Research & Insight
Since 1992, CMG has embraced uncommon solutions –– the application of tactical investments as part of a progressive diversification philosophy –– to help investors successfully navigate the challenges of today’s investment world.
To enlighten those decisions, we make our insights, opinions, and research available in a variety of forms: Newsletters, white papers, economic commentary and weekly market updates. It’s a great library of information and it’s open 24/7/365. That way, you can drop by anytime.
Steve's monthly examination of the global economic landscape and what he sees as the most relevant and vital market sectors to be watched.
On My Radar
Steve's weekly debriefing identifies the most relevant market events of the past week and discusses how he sees these events impacting the market.
Steve's "risk on - risk off" call on market volatility and adjusting portfolio positioning for the market conditions. Steve illustrates his outlook on a weekly basis through the use of Sentiment Charts.
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Most Recent Stories
On My Radar: Purgatory and Bubbles - 11-21-2014
November 21, 2014 By Steve Blumenthal “A safe investment is an investment whose dangers are not at that moment apparent.” – Lord Bauer All investments involve risk. Cash under your mattress (theft or fire), bank accounts, CDs, bonds, stocks… Truly, nothing is safe – yet some risks are less and some are more. Investing is […]
InvestmentNews: Investment Managers ditching 60/40 portfolios in favor of more liquid alternatives - 11-20-2014
November 16, 2014 By Ed McCarthy InvestmentNews CMG CEO Steve Blumenthal spoke to InvestmentNews about an alternative to the traditional 60/40 buy and hold stock/bond portfolio. Blumenthal favors a tactical portfolio comprised of 30% equity, 30% fixed income that reduces equity and fixed income exposure and adds exposure to tactical investment strategies creating a 30/30/40 portfolio. Excerpt […]
Trade Signals – Big Mo (Momentum) Still Says Go - 11-19-2014
S&P 500 Index 2049 By Steve Blumenthal November 19, 2014 In short summary: Big Momentum (“Mo”) still says go yet excessive optimism warns to expect a sell-off. I remain modestly bullish on equities. Buy the dips and own equities but hedged. Risk remains high due to high valuations and the length of the aged bull […]
On My Radar: Stocks Remain Richly Valued - 11-14-2014
November 14, 2014 By Steve Blumenthal Shortly after each month end (after the most recent reported earnings numbers are posted), I like to run through a few of my favorite valuation charts to gauge level, asses risk and to get a sense for what the probable forward return may be. Fortunately, there is a great deal […]
Trade Signals – Good News and Bad News (Mostly Good) - 11-12-2014
S&P 500 Index 2039 By Steve Blumenthal November 12, 2014 Technical evidence remains positive. Big Momentum (“Mo”) is in a buy signal since October 14, 2011 and trend evidence (as measured by the 13/34-Week EMA – see chart 2) is positive. Investor sentiment has moved quickly from Extreme Pessimism to Extreme Optimism. This is neutral […]
On My Radar: Cows, Capitalism and Japan - 11-7-2014
November 7, 2014 By Steve Blumenthal “Traditional Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income. “American Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell three of them to your publically listed company, using letters of credit opened […]
S&P 500 Index 2023 By Steve Blumenthal November 5, 2014 Technical evidence remains positive. Big Momentum (“Mo”) is in a buy signal since October 14, 2011 and trend evidence (as measured by the 13/34-Week EMA – see chart 2) supports the continuation of the current cyclical bull market move. This is despite last month’s short-term […]
November 5, 2014 By Aparna Narayanan 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. Steve was referring to Friday’s news that the Bank of Japan is massively scaling up its bond-buying program. […]
On My Radar: Start Off by Making Your Bed - 10-31-2014
October 31, 2014 By Steve Blumenthal “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed” Admiral William H. McRaven “Have you heard about the Making Your Bed speech”, Susan asks me. I was sifting through a week’s worth of research trying to figure out what might be meaningful to share with […]
CMG Q3 2014 Quarterly Performance Update - 10-29-2014
Dear clients, friends and family: Following is the 2014 third quarter net performance information for CMG’s Tactical Investment Strategies along with our thoughts on each strategy over the past quarter. In addition, we have provided the net performance for the CMG Managed Blends and the CMG Classic Blends. We have also reflected the net […]