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February 8 – ETF.com
Exploring Covered Call Strategies
With consensus forecasts calling for tamer returns in 2018, a basic covered-call strategy may be a good idea, says Brett Manning, senior market analyst at Briefing.com. “A strategy where you want to keep exposure to the stock market, but [expect it to be in a] consolidation stage is pretty much perfect for a covered-call strategy. Right now, the strategy seems to me to be very well-timed,” he said, advising investors to fully understand how the strategy works in an ETF wrapper.
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February 2 – Los Angeles Times
Dow's 666-point plunge looks bad, but the economy's fundamentals are 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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Jan 25 – ETF.com
The Problem With Inverse/Leveraged ETFs
“You may have a thesis, but you have to be an expert in understanding price moves, and these are geared to a retail investor who doesn’t have a lot of time to formulate those ideas. The payoff is not going to be that way. If they get lucky, it’s like winning the lottery. But if you don’t get out in time, you can quickly lose gains,” says Brett Manning.
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December 14 – US News & World Report
Will Bitcoin Futures Legitimize Cryptocurrencies?
Brett Manning says having a bitcoin futures market is an important step in the evolution of digital currencies as an asset class. “The futures market does something very, very specific and very, very important,” he says. “It allows the bigger institutional capital to get involved in this rally for the first time because you can hedge.” Hedging means people who already own bitcoin in some other capacity can offset that position by selling futures and lock in a price.
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November 22 – ETF Advisor Magazine
Will Black Friday Brighten Retail ETFs?
“Is this the year where we see more evidence of the problems of brick-and-mortar stores, based on how their sales do on Black Friday?” asks Brett Manning. “That’s what it comes down to.”
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October 19 – Financial Advisor Magazine
Spinoffs Usually Outperform Broader Market – But Do The Spinoff ETFs?
Robert Reid, senior equity analyst at Briefing.com, says spun-off divisions help unlock the value of growth segments which can be hidden in conglomerate companies. “These segments get morphed into the parent and they’re not getting their full valuation otherwise,” Reid says.
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October 11 – MarketWatch
Biggest Risk to Economy is Policy Error, Top Forecasters Say
“Fiscal and monetary policy are so uncertain,” said Patrick O’Hare. “With synchronized global growth, all the elements are in place for a pick up in inflation.”
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October 1 – The Disciplined Investor
Damon Southward, Chief Market Strategist for Briefing.com provides insight on trading opportunities with Bitcoin and other alt-coins. He also discusses how to trade, what to trade, the mechanism, the opportunity and the pitfalls.
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September 7 – Money Life Show with Chuck Jaffe
Money Life Show with Chuck Jaffe
Patrick O'Hare talks about current events and provides his current market outlook on the Money life show with Chuck Jaffe.
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August 16 – TD Ameritrade
N. Korea Tensions Offer Investors Chance to Assess Risk Tolerance
"The recent escalation in U.S.-North Korea tensions definitely falls into the risk category. Patrick O'Hare said it’s long been accepted that North Korea is a “thorn in the world's diplomatic side.”

“Yet no one in their right mind would have shorted the stock market at the start of the year based on the belief that North Korea's longstanding history of bellicose rhetoric toward the U.S. would translate into an actual nuclear conflict.”
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July 6 – ETF.com
Top Performing Active ETFs
As to why fixed-income ETFs make up the vast majority of those active funds, ETF market researchers say part of this stems from exchange-traded fund market structure, while other reasons pertain to greater investment trends. “It's hard to make a passive bond fund that isn't strictly homogenous in its holdings. You're not likely to see an indexed bond fund made of an eclectic collection of credit securities,” said Brett Manning.
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July 1 – Los Angeles Times
Surge in tech stocks leads market higher in first half of year
“It’s been an incredible performance by some of the most highly valued stocks in the tech sector,” said Patrick O’Hare.
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June 14 – TD Ameritrade
Tech Time Machine: What’s Changed Since 2000, and What Hasn’t
Technology has delivered many amazing advancements for humankind, but, alas, a time machine isn’t one of them. For retail investors, “they are likely looking at lower long-term returns when buying stocks at an above-average P/E multiple,” says Patrick O'Hare, noting that the persistently low interest rates we’ve had for several years can fuel speculation.
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June 12 – Financial Advisor Magazine
Thematic ETFs Are Killing It: A Lucky Streak Or Sign Of Something More?
Brett Manning says he sees how an advisor might be attracted to thematic ETFs to offset ultra-safe but low-yielding holdings, but only for the right client.
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May 04 – US News & World Report
Gasoline Prices Likely to Rise This Summer
"This (price) growth won't get (consumers) that mad. The increase versus what we were used to last summer is a little more than 10 percent higher if these estimates stick," says Mike Ciccarelli, commodities expert and trader at Briefing.com.
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Apr 26 – TD Ametitrade
Earnings: Is Plastic Fantastic, and Who’s Solving the Retail Riddle?
"CEOs are generally sounding upbeat about the U.S. and global economy, a perspective that fits with the rising sentiment readings that have been seen for consumer and business confidence," says Patrick O'Hare.
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Mar 02 – TD Ameritrade
Searching for Growth Investment Stocks? Try Looking Large!
A faster pace of economic growth could also support large-cap names in the financial sector, says Patrick O'Hare. "There are expectations this sector will be one of the major drivers of earnings growth this year. Faster economic growth means more people are using credit, and banks will be more willing to lend as a benefit of deregulation."
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Feb 06 – US News & World Report
How to Play Income Investments When Rates are Rising
Damon Southward says some income investors may want to look to the preferred stock market as he expects greater issuance this year. "The case I'm making in 2017 is that it's going to be a really big year for the preferred market. In the next month or so, companies will realize rates not coming back in," he says, adding that some preferred stocks have yields of 8 or 9 percent.
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