An ETF Strategist Can Help Build Stronger Portfolios, Blumenthal Tells ETF Trends

Steve Blumenthal, CEO, CMG Capital Management GroupSteve Blumenthal speaks to Tom Lydon at Inside ETFs in Hollywood, Florida.

CMG Capital Management Group (CMG) CEO and founder Stephen Blumenthal joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the ETF.com Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Fla. to discuss how financial advisors can better work with ETF strategists to bolster client portfolios.

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Monetary Moves In Japan Are A Game Changer, Blumenthal Tells IBD

Investor's Business Daily“It’s a game changer,” Steve Blumenthal, CEO of CMG Capital Management Group, told Investor’s Businsess Daily in the story Three Best Reasons To Invest In The Currency-Hedging ETFs.

Blumenthal was referring to Friday’s news that the Bank of Japan is massively scaling up its bond-buying program. Both the nation’s central bank and its state pension fund also plan to buy domestic and foreign stocks.

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Inside ETF News

etf.comInside ETFs is the world’s largest ETF Conference. It’s going on now, until tomorrow, in Hollywood, Florida. Generally, it sounds like a love fest within an industry that is exploding. The ETF revolution is just getting started. It’s a 1.7 trillion industry now, set to grow to to 15.5 trillion.  Tax advantages of ETFs are superior to mutual funds due to structure. People tend to pile out of mutual funds in December and into ETFs that same month. It’s a tax-driven strategy to avoid year end mutual funds tax distributions.

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Short Yen Top ETF Pick for Blumenthal in 2014

investors Investor's Business DailyStephen Blumenthal, CEO of CMG Capital Management Group, picked YCS as the ETF that has the best prospect to outperform in 2014. See the full story in Investor’s Business Daily: Best ETFs For 2014: 9 Picks From 9 Strategists.

Japan is one of the most heavily indebted developed countries on the planet. Its total debt to gross domestic product is over 500%, compared with the U.S.’s 365%. Japanese gross sovereign debt is around 240% of GDP — numbers that are substantially higher than most of the developed countries. They are borrowing to finance over 50% of their government spending. Japan’s public debt breached 1 quadrillion yen this past summer.