Weekly Stock Market Recap – July 27, 2013

By | July 27th, 2013 11:07 AM EST | posted in 10 Fastest Growing Economies, Emerging Markets, Weekly Market Recap

THE BEST AND WORST STOCK MARKET PERFORMANCES FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 27, 2013. Performance leaders this week: 4 of 9 U.S. sectors closed the week higher. The technology sector posted the best performance of the week at 1.2%. The year-to-date … Continue reading

The Market Vectors Israel ETF

By | July 18th, 2013 02:07 PM EST | posted in Balanced Strategy Insights, Conservative Strategy Insights, Custom Strategy Insights, Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Growth Strategy Insights, Middle East, Press Releases, Spotlight

Index Strategy Advisors (ISA) is adding a 5% allocation in the Market Vectors Israel ETF (ISRA: NYSEArca) to the international component of its investment strategy. We believe that ISRA offers our clients a unique opportunity to invest in a dynamic, … Continue reading

James McDonald, CEO & CIO of Index Strategy Advisors, Inc. to add substantial investment in Israel

By | July 15th, 2013 07:07 PM EST | posted in 10 Fastest Growing Economies, CIO Letters, Conservative Strategy Insights, Custom Strategy Insights, Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Global Sectors, Growth Strategy Insights, Middle East, Press Releases, Spotlight

HOUSTON, TX (July 15, 2013) James McDonald, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Index Strategy Advisors, has added a 5% portfolio allocation into the Market Vectors Israel (ISRA: NYSE Arca) ETF. The ISRA ETF tracks the BlueStar … Continue reading

How I Built the World’s Smartest Bear Market Portfolio

By | June 23rd, 2013 01:06 AM EST | posted in Balanced Strategy Insights, CIO Letters, Conservative Strategy Insights, Custom Strategy Insights, Emerging Markets, Europe, Global Sectors, Growth Strategy Insights, Latin America, Press Releases, Spotlight

On June 8th 2013, I received a message from a friend on Facebook. She wanted to talk to me about rolling over her 401k from a previous job to an IRA.  It’s not unusual for me to receive a message … Continue reading

International ETFs – Investing in global growth

By | June 30th, 2012 01:06 PM EST | posted in 10 Fastest Growing Economies, Emerging Markets, ETF Education, Global Sectors, Growth Strategy Insights, Latin America, Press Releases, Types of ETFs

While most U.S. investors tend to focus their portfolios around domestic securities, more than 75% of global economic output and over half of the world’s equity market capitalization comes from countries outside of the U.S.* International ETFs can provide access … Continue reading

How to plan for retirement amidst an uncertain investing environment

By | June 28th, 2012 04:06 PM EST | posted in 10 Fastest Growing Economies, Asia, BRICS, CIO Letters, Conservative Strategy Insights, Currencies, Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, ETF Education, Europe, Global Commodities, Global Sectors, Latin America, Press Releases, Spotlight, U.S. Indices, U.S. Sectors

HOW TO PLAN FOR RETIREMENT IN THE PRESENT INVESTING ENVIRONMENT If you are planning to retire within the next 5, 10, or even 15 years, global challenges facing today’s investing environment require that you take a more active role in … Continue reading

Latin America Investment: As Peru Opens Its Investment Door, Sanity (or Wisdom) Says Enter

By | May 22nd, 2012 01:05 AM EST | posted in 10 Fastest Growing Economies, CIO Letters, Custom Strategy Insights, Emerging Markets, Global Commodities, Growth Strategy Insights, Latin America, Press Releases, Spotlight

What is the best Latin America investment? For those among us who are history scholars, when we think of Ancient Peru, we envision the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured … Continue reading

Colombia Strategy Overview

By | April 16th, 2012 03:04 AM EST | posted in 10 Fastest Growing Economies, Emerging Markets, Growth Strategy Insights, Latin America, Press Releases

Colombia’s transition from a regulated to free market economy has been a gradual process, with reforms accelerating in recent years and the country finally beginning to enjoy the benefits of sound policy decisions after the recent global downturn hampered those … Continue reading

Chile Strategy Overview

By | March 29th, 2012 03:03 PM EST | posted in 10 Fastest Growing Economies, Emerging Markets, Growth Strategy Insights, Latin America, Press Releases

On February 27, 2010, an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile in the regions of Maule and Bío-Bío, south of Santiago. Estimates put the damage to Chile’s stock of buildings, roads, and industrial plants and equipment at 15-17%% of GDP. That’s unusually … Continue reading

Index Strategy Advisors deploys new algorithm for Wisdom Tree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF.

By | March 8th, 2012 09:03 AM EST | posted in Asia, BRICS, Emerging Markets, Global Sectors, Latin America, Middle East, Press Releases

Houston, TX – March 8, 2012 – Index Strategy Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor specializing in algorithm powered investment research and portfolio management, today reported that it deployed a new algorithm for tracking the new Wisdom Tree Emerging Markets … Continue reading

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