Here’s Why Investors Are Pouring Money Into REIT ETFs

Since its separation from the financial sector, real estate investment trusts or REITs have attracted investors’ attention. According to ETF.com, the broader real-estate sector ETF – Real Estate Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLRE) – registered a healthy inflow of $2.

Much Ado About US Corporate (NIPA) Profits — The Equity/Bond Ratio Or The S&P 500 Index Tells You All You Want To Know About Profits 4 comments

Financial market commentators sometimes misrepresent the relationship between payrolls, equity prices and NIPA Profits, a severely lagging variable. Taken at the core, concurrent profits drive real-time equity prices, but we won’t see that until one quarter later.

Martingales and Markets

Roulette is not a “fair” game, but it’s about as close as you can get in a casino. Assuming a standard wheel with 18 black slots, 18 red slots, and two green slots (0 and 00), your odds of hitting on black or red are 47.37% (18/38). The “house edge” is 5.26% as they will … More Martingales and Markets