SYLD: An ETF to Accumulate on Market Pullbacks

Two macro themes that have been plaguing the market this summer should be reaching their conclusions this month: the Syria War and the long-awaited tapering of quantitative easing.

I’ll start with Syria.  The civil war has been raging for more […] Continue Reading…

Does Syria Matter?

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee gave its blessing to President Obama’s plan to take limited action against the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons against its own people.   A full Senate vote is expected in the next few days […] Continue Reading…

Ireland’s Demographics Point to Bright Future

The Irish are fleeing Ireland at the fastest rate since the Potato Famine.

Think I’m exaggerating? I assure you I’m not.  Recent data had one person leaving the Emerald Isle every six minutes.

Since the onset of the financial crisis, nearly 400,000 […] Continue Reading…

Vodafone the Victor in Verizon Wireless Buyout

British telecom giant Vodafone (VOD) agreed to sell its stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications (VZ) in one of the biggest deals in history.  That’s the headline.  But the question no one seems to be asking is Why […] Continue Reading…

Two REITs with Insider Buying

As their share prices have gotten pummeled over the Bernanke “taper scare,” I’ve become increasingly bullish on REITs.  As I’ve written in recent weeks, I believe this is an excellent time to accumulate shares of high-quality “buy and forget” […] Continue Reading…