Here’s our looked for monthly ETF Chart Book for April 2020. This is one of the most important chart books we’ve put out given the deep correction we are experiencing due to Coronavirus COVID-19. You must have a Global Trends ETF or higher membership. Anyone who does not, this month only, subscribe to Global Trends ETF with your first year 50% off and you will be upgraded to our sustainable growth membership.
Exchange Traded Funds
Exchange Traded Funds are all the rage among financial planners. The problem for individual investors is that the fees layer up quickly.
A financial advisor might charge about 1% to recommend money managers to clients. The money managers often charge another 1%. This is on top of the ETF fees. The combined 2% in “service” fees is a HUGE barrier to overcome.
Most people can manage an ETF portfolio very efficiently without having to overcome the layers of fees within the financial industry. Our solution is the ETF Tactical Trading service.
Fundamental Trends offers two global strategies: the Global Trends portfolio for long-term growth investors and the Global Asset Allocation portfolio for moderate risk balanced investors.
Either portfolio can be used as a stand alone strategy or as the core to build a stock portfolio around.
The Fundamental Trends ETF strategies manage for risk and search globally for opportunity. We seek to be positioned in growth assets, sectors and regions when they are value priced and rising in price.
We screen ETFs based upon several key criteria: expenses, valuation, internal holdings, methodology, growth outlook and other factors.
Our analysis of the internal fund holdings is unique and provides us a significant edge in building our strategies. See this Seeking Alpha article for an example of how breakdown funds:
For complete access to our “ETF File” reports, portfolios, trade alerts and other analysis, sign up for ETF Tactical Investing today.
A Note To Beginning Investors
ETFs are a wonderful place to start investing. However, keep it simple when your portfolio is small in order to avoid unnecessary trading costs.
There is an overriding trend in the economy that is long-term. The shift from labor and capital intensive “old economy” companies towards scalable and smart “new economy” companies. While we will always need the “old economy,” many of those stocks will not be good investments due to thin margins.
I have covered a lot of the shift to the new economy here, on MarketWatch and on Seeking Alpha. If you are a beginning investor, there is one fund that is easy to begin with. Read this ETF File from Seeking Alpha:
Once you are to the point where you’d like explore other opportunities, please do subscribe. Until then, the Fundamental Trends 401k Alert service will makes sense for you as it provides asset allocation and broad information that will help you as you begin building your financial freedom.
Stop looking at the world as if it changes every day, things more slower than that. — We will find a bottom when the markets decide we have found a bottom, watch the technical indicators. — When we see signs of stability in the market coming off oversold on the daily, weekly and monthly, then it will be time to get back in. —
People are asking me: “Kirk, do I think we still the stock market with another leg down?” My answer is yes. Could I be wrong? Sure, absolutely.
There is an ebb and flow to option selling and buying. We are primarily option sellers to capture premium and time value. With the volatility in the market, we need to manage a bit more actively. This page is open to all members and Free Library Card Holders.
The Fed announced that it has “infinite” money today. The great devaluation is on. Helicopter money is here. I have a non-correlated asset you should buy to replace your bonds. Don’t look at the picture, that’s only taking stock of and mining half way to the answer.
We have done several update webinars due to Coronavirus. Here are the links now available to the public. Also, today’s webinar details, ideas on ETF asset allocation and a covered call strategy.
Tonight’s webinar preparing us to when and how to buy ETFs for our asset allocation requires a paid membership. I have put a “half price” discount code with all services at the sign-up pages. Please try us on for size at half price. By this point, you probably see the value. We got out early near the highs and we will get back near the lows by scaling into attractive sectors of the economy.
ETFs are the core of your asset allocation. These low cost vehicles allow you to easily weight your asset allocation to the strongest parts of the economy. Here is our latest Coronavirus Crash update. We have one buy right now and a four others coming.
Gold stocks have gotten crushed as investors had to sell in order to raise cash for margin calls. The selling is about over with. It’s time to buy gold stocks as a generational opportunity.
See this important webinar about ETF asset allocation coming out of the Coronavirus & Oil Crash of 2020 with a Free Library Card.
See this important asset allocation analysis using ETFs now using a Free Library Card.