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Category Archives: Exchange Traded Funds

The Donald Can’t Stop It…

Authored by MN Gordon via The Economic Prism blog, The Dow’s march onward and upward toward 30,000 continues without reservation.  New record all-time highs are notched practically every day.  Despite yesterday’s 31-point pullback, the Dow’s up over 15.5 percent year-to-date.  What a remarkable time to be alive. The President, Donald Trump, is pumped!  As Commander […]

Is Bridgewater A Fraud? Here Are The Troubling Questions Posed By Jim Grant

Jim Grant, author of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, first hinted last week that not all is well when it comes to the world’s biggest hedge fund, Ray Dalio’s $160 billion Bridgewater (of which one half is the world’s biggest risk-parity juggernaut). Speaking to Bloomberg last week, Grant said he was “bearish” on Bridgewater because founder […]

Matt King: Global QE And “ETFs Everywhere” Have Created An Unstable, One-Way Market

While the financial industry remains divided over what precisely is the cause of the malaise that affects modern markets, characterized by plunging volumes and trading activity, record low volatility and dispersion, a relentless ascent disconnected from fundamentals, and generally a sense of foreboding doom, manifested by an all time high OMT skew – or record […]

Dumb – And Dumber – Money Keeps Pouring In

Authored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, Someday, stock, bond and real estate valuations will matter again. And the mechanism by which this return to sanity is achieved will probably be the torrent of money now flowing in from people who, for various reasons, don’t care about (or understand) the prices they’re paying. Millennials, for instance, […]

Gold Surges To Six-Week Highs Despite Biggest Fund Outflows In 4 Years

Gold prices just hit $1280. That is the highest since The Fed raised rates in June and follows the best month since February.   However, as the precious metal surged 6% in July, ETF investors abandoned the barbarous relic by the most since May 2013.   As it seems the ETF is seeing notable liquidations… […]

Market “Paralysis” Confirmed – Squeezed Shorts And Anxious Longs Are Fleeing Stocks

For the last two years, short interest in the US stock market's largest ETF has collapsed as bears have been squeezed back to their lowest level of negativity since Q2 2007 (the prior peak in the S&P). But, there's a bigger issue – despite record highs and 'no brainer' dip-buying, anxious longs have dumped S&P […]

Think Small- Bullish breakout for Micro Caps!

  So far this year, Small & Micro Cap ETF’s are lagging the S&P 500. Over the past month the opposite is taking place, as small and micro caps have been stronger. Below takes a peak at micro cap ETF (IWC) and the potential bullish pattern it is attempting to breakout from.   CLICK ON […]

“Mr. Carlson Said One Of His Clients Had 40% Of His Net Worth In Apple”

The WSJ has a good article explaining how schizophrenic the tech rally this year has been, with shares of giant tech firms “cropping up everywhere” in the universe of factor-based strats, even contradictory ones. Some examples: “Apple is in five low-volatility ETFs with a collective $14 billion and nine momentum ETFs with $17.7 billion, according […]

“It’s Not An ETF” – Industry Expert Warns, Be Wary Of The Skyrocketing Bitcoin Fund

Authored by Sumit Roy via ETF.com, Bitcoin is flying. Prices for the digital currency briefly topped $2,800 in May, the latest milestone in what's become a parabolic move higher. Consider these figures: In the past month, bitcoin is up 68%; year-to-date, it's up 154%; over the past year, it's up 350%; and over the past […]

GDXJ’s Epic Rebalance – It’s Knife-Catching Time

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, Do you remember the opening scene of the movie Trainspotting? Renton tries to give up heroin. He decides to kick his junk habit cold turkey, and boards himself in his room. Even before he starts to feel the symptoms of withdrawal, Renton has ripped off the […]