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.

Technical Analysis: It’s Really VERY Simple
Cartoonist puts it all into perspective.
Are Risk Parity Funds Worth The Cost?
A strategy used by institutional investors to preserve capital is now easily available to individuals via retail funds. But do they perform as advertised?
What's Up (Down) With Bonds?
Bond ETF holders are bailing
Low Country Stocks Moving Higher
Beer and skittles in Belgian and Dutch stocks?
Light at the End of the Solar Tunnel
Stocks of solar panel makers are poised for a rebound
Where Is The Hedge?
Real estate was the best performing alternative investment last year. But that doesn’t mean it was the best one for your portfolio. Here’s how to think about success in alternative investing.
Deflation Worries Realized
Hedging options are more limited now
What Happened To The Gold Market?
Trend followers are buying gold; “smart money” is doing the opposite.
Something’s Brewing In The Gold Market
GLD’s been sort of stuck lately. That’s not likely to last
Recap: The Best and the Worst in Alternative Investment ETFs
It all depends on how you measure success
Fretting About Deflation?
Don’t worry. Be Happy. Unless the yield spread inverts
The Various Flavors of Long/Short Equity Funds
There are precious few true long/short funds that invest in domestic equities that are not merely market-neutral, and even fewer in an ETF wrapper. A new one from First Trust Advisors has joined the ranks with a focus on “aggressive accounting” practices to discern its positions.
Short Commodities? Stay Away From Leverage
Leverage usually magnifies returns. Not so for commodity bears.
Yielding To Regional Banks’ Temptation
Do those ‘in the know’ really know?
Worrying About The Yield Spread
Should stock investors heed smoke signals from the junk bond market?
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