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"In the investing blog, I seek to help you take sound investment decisions free from emotion by sharing my objective insights on markets, sectors, and companies."
Sam Subramanian PhD, MBA, Editor, AlphaProfit MoneyMatters

Fidelity Real Estate and Real Estate ETF Outlook

Investments in the real estate group have not been following the broad stock market in recent months. They have been taking their cue from bonds instead. The broad market sold off in January on concerns of slowing global growth. As bond yields fell, shares of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) rose. Growth concerns eased in February. Stocks recouped… Read More »

Should You Invest in ETFs or Should You Invest in Mutual Funds?

Exchange-traded funds and mutual funds have their advantages and disadvantages. While investors often ponder if they should invest in ETFs or mutual funds, there is no reason to. Investors can use ETFs as well as mutual funds in appropriate ways to benefit from the advantages of both. ETF Advantages Transparency: ETFs usually disclose their holdings each day, making… Read More »

Win with Disciplined Sector Rotation

Stock market volatility scares investors. However, your financial health can be affected if you let fear drive your investment decisions. The performance of several types of equity assets from December 31, 1993 to December 31, 2013 is shown below: Source: Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC, Standard & Poor’s, Dalbar A dollar invested in AlphaProfit Fidelity Focus and ETF Focus… Read More »

New Mutual Fund Recommendations

The AlphaProfit No-Load, No-Transaction-Fee (NL-NTF) growth model portfolio is up 175% since 2009. In comparison, the model portfolio's U. S. & foreign stock combination benchmark is up 135%. The NL-NTF model portfolio will be reconstituted with new recommendations of best-of-breed mutual funds on Wednesday, November 20. Learn more about AlphaProfit's Free and Premium Service investment newsletters.