ETFs and Mutual Funds

Warren Buffett is known for trying to bring calm to the markets and signaling that America's greatest days are ahead of it. What does it signal when he chose not to acquire stocks after the recent...
Jon C. Ogg
In 2020, sovereign debt defaults in emerging markets are likely to become much more common, putting billions of dollars at risk for emerging market and junk bond investors who chase high yields and...
Jon C. Ogg
A generally accepted rule is that for older investors, most investments should be conservative and less risky. Does the same rule apply to Warren Buffett? Should it?
Jon C. Ogg
24/7 Wall St. has evaluated several fresh market strategist calls that have come in on May 1, 2020, and in the few prior days. Not all of the investing and economic strategists are touting a "Sell in...
Jon C. Ogg
Silver is supposed to track gold to a certain extent, but in 2020 that just is not the case. Silver is proving to live up to its nickname the "Devil's Metal."
Jon C. Ogg
When the Federal Reserve adopted a zero-interest rate policy (ZIRP) in the past, it was meant to be the ultimate economic stimulus package.
Jon C. Ogg
The World Gold Council announced on Wednesday that inflows into gold ETFs rose sharply in March. It was not just the United States driving gold.
Jon C. Ogg
Should the Social Security Administration be allowed to invest in stocks? If so, what should the limits be?
Jon C. Ogg
March 12, 2020 will go down in the history books as the worst trading day since the stock market crash in October of 1987. And to say that the history books will say that assumes that there are not...
Jon C. Ogg
When stock market turmoil and economic turmoil coincide into a perfect storm, it turns out that the high-yield sector in corporate bonds, municipal bonds and emerging market bonds tend to get gutted.
Jon C. Ogg
Investors are not used to hearing is the word "biotech" used in the same sentence as anything to do with Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. Yet the portfolio managers have purchased shares of...
Jon C. Ogg
Investors love following the moves and advice of Warren Buffett. Now you can see exactly why he bought millions of shares in Kroger, and why he may buy more or why he may want to acquire the whole...
Jon C. Ogg
It is not unusual for stocks to sell off when there are major illness outbreaks or other global scares, but this is one of those situations when the current consensus is that things are more likely...
Jon C. Ogg
Two investing themes have become much more dominant of late. One concerns climate change, and the other has a partial overlap as it covers the theme of environmental, social and governance strategies.
Jon C. Ogg
The S&P 500 index returned 28.9% in 2019, nearly four times the return on a global hedge fund index. Yet some investors can't seem to kick the hedge-fund habit. Go figure.
Paul Ausick