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  Global Trends ETF Strategy which provides our unique analysis of internal ETF holdings and provides us a significant edge.

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.

Stick with investing in the secular long-term growth trends, such as technology, 4th Industrial Revolution, biotech, communications, 5G, IoT, AR, VR and consumer trends.

If you are a beginning investor, there is one fund that is easy to begin with that is on the right side of the long-term trends. Read this ETF File I have published at Seeking Alpha to learn more:

The Only ETF You Need To Start Investing

Plug & Play ETF Portfolio Models Q3 2020

Summary Read “Using The Plug & Play Portfolio Models” before you do any buying or selling. First off are cash levels appropriate for different investor mindsets. Plug & Play Portfolio Models. My “Plug & Play Portfolio Models” present investment ideas from our “Very Short Lists” that are near buy zones as of the first week of the new quarter. These are NOT model portfolios to be jumped into right now! There is […]

Investing In The 2nd Half Of 2020 – SPECIAL REPORT

The following report covers where we are in the economy and markets. It has become clear to me that another correction is coming of some significance. The problem we face is whether the combination of Fed money and a potential medical miracle can stave off the worse case scenarios. I believe to an extent they can. However, that still leaves room for the bear market to resume. Speculative excess is […]

3 Stock Market Scenarios Short To Intermediate Term

Today we game out the potential scenarios for the stock market in the short, intermediate and long-term. While the rally might continue a bit longer, there is a certainty of at least a retracing of the rally for a small correction. There are also worse outcomes if the economy does not have the “V” shape recovery that many are hoping for. This is piece is open to members and those with a “Free Library Card.”

Sell The Rip

Summary If there were holdings you wished you sold before the crash, here’s your chance to trim, cut and liquidate. The economy will be hampered until there is a vaccine for Coronavirus COVID-19. If we do away with social distancing before the end of May, then we are setting up for a second wave of infections and a deeper recession. Keep this in mind, the Federal Reserve has a lot […]

Global Trends ETF Chart Book April 2020

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.