Select Directional ETF Model

On June 24, 2016, the first trading day after BREXIT, global stock markets plunged. The S&P 500 lost nearly 4%. But our ETF Model Portfolio gained nearly 1%. This represents actual investment performance on over $2.2 million invested. Not a hypothetical simulation.

Stock Picking, Short Selling and Put Options

Stock picking is not easy.  Sure you can make money picking stocks.  But the real question is can you do better than simply buying a low cost index ETF?  Most investors can’t.  Picking stocks to short-sell is even tougher.  To execute a short-sale you pick a stock that you think will go down.  Then you [...]

A Low-Cost Global Growth & Income ETF Portfolio

At Successful Portfolios, we recently created a low-cost Global Growth & Income Model Portfolio. A breakdown of the portfolio can be found here. Our model holds five strategically selected Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Each ETF is available for commission-free trading through Schwab ETF OneSource. Our selected ETFs are as follows: