Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Profit Prophecy

Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p HD for best resolution, 720p HD for slower connections). xvrTGRmFJRA [separator style_type="shadow" top_margin="40" bottom_margin="40" sep_color="" icon="" width="" class="" [...]

By | 2015-10-19T09:48:50+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Profit Prophecy

Quick Comment – China Intervenes Again, Pushing Markets Higher

While the U.S. markets were closed for the Labor Day Holiday, China's central bank was once again busy.  In an effort to support Chinese stock prices that have plummeted over the past few months, the People's Bank of China once again implemented a sizable stock-buying program, reversing intraday losses of -2.0% and finishing the session [...]

By | 2016-01-07T12:03:39+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Market and Portfolio Commentary, Quick Comment|Comments Off on Quick Comment – China Intervenes Again, Pushing Markets Higher

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Negative Trends Everywhere

Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p HD for best resolution, 720p HD for slower connections). WW1YFl_LvxQ [separator style_type="shadow" top_margin="40" bottom_margin="40" sep_color="" icon="" width="" class="" [...]

By | 2015-09-01T10:27:41+00:00 September 1st, 2015|clearTREND™, Market and Portfolio Commentary, On-Demand Presentations|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Negative Trends Everywhere

Quick Comment – Fresh Stimulus from China, Again

As we've been saying for quite a while (years, actually) the markets will need additional fresh stimulus to move higher.  And as we've all seen over the past month or so, the global economy has become so dependent on stimulus that its absence causes real problems (market downturns). So last night's announcement from the People's [...]

By | 2015-08-26T08:45:56+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Quick Comment – Fresh Stimulus from China, Again

Quick Comment – Cash is King

We're continuing to hold large cash and other defensive positions after having sold numerous invested assets some time ago.  Additional sales are imminent as market deterioration continues. Markets had been looking for help from the People's Bank of China in the form of a weekend rate cut - that didn't happen.  Overseas markets have continued [...]

By | 2015-08-24T10:09:44+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Quick Comment – Cash is King

Quick Comment – Still Holding Significant Cash

Market conditions have continued to deteriorate, but Appleton Group clients have been insulated from significant losses. Most client portfolios are currently holding a minimum of 65% cash, which is a significant change from our posture at the end of June.  Clients in our Tax Managed Growth Portfolio and PLUS Portfolio strategies are also holding significant [...]

By | 2015-08-21T08:34:25+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Quick Comment – Still Holding Significant Cash

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Currency Wars Heat Up

Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p HD for best resolution, 720p HD for slower connections). mFRukv-29MU [separator style_type="shadow" top_margin="40" bottom_margin="40" sep_color="" icon="" width="" class="" [...]

By | 2015-08-12T10:05:44+00:00 August 12th, 2015|AGWM Research, Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Currency Wars Heat Up

Quick Comment – Overseas Markets Weak, Spreading to U.S.

Market conditions are deteriorating amid continued economic uncertainty overseas, most notably in Greece and China.  We're avoiding all of the recent downturn in emerging markets since last Wednesday when we sold Vanguard MSCI Emerging Market ETF (symbol VWO) in all managed accounts (as well as any associated emerging market funds in various managed 401(k) and [...]

By | 2015-07-08T11:14:42+00:00 July 8th, 2015|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Quick Comment – Overseas Markets Weak, Spreading to U.S.

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Greece: The Skids – Epilogue

Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p HD for best resolution, 720p HD for slower connections). I9KvXlpjdqU [separator style_type="shadow" top_margin="40" bottom_margin="40" sep_color="" icon="" width="" class="" [...]

By | 2015-07-06T10:58:36+00:00 July 6th, 2015|AGWM Research, Market and Portfolio Commentary, Trend-Following|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Greece: The Skids – Epilogue

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Growth at Any Cost

Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p HD for best resolution, 720p HD for slower connections). tR-dZ-tH3AA [separator style_type="shadow" top_margin="40" bottom_margin="40" sep_color="" icon="" width="" class="" [...]

By | 2015-06-08T11:19:02+00:00 June 2nd, 2015|AGWM Research, clearTREND™, Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Growth at Any Cost