Gary Gordon, MS, CFP®

Gary Gordon, MS, CFP®

Gary A. Gordon, MS, CFP® is the president of Pacific Park Financial, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser with the SEC. He has more than 23 years of experience as a personal coach in “money matters,” including risk assessment, small business development and portfolio management. Gary is often asked to consult as an educator. He has taught financial concepts in Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States. As a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Gary has distinguished himself as a reputable and trusted investor advocate. He writes commentary for ETF Expert, Seeking Alpha and The Street. Gary’s participation on local and national radio has spanned more than a decade, and he currently hosts the ETF Expert Radio Podcast.

  1. Currency Hedged Stock ETFs Can Protect A Portfolio
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Currency Hedged Stock ETFs Can Protect A Portfolio

    The U.S. economy has been growing at an annualized pace of roughly 2% since the current expansion began in June of 2009.
  2. Emerging Market ETFs Are Taking Back The World
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Emerging Market ETFs Are Taking Back The World

    More often than not, if you tell me that an asset is roughly 20% above its long-term trendline, I will tell you that the investment is overbought.
  3. Why Overvalued Stock ETFs Still Offer Opportunity
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Why Overvalued Stock ETFs Still Offer Opportunity

    Let us recall that every significant economist and every major U.S. investment firm predicted interest rates would climb in 2014.
  4. Questions For U.S. Stock ETF Bulls
    Economics

    Questions For U.S. Stock ETF Bulls

    Most people are aware of the crash in 1929. Yet many may not be aware of the government stimulus in 1933 that helped the market soar 200% over the next four years.
  5. Japan ETFs May Radiate To Further Weaken The Yen
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Japan ETFs May Radiate To Further Weaken The Yen

    Shinzo Abe expressed a fierce determination to jump start Japan's economy through unconventional monetary policy measures.
  6. Is There A Changing Of The ETF Guard?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Is There A Changing Of The ETF Guard?

    The headlines have focused on the year-to-date gains for the S&P 500 as well as the relatively minor losses for the Dow Jones Industrials.
  7. Has Stock Bias Affected Your ETF Asset Allocation?
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Has Stock Bias Affected Your ETF Asset Allocation?

    Vast majority of fixed income ETFs are registering 52-week highs, yet CNBC's focus remains on the geopolitical impact of Ukraine tensions on stocks.
  8. Don’t Fight The Fed? Don’t Fight The Treasury Bond ETF Trend
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Don’t Fight The Fed? Don’t Fight The Treasury Bond ETF Trend

    Think of the U.S. economy as a tricycle. It has three wheels that, if they are all working together, you can get extraordinary and very real growth.
  9. Tactical Asset Allocation And Longer-Term ETF Trends
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Tactical Asset Allocation And Longer-Term ETF Trends

    One of the most common expressions in the investment world is that "one day does not a trend make."
  10. 7 Investments Beating The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    7 Investments Beating The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

    Seven contenders for your investment dollars — assets that simultaneously diversify your portfolio as well as increase your risk-adjusted performance.
  11. Buyback ETFs: U.S. & International Strategies
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Buyback ETFs: U.S. & International Strategies

    Buyback ETFs: Hold Off On The U.S. Version, Evaluate The International Adaptation.
  12. Are Stock ETF Investors Placing Too Much Faith In The Fed?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Are Stock ETF Investors Placing Too Much Faith In The Fed?

    For one thing, inflation-adjusted spending declined over the last few months. That cannot be a strong sign for the U.S
  13. 3 “Risk-Off” Signs For ETF Investors
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    3 “Risk-Off” Signs For ETF Investors

    Warning signs that ETF investors may wish to follow.
  14. “Old Tech” ETFs Are Better Risk-Reward Prospects Than “New ...
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    “Old Tech” ETFs Are Better Risk-Reward Prospects Than “New ...

    Scores of investors often regard Benjamin Graham as the grandfather of value investing. Even those who shun Graham’s methods of analyzing securities tend to revere quotes attributed to him.
  15. Bargain ETFs Are Sitting In Plain View
    Investing

    Bargain ETFs Are Sitting In Plain View

    Last week, at the same time that the Dow had been hitting an all-time high, the Russell 2000 had been crossing below its long-term 200-day trendline.