Brad Zigler

Brad
Zigler

Brad Zigler is REP./WealthManagement's Alternative Investments Editor. Previously, he was the head of marketing, research and education for the Pacific Exchange's (now NYSE Arca) option market and the iShares complex of exchange traded funds.

Articles
Tough Choices: Alternative Funds In 2015
There has been a flood of liquid alts hitting the market, some designed to dampen volatility and some to enhance returns. But only these three categories have beaten the equities market in 2015.
Two ETFs For Today’s Market
Technicals and fundamentals line up for healthcare and homebuilders. Which to choose?
What, Me Worry?
ETF ratio signals more room for stock gains.
Don’t Get Too Excited About Gold Miners
Consider which miners are buoyant and why.
Pop Goes The Treasury Rate
One indicator has forecast big stocks gains in the past. Will 2015 be another banner year?
The BAR’s Closed But The Party Goes On
Despite the shuttering of Direxion’s levered fund, some gold bulls are making money.
Can REITs Sustain Their Gains?
It seems as if REIT prices are taking their cues from the Federal Reserve. But even if rates rise, there is still room for REIT funds to run, particularly if they also invest outside the U.S.
Buy-Write Funds: Got You Covered
Stalling market highlights fund differences.
Getting Back To Normal
Gold/oil ratio falling toward historic average.
Bond Bears Awake From Hibernation
Inverse funds come out of the cold after several months in the wilderness
Futures Funds Hitting the Fences
Managed futures funds so far have successfully navigated the choppy commodities markets, but at what risk?
Emerging Markets Are Hot
Technically, there’s still room for further gains.
Fundamentally, Gold Miners Are A Bad Bet
Investors looking for a gold play may be taking on big risks.
Odds On Interest Rate Hike Getting Longer?
Charts pointed to a breakout move but did we get one?
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