creating an ETF portfolio

Creating an ETF Portfolio That Delivers Powerful Returns

Low-cost exchange traded funds (ETFs) have made it easier for individual investors to build investment portfolios that rival those used by wealth managers. Long-term investing at a lower cost means better compounding returns for retirement. Not all ETFs are equal, so creating an ETF portfolio requires focus and diligence. Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have experienced rapid […]

self-directed ira

5 Reasons You Need a Self-Directed IRA

Self-directed retirement accounts, known as a self-directed individual retirement arrangement (IRA), were created in 1999 by an act of Congress after intensive lobbying of small business owners and associations. The beauty of a self-directed IRA is it allows you to invest up to $6,500 into a tax-deferred account where you control the investments. Many of […]

U.S. Growth Was HOT but Stock Prices Fell! What’s Really Going On?

The U.S. Department of Commerce reported this morning that the United States’ economy grew at a 4.1% annualized quarterly pace for the three months ended June 30 of this year, representing the fastest quarterly increase in the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) since the third quarter of 2014. In comparison to the same period a […]

stock peaking

Analysis: Stocks Peaking Soon, Time to Take Action

As most of you know, stock prices in general, as measured by the major stock market indices, rose sharply over the past eight-and-a-half years, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average increasing by 18,497 points (283%), the S&P 500 Total Return Index advancing by 405% and the Nasdaq Composite Index gaining a whopping 518% from March […]