September 2010

Insane Pattern: Stocks Gain More on First Day of Month Than Rest of Month Combined

September 30, 2010

My cover is blown.  Months ago, I figured out what I believe to be the most insanely profitable and market-edge strategies of all time.  Imagine being able to go to the casino and play Roulette with as much money as you like but instead of the house having a small advantage over you due to […]

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Student Housing REIT – Perfect Combination of Yield, Stability and Price Gains

September 29, 2010

A buddy of mine has been making a killing in college housing for years.  Unlike what has happened to the residential real estate market, the college housing market has been largely insulated from both the initial bubble and the subsequent crash.  Why?  Well, valuations are based on actual cash-flows (real money) and not speculation, flipping […]

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ETFs on the Move – Sectors and Strategies

September 19, 2010

Each week I publish the week’s hottest ETFs across various sectors and employing various strategies.  For the prior week, we saw the S&P500 (SPY) gain 1.4%, while gold bullion (GLD) touched a new record.  Meantime, Treasuries sold off a bit and mortgage rates crept up, which is of no help to an anemic housing market. […]

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The 7 Deadly Sins of ETF Investing – Are You Guilty?

September 12, 2010

ETF Investing holds many obvious benefits over individual stock-picking and several factors make ETFs Better Than Mutual Funds.  However, this often lulls retail investors (and even institutional investors and professional money managers) into a false sense of complacency in that they think they’re entering into a particular type of investment or strategy and the results […]

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Hottest ETFs of the Week

September 11, 2010

With September historically being the worst of the 12 months for equities investors, this September is bucking the trend, with the S&P500 (SPY) up 5.23% month to date.  For the prior week, the S&P500 gained 1.8% and Treasury Bonds lost ground following this week’s Treasury auctions, with mortgage rates coming off their historic lows and […]

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Worst ETFs of 2010 – You’ll Be Surprised

September 10, 2010

While 2010 has to date been a relatively flat year for the developed market indices and some of the emerging markets are up big, like the Colombia stock market, there has definitely been some volatility in particular sectors like Financials, Real Estate, Bonds and Treasuries.  At first glance, you might expect that the worst performing […]

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Colombia ETF Up 50% YTD – Here’s Why

September 9, 2010

While much talk of hot Latin American economies has focused around the Frontier Markets up 22% on the year, Colombia’s ETF (GXG) is up even more on the year, just breaching a 50% gain for the year.  This, in a roughly flat to down market for most developed world bourses. About the Colombia ETF The […]

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