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.

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?
Yield Curve Shaping Up
Exchange-traded note points to steepening.
Hedge Funds’ New Suite Spot
Customized hedge strategies on the cheap?
Alternative Bond Funds – Worth The Cost?
They are more expensive than traditional bond funds, but some have done better than their traditional brethren on a risk-adjusted basis. We look under the hood of six funds with track records, including Pimco’s behemoth.
When Will Oil’s Bear Market End?
“Cash-and-carry” provides clues
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