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Market “Signs”

Most will recall the 1970s hit song “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band.  Even if you don’t initially recognize the tune, the iconic refrain will likely jog your memory: “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”   The song was written by the band’s lead singer, Les Emmerson, after a California road trip.  From Songfacts: “Emmerson wrote the song after taking a road trip on Route 66 in California, where he noticed a plethora of billboards that obscured the beautiful scenery.  This posed a question:

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Fed Keeps the Party Going

Nathan Geraci is President of The ETF Store, Inc. and host of ETF Prime. Despite hitting a speed bump in May, U.S. stocks continued rolling along in the second quarter of 2019 and posted their best first half of a year since 1997.  The S&P 500’s 6%+ decline in May was fueled by concerns over an ongoing U.S.-China trade war and slowing global economy.  Those fears proved temporary with the Federal Reserve striking a dovish tone in June, providing a confidence boost to investors wondering how much longer the current bull market run can last.  The S&P 500 gained 7% in

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ETF Prime – Upcoming Guest Lineup

One of the “most helpful plain-English resources for investors who want to demystify exchange-traded funds.” – Bloomberg BusinessWeek   In addition to the following guests, be sure to catch our weekly segment with the experts at ETF.com!  Subscribe to receive the latest ETF Prime podcast directly to your inbox here. July 2nd – Dave Mazza, Head of Product at Direxion, explains the goal of a “pairs trade” and highlights their suite of relative weight ETFs.  Todd Rosenbluth, Senior Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, recaps ETFs in the first half of 2019 and looks ahead to the

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Embrace Diversification

Nathan Geraci is President of The ETF Store, Inc. and host of ETF Prime. After limping to a 2.5% gain during the first six months of the year, the S&P 500 surged more than 7% in the third quarter to all-time highs.  Stocks posted strong gains despite global trade concerns, rising interest rates, partisan political discourse, and a bull market some view as long in the tooth.  Underpinning the market’s ascent was a healthy economic backdrop, with the latest measure of GDP showing a 4.2% annual growth rate and unemployment near 50-year lows.  U.S. companies are riding the wave of an

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Stock Market – The Ride

Nathan Geraci is President of The ETF Store, Inc. and host of ETF Prime. Every investor knows the old cliché that the stock market is like a roller coaster, up and downs, twists and turns, both an exhilarating and scary ride. However, the roller coaster analogy doesn’t always quite fit. A roller coaster never really goes anywhere, always ending-up right back where it started. Meanwhile, stocks tend to march higher over time, though certainly not without a few adventures along the way. However, with summer vacations and trips to amusement parks in full swing, it occurs to us the first

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Quarterly Update

Nathan Geraci is President of The ETF Store, Inc. and host of the weekly radio show “The ETF Store Show“. In last quarter’s commentary, we discussed the fallacy of predictions, highlighting the difficult year “experts” experienced in forecasting everything from the Brexit vote to the U.S. presidential election.  The conclusion was simply that nobody has a crystal ball.  However, the challenges associated with prognostication can actually be taken a step further.  In some cases, even when the result of a particular event appears a foregone conclusion, there is still no guarantee as to the end result.  Back on February 5th,

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The ETF Store Show – Upcoming Guest Lineup

One of the “most helpful plain-English resources for investors who want to demystify exchange-traded funds” – Bloomberg BusinessWeek All guest interviews are available through our featured section “ETF Expert Corner” at etfstore.com.  Interviews typically run 10 – 15 minutes and can be played directly from your mobile device.  Full podcasts of The ETF Store Show can also be downloaded for free at etfstore.com, Apple iTunes, or Google Play.  The ETF Store Show airs every Tuesday at 3pm CST on ESPN 1510AM | 99.3FM in Kansas City and you can listen online at www.1510.com or via TuneIn Radio.  We are pleased

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The ETF Store Show – Upcoming Guest Lineup

One of the “most helpful plain-English resources for investors who want to demystify exchange-traded funds” – Bloomberg BusinessWeek All guest interviews are available through our featured section “ETF Expert Corner” at etfstore.com.  Interviews typically run 10 – 15 minutes and can be played directly from your mobile device.  Full podcasts of The ETF Store Show can also be downloaded for free at etfstore.com, Apple iTunes, or Google Play.  The ETF Store Show airs every Tuesday at 3pm CST on ESPN 1510AM | 99.3FM in Kansas City and you can listen online at www.1510.com or via TuneIn Radio.  We are pleased

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Q&A with ETF Store President Nate Geraci

ETF Store President Nate Geraci recently sat down for a wide-ranging interview with ETF Reference’s Editor in Chief Andy Hagans to discuss the changing investment advisory landscape, ETFs, and robo-advisors. Read the full interview here.

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