Brad Zigler

Brad
Zigler

Brad Zigler pens Wealthmanagement.com's Alternative Insights newsletter. Formerly, he headed up marketing and research for the Pacific Exchange's (now NYSE Arca) option market and the iShares complex of exchange traded funds.

Articles
Are Real Estate ETF Yields Still a Bargain?
REITs traditionally have acted like equities until recently, as yield-starved investors look to them for income. But is there an inherent duration risk in real estate trusts?
Gold Too Pricey or Oil Too Cheap?
Using the right product for the job
Time For A Gold/Silver ETF
Does a rising ratio foretell a reversion?
Are Consumer Stocks Forecasting A Dip?
Looking for the bellwether of the U.S. economy? Think consumer goods stocks.
What’s Gold REALLY Worth?
Gold’s falling now, but not cheap.
Time To Hedge Your Bond Bets?
Interest rates are destined to head upward in earnest from their QE-induced quagmire. The only question is when. Is there a cheap and potentially long-lived hedge that can protect bondholders? There is, but it depends on leverage.
Gold Set For A New Tumble?
GLD’s recent failure could mean a breakdown below $100
Gold and Oil Prices Driving You Up The Wall?
What’s the gold/oil ratio telling us?
Fear And Loathing on Wall Street
The TIP/IEF spread is collapsing. Will it stop?
Inflation? Nope, Not Yet
TIPS fall out of favor as deflation worries mount
Recession Probabilities
Despite the gloominess espoused by many pundits, we appear to be well away from a dip into recession. Autumn ought to be interesting.
Active Management Under The Microscope
So-called “active share” metrics may point to the extent, and cost, of active management in a fund, but other measures can sometimes give more transparent details.
A Relative View of Volatility
To the chagrin of many metals investors, gold’s tumbled through some key support levels last week.
When 'Mean' Means 'Nice' For Stock Bulls
Can the premium in stock earnings yields over Treasury rates persist?
What’s Next For Treasurys?
The spread between three-month bill and long bond yields is now just barely above three percent, the narrowest range since May 2013.
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