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

ETF investing strategies for volatile markets

By | June 4th, 2012 08:06 PM EST | posted in CIO Letters, Conservative Strategy Insights, Custom Strategy Insights, Developed Markets, Global Sectors, Growth Strategy Insights, Press Releases, Spotlight, U.S. Indices, U.S. Sectors

ETF Strategies and Faith No More My recommended ETF investing strategies this week are based on a lesson I learned over 20 years ago. When I was a freshman in college, there was a guy in my dorm who loved … 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

Index Strategy Advisors deploys new algorithm for Pimco Total Return ETF

By | February 24th, 2012 07:02 AM EST | posted in Asia, BRICS, Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Europe, Global Commodities, Global Sectors, Latin America, Middle East, Press Releases, U.S. Indices, U.S. Sectors

Houston, TX – February 24, 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 PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund … Continue reading

Index Strategy Advisors deploys new algorithm for iShares’ five new Commodities ETFs.

By | February 12th, 2012 08:02 AM EST | posted in Global Commodities, Global Sectors, Press Releases

Houston, TX – February 12, 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 iShares’ five new Commodities ETFs. Global … Continue reading

Index Strategy Advisors completes new algorithm for i-Shares three new developed market ETFs

By | February 9th, 2012 01:02 AM EST | posted in 10 Fastest Growing Economies, Asia, Emerging Markets, Global Sectors, Press Releases

Houston, TX – January 16, 2012 – Index Strategy Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor which specializes in algorithm powered investment research and portfolio management, today reported that it had completed the deployment of a new algorithm for tracking the … Continue reading

Index Strategy Advisors completes new algorithm for 2 Powershares Low Volatility ETFs

By | January 16th, 2012 08:01 PM EST | posted in 10 Fastest Growing Economies, Asia, BRICS, Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Europe, Global Sectors, Latin America, Middle East, Press Releases

Houston, TX – January 16, 2012 – Index Strategy Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor specializing in algorithm powered investment research and portfolio management, today reported that it had completed the deployment of a new algorithm for tracking the newly released … Continue reading

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