It’s a good thing SPY was not an only child

It’s a good thing SPY was not an only child

The first thing I noticed when I arrived at the Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Florida, last week were the numerous “Happy Birthday SPY” signs. They were everywhere, and the birthday theme continued throughout the conference. A 25th birthday party was held for...

What’s Happening 1/29/18

2017 tax forms Tax forms will be mailed and available online through Trust Company of America’s Liberty website on the following dates: Form 1099-R: January 31, 2018 All nonretirement account tax forms: February 15, 2018 2017 RMD distributions—Trust Company of America...

Quantified Funds 1/29/18

U.S. equity markets were up last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded a weekly gain of 2.09%, the S&P 500 was up 2.23%, and the NASDAQ Composite gained 2.31%. All 11 of the S&P industrial sectors were up for the week, led by Health Care (3.54%) and...

Outlook for gold in 2018

Gold prices surged last week when U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin suggested that a “weak dollar” was a good thing. They fell back down when Trump contradicted him later with his comments on a strong dollar. However, the reality is that the U.S. dollar has...