Volatility is back. Just as many people were starting to think markets only ever move in one direction, the pendulum has swung the other way. Anxiety is a completely natural response to these events. Acting on those emotions, though, can end up doing us more harm than good.  There are a number of tidy-sounding theories…

As broad market indices such as the S&P 500 have set new record highs in recent weeks, many investors have become apprehensive. They fear another major decline is likely to occur and are eager to find strategies that promise to avoid the pain of an extended downturn while preserving the opportunity to profit in up…

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer many benefits to investors, including low expense ratios, greater tax efficiency and the ability to trade during market hours.  However, it is this ability to trade ETFs like stocks which make them particularly attractive to investors who employ market timing strategies.  A recent study suggests that the use of ETFs…

Should investors seek to enhance their returns by applying the statistical timing tools of the late Martin Zweig, who called the crash of 1987? The evidence is mixed at best. The investment community lost one of its more colorful characters last week with the passing of Martin F. Zweig, a prominent market pundit, author, and…

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