The Best Bond ETFs: A Complete Guide

Many of us first encountered fixed income not through bond ETFs, but rather the physical savings bonds that were gifted to us as kids (thank you, Aunt Judy). Although bond ETFs and savings bonds are a bit different, advisors know fixed income’s consistent payments and low correlation to stocks are vital to a well-balanced investment … Continued

Your Complete Guide to Sector Rotation

As the economy expands and contracts, so do the financial performances of companies across the 11 stock sectors. When the outlook is positive, economically sensitive companies perform better and investors are prompted to buy their shares. If the outlook turns sour, investors may sell out of those companies and swap into investments that can better … Continued

Can You Hedge a Stock Market Crash with an ETF?

The biggest stock market crashes of the 21st century are still etched into investors’ brains—the early 2000s Dot-Com bubble, the 2008 Financial Crisis, and the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic each rattled markets and our daily lives in unique ways. It seems that at any given moment, there are a number of reasons to expect a pull-back … Continued

2021 Fund Flows: Fixed Income & Large Blend Win, Growth Loses

After bouncing back from a Q3 dip and fighting through volatility all year, the S&P 500 (^SPX) ended 2021 just below its all-time high. The index’s 28.7% total return continues quite a streak for stocks, making 2021 the fifth time in the last 6 years that the S&P 500 has posted double-digit returns.  Meanwhile, in … Continued

Can You Hedge Inflation with an ETF? Or Bitcoin?

In the second week of 2022, the US inflation rate set a 40-year high of 7%.  Not only are you seeing higher prices at the checkout counter and the car dealership, but inflation can take a toll on your investment portfolios as well. Rising costs eat away at corporate profits, income dries up, and the … Continued

Charlie Bilello’s 5 Charts to Show Your Clients: September 2021

Each month, we sit down with Charlie Bilello, Founder and CEO of Compound Capital Advisors, to discuss the most important and current market trends for advisors and their clients. Illustrated through visuals that Charlie creates using YCharts, these trends and topics provide fascinating insights and also make for excellent talking points in your own client … Continued

3 Best Practices for Building Tax Efficient Portfolios

It’s often said that only two things are certain in this world: death, and taxes. Every year, tax day rolls around and investors, advisors, and fund managers alike search for ways to conduct more tax efficient investing. While some fund managers offer mutual funds or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that are created with tax efficiency … Continued

Don’t Short a Cult with Gannon Breslin

FEATURING THE AUTHOR OF REBEL MARKETS, GANNON BRESLIN, @gannonbreslin, @rebelmarkets Click to view Tweet Q: Give us an overview of your background in the markets. What is your investing philosophy? A: I started investing over six years ago during my senior year of high school. I didn’t have a job and had only a little money to play … Continued