Director of Research at Pension Partners

Charles Bilello, winner of the 2014 Charles H. Dow Award and 3rd Place Winner of the 2014 Wagner Award, is the Director of ... more

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Volatility Crashes, New Tech Highs, And 2000 Vs. 2017
The Nasdaq Composite hit 6,000 today, 17 years after hitting the 5,000 milestones. Some are comparing today’s market to back then but when you look closer there is really no comparison.
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Rule Number 1 In Investing
Investors are said to own stocks in an effort to earn a higher return. Simple, but what exactly does that mean? Higher than what? How much higher? Why are they giving you this higher return?
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EC False Narratives
“The markets are sending a clear message: Trump is bad for risk assets. All of them. Sell everything.” Whether you believe that narrative to be true or false when it comes is up to you. That’s what makes a market.
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EC Searching For The Market Portfolio
The “market portfolio” in theory is a simple concept. In practice, it is exceedingly complex. But a decision still needs to be made: which assets do you choose to include and at what weights?
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What’s More Important: Saving Or Investing?
In the U.S. today, the personal savings rate is 5.5%.
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March Webinar On Markets
Markets review webinar.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AGG iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond Fund
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials Sector Index Fund
IWC iShares Russell Microcap Index Fund
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund
IWV iShares Russell 3000 Index Fund
SPY SPDR S&P 500
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR

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