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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EC From Silver Linings To Gray Skies
After the Fed hike and announcement of future plans for a balance sheet reduction, the S&P 500 finished down only 2 points. The Dow hit a new all-time high. The Volatility Index remained at one of its lowest levels in history (10.64).
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Gold Miner Myths
That’s not to say that you should never own Gold Miners, but your reasons for owning them should ideally be based on something more than a myth.
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As Good As It Gets?
Eight years have now passed since the expansion began in June 2009. Each June since has been increasingly challenging for investors to hold on. As good as it gets? Maybe. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
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The Difference Between Statistics And Strategy
The statistics (average outcomes) say that both higher volatility and increased frequency of corrections are likely. But there’s a big difference between statistics and strategy and this is where many investors go awry.
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When High Yield Becomes Low Yield
The best we can say when high yield becomes low yield is that investors would be wise to proceed with caution. Negative interest rates may defy rationality but they do not defy bond math and risk/reward.
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Welcome To The Casino
The market can easily become a casino if you treat it as such: trading in and out of highly volatile vehicles without a process or a plan.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AGG iShares Trust - iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
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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