt)<p>I am a big believer in the notion that the stock market discounts forward earnings, which is the …

Smart(er) money betting on copper

The terrific Asbury Research recently featured how commercial hedgers have made a huge bet on copper. Although some may disagree, it's generally …

GDX: What The Heck Happened?

If you’re like some gold bugs I know, you thought buying the cow was a great gold strategy. Unfortunately, you probably got killed.<p>The problem, of …

Investing

Transports Worry Me Up Here

I think now is probably a good time to bring up the Dow Jones Transportation Average running up into its May highs. These fresh closing highs in …

Stock Markets

Corn Futures Tumble to 2 ½-Year Low

Corn futures slid 3.4%Tuesday, pressured by favorable weather for the U.S. crop<p>CHICAGO—Corn futures slid 3.4% to a fresh 2 ½-year low Tuesday, pressured by favorable weather for the U.S. crop as it enters a critical growth stage.<p>Heavier-than-expected rain in parts of Iowa on Monday night helped …

How Not To Make a Mutual Fund

<b>No Pain, No Gain</b><br>Of all fund types, market-neutral* seems to be the least useful. To be sure, other fund categories are riskier or more gimmicky or …

Investing