Month: November 2011

The Volatility Is Too Damn High Party

While the title of this week’s Market Message is a humorous play on The Rent Is Too Damn High Party, there is no doubt that the market’s volatility in the past 4 years has got investors skittish and uncomfortable.  What’s more, the frequency of large daily declines (2% or more) is somewhat unprecedented. This only

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Is Dividend Yield Investing Thru ETFs Worth It?

I recently received a great question from a client regarding the advisability of investing in high-dividend yielding ETFs.  With these types of ETFs being made up of stocks from the utility and financial sectors, I find that the performance of the sectors determines more of the return than the yield itself. The concept of high-dividend

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