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 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:
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.
Oil and oil stocks are crashing as Russia and Saudi Arabia squabble. Russia’s motivation is clearly retaliation against U.S. shale over recent sanctions on Russia. Investors should not expect a quick or deep recovery for most oil stocks. Oil on the other hand holds some promise. Access with membership or a Free Library Card.
The Coronavirus is a tragedy causing human suffering. For the stock market, it is merely a match lighting the over valuation tinder. Expect far more disruption soon. – Members Only Content, however, you may dead this piece with a “Free Library Card.”
The stock market is hitting its first support levels. We were heavy cash coming into this correction, so can start to sell a few puts for companies we’d like to own a bit lower than today’s price. Also, oil is getting crushed which is making it interesting for a rebound play. Do you know what “backwardation’ is? — Read this research with a “free library card.”
We update our trading and investing thoughts with the #coronacrash happening now. We also listen to a Fed President affirm our bullish gold thesis. And, we take a sneak peak at Super Tuesday and what a Bernie win could mean short and long-term. Sign-up for a Free Library Card to see this content.
We have now moved past the “beginning of the end” of the oil age. While there might be one more cyclical bull market in store, the 2020s will mark a profound shift in energy usage. The advent of EVs is upon us and petrochemicals will fail to grow as projected due to better technology driven options. You need an exit strategy from oil and gas stocks.
The tradewar keeps jerking markets around. How bad can it get? We have an idea both short and intermediate term. Here’s some ideas on using VXX and when to buy QQQ again. Available to anybody with any membership or a Free Library Card.
Retirement Income Options is an asset allocation, dividend stock and option selling strategy designed to get total return roughly equal to the S&P 500, but with less risk. This strategy can be used for an entire portfolio.
Sustainable Growth Investing uses a base ETF allocation and long-term growth stocks for generating capital appreciation. This strategy can be used for an entire portfolio or as an add-on to a more diversified portfolio, such as, a retirement plan. The Sustainable Growth Investing mission is to beat the S&P 500 stock market index without added risk.
Retirement Life Growth & Income uses a base ETF allocation and dividend stocks to generate a total return for retirement living. This strategy is meant to be used for an entire portfolio. Our mission with RLGI is to provide equity like total return with less risk than the stock market as a whole.
Global Trends ETF uses tactical asset allocation to find opportunities and manage risk using low cost ETFs. This ETF strategy can be used as a whole portfolio or as the core to build a stock portfolio around.
Our mission with Global Trends ETF is to create a diversified portfolio that uses asset allocation to exploit opportunities and manage risk.