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Jan 28 – Bankrate.com
Q1 2019 Bankrate Market Mavens Survey
What forces will be the biggest drivers for financial markets, including equities and fixed income, over the next year? Patrick J. O’Hare, chief market analyst at Briefing.com says, "the direction of interest rates will continue to be the most important component.”
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Jan 14 – ETF Advisor Magazine
Are These ETFs Really Dogs (Of The Dow)?
Investors who bought the 10 dog stocks would have lost 1.5 percent versus the Dow’s near-6 percent loss and the S&P 500’s 6.2 percent loss. Brett Manning, senior market analyst at Briefing.com, says the strategy generally selects businesses with solid fundamentals that became undervalued based on the previous year’s market behavior. Not surprisingly, there are exchange-traded funds that attempt to replicate this strategy.
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Dec 20 – Financial Advisor Magazine
Are Bank ETFs A Bargain?
The financial sector is down 14.4 percent year-to-date, with the banks dragging down results. That compares to the broader Standard & Poor’s 500 being down 6.2 percent for the year. Bank stock weakness calls into question whether the economy is doing that great. “It's just a one more negative for investor sentiment because bank stocks are not acting the way that you would expect them to act if the market truly believed there was a really promising growth outlook,” O’Hare says.
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Nov 26 – ETF.com
Innovative Angles On ETFs
Brett Manning, senior market analyst at Briefing.com, says when looking back at many of the thematic ETFs released this year, they have one overarching theme in common. “To me, it’s basically capitalizing on the due-diligence laziness of the average investor. They want to be involved in something,” he explained. “They just buy that ticker and then they’ve got that thematic exposure.”
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Nov 13 – TD Ameritrade Ticker Tape
Why Long-Term Investors Might Want to Consider a Portfolio Review
Volatility has returned and has been trending around a historical level of 20. A lot of events still hang over the market, including another possible Fed rate hike before year-end, Brexit negotiations, and a meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi at the end of November. Still, one element of uncertainty vanished with the elections. “There is likely some bipartisan relief for the bulls and the bears that the midterm election is over,” said Patrick O’Hare, Chief Market Analyst at Briefing.com. “That fact has removed an element of uncertainty, which has added to market volatility in recent weeks.”
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Oct 17 – KRLD Radio
CEO Spotlight Show
Chief market analyst Patrick O'Hare talks earnings and earnings guidance.
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Sep 11 – TD Ameritrade Ticker Tape
What Is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? An Economic Health Snapshot
So what is GDP, and should investors monitor it closely? This massive bounty of data, the biggest and most comprehensive economic indicator, reveals the economy’s bottom line each quarter, measuring how much total output has increased or declined. "This is the catch-all report," says Patrick O’Hare, chief market analyst at Briefing.com. “If you are an economist, the GDP report will provide messages for you in one fell swoop."
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Jul 12 – Financial Advisor Magazine
Where To Make Money In Internet-Focused ETFs—For Now
Gavin Maguire, senior equity analyst at Briefing.com, says the best way to evaluate internet stocks is to focus on the topline growth. While profitability is important, it hasn’t always mattered. Take Amazon, for instance. For years the company wasn’t profitable, but they were building investments in the right areas, he says. “As long as you have faith in the direction that the company's going and the revenue growth in their investments is proving fruitful,” it’s a good sign, Maguire says.​
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Jun 19 – TD Ameritrade Ticker Tape
To Produce More Or Not To Produce More: That is OPEC’s Question
OPEC’s decision could ultimately affect various U.S. stock market sectors, so investors might want to watch closely. “Oil prices have been in an uptrend, and if there’s no change in production, we’d probably see a resumption in that uptrend, which would certainly bode well for the energy sector,” said Patrick O’Hare, Chief Market Analyst at Briefing.com. “Where it might become problematic is that it could run some interference for the transportation companies, where energy is a huge input cost. It would be problematic if they were unable to pass those increases along to customers."​
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Apr 2 – Los Angeles Times
Dow drops more than 400 points after being down 700 as trade-war fears intensify
Many investors "wanted to get some money off the table before others took it off for them," said Patrick O'Hare, chief market analyst for investing site Briefing.com. "People are being reminded they need to be careful not to be greedy when the fundamental background is changing."
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Mar 7 – U.S. News & World Report
Exploring Covered Calls for Income
While covered calls weren't a good strategy last year, they can work in flat markets or ones that might fall a little. “It's like going to cash in a lot of ways, except it can generate income if the market doesn't go up,” Senior Markets Analyst Brett Manning says. “So it's an explicit bet that it would be a good time to not be exposed to [a rising stock market].”
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Feb 2 – Los Angeles Times
Dow's 666-point plunge looks bad, but economy's fundamentals still strong
Stock prices fell sharply from near record highs Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling 666 points, or 2.5%, to close out the worst week on Wall Street in years. "The fundamentals are still OK," said Patrick O'Hare, chief market analyst at the investing website Briefing.com. "The easy money had been made, and it will be more challenging to extend the gains as interest rates move higher."​
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