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Apr 26 – ETF Advisor Magazine
What's Going On With Consumer Staples ETFs?
Two other issues may be hindering consumer staples aside from changing consumer choices and retailer woes, says Brett Manning, senior market analyst at Briefing.com. Regarding last year’s underperformance to the broader market, he says consumer staples suffered because of the low market volatility and higher risk appetite in equities.​
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Apr 4 – Moneylife.com
Moneylife radio show with Chuck Jaffe
Chief market analyst Patrick O'Hare speaks with Chuck about recent market volatility, trade war fears, and the recovery of interest rates. Should we be nervous? Pat says, "We're seeing the inflection point of a bull market. The easy money in this market has been made."
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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 16 – ETF Advisor Magazine
How To Make Money From Retail ETFs
Pursuing an omni-channel strategy doesn’t come cheap. “Retailers are facing heavy investments in their stores, labor and e-commerce channels,” says Patrick O’ Hare, chief market strategist at Briefing.com. “That’s going to impact profitability in the near-term.” He calls retail “a bit of a ‘Lazarus trade’, they’ve risen from the dead but still have a lot to prove.”​
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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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Mar 1 – TD Ameritrade Ticker Tape
Italian Election: Perhaps not Another Brexit, but Risks Remain
“If election results really upset the eurozone and stocks sell off sharply, the security blanket is that it might mean the European Central Bank (ECB) won’t back away from easy monetary policy,” said Patrick O’Hare, chief market analyst at Briefing.com. “There could be short-term dislocation and it may look unnerving, but if people start to think it will convince the ECB to hold off on tightening policy, that could help things settle down,” he said.
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Feb 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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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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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 – U.S. 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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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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