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Are Stocks Really Cheap Relative To Bonds? - 06-25-2015

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6/25/2015 @ 1:35PM Steve Blumenthal, Contributor Are Stocks Really Cheap Relative To Bonds? Steve Blumenthal asks in his latest Forbes article. An excerpt from the article: “What looks cheap today becomes not so cheap when rates rise and, as you’ll see, the market is certainly “not cheap.” The Fed’s zero interest policy (6 ½ years […]

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The ‘Bigger Short’ Or How To Play This Crazy Bond Market - 06-12-2015

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6/12/2015 @ 10:53AM Steve Blumenthal, Contributor “This is just not normal,” CMG Capital Management Group CEO Steve Blumenthal writes in his latest Forbes article The ‘Bigger Short’ Or How To Play This Crazy Bond Market. “Nearly 90% of the industrialized world economy is presently anchored by zero rates, and half of all government bonds in […]

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WSJ Voices: Michael Sciortino, on the Value of Engaged Listening - 06-5-2015

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June 5, 2015 11:36 a.m. ET Mike Sciortino, Head of Distribution at CMG Capital Management Group, is featured in the Wealth Adviser section of The Wall Street Journal. Mike talks about how advisors can be more successful by being active, engaged listeners. Here is an excerpt: “The degree to which you can provide clarity in […]

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Blumenthal on ETF.com: A System For Facing Perils Of High Yield - 05-29-2015

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May 28, 2015 Steve Blumenthal CMG Capital Management Group CEO Steve Blumenthal writes in ETF.com: “The high-yield bond market has been one of the great recovery stories since the scariest days of the financial crisis. It could become scary again when the Federal Reserve begins raising rates and investors should think through the coming challenges.” […]

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Blumenthal on theStreet – Tracking High Yield - 05-26-2015

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5/26/15 12:45 PM EDT CMG Capital Management Group CEO Steve Blumenthal stopped by theStreet in New York today to chat with Gregg Greenberg about the coming opportunity in high yield bonds. Catch the (3.25 min) segment here: How to Profit From the Coming Washout in High Yield Bond ETFs. Summary of the segment: “A default wave […]

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Junk Bonds Are The Investment Opportunity Of A Lifetime, Just Not Yet - 04-6-2015

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4/3/2015 @ 7:40PM Steve Blumenthal, Contributor An outstanding investment opportunity in high-yield bonds is growing closer. Let’s take a look at what you can do to identify the opportunity and act on it. High-yield junk bonds can be an attractive asset class but, as the name implies, investing in them does not come without risk. […]

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Rate Hike Ahead, Bond Model Says Sell – Forbes - 03-13-2015

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3/13/2015 @ 4:17PM Steve Blumenthal, Contributor We’ve gotten used to thinking of a zero interest rate as normal-—it’s far from normal.” -Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer Employment figures continue to surpass analyst estimates and the trend over the last six months has been strong. Last Friday’s upside surprise sent interest rates higher. It is expected […]

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Creative Destruction And Managing The Risk of Global Debt – Forbes - 02-26-2015

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2/24/2015 @ 6:27PM Steve Blumenthal, Contributor What beat me was not having brains enough to stick to my own game – that is to play the market only when I was satisfied that precedents favored my play.” – Jesse Livermore, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator There has been a lot of debate on the Reinhart-Rogoff hypothesis. […]

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Blumenthal On Bloomberg ETF Report - 02-4-2015

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Feb 4, 2015 Bloomberg Radio’s Catherine Cowdery interviewed CMG Capital Management Group, Inc. CEO Steve Blumenthal last week at the Inside ETFs Conference in Hollywood, Florida.  In the interview, Steve discusses his firm’s current fixed income allocation and industry groups that appear at the top of CMG’s momentum list. Bloomberg Business was launched last month to […]

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Looking Ahead To The Year That Interest Rates Will Finally Rise – Forbes - 12-20-2014

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12/18/2014 @ 3:16PM Steve Blumenthal , Contributor I wrote often throughout 2014 about the danger signals flashing from an excessive run up in debt and derivatives. We have a repeat of the scenario we suffered in 2008, only much worse (Watch Junks Bonds For Early Warnings Of New Financial Crisis). The budget recently passed by Congress […]

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Blumenthal in Investor’s Business Daily on Crumbling Russia ETFs - 12-19-2014

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December 17, 2014 By Aparna Narayanan Investor’s Business Daily Russian markets took a fatal fall Tuesday after a massive hike in interest rate sparked instability in the ruble.  Despite President Vladimir Putin assuring the economy will be cured, the country’s stock has been slammed in recent months led by plummeting global energy prices and Western […]

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InvestmentNews: Investment Managers ditching 60/40 portfolios in favor of more liquid alternatives - 11-20-2014

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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 […]

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Investor’s Business Daily: Three Best Reasons To Invest In Currency-Hedged ETFs - 11-5-2014

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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. […]

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Investor’s Business Daily: ETF Experts Cautious Amid U.S. Economic Strength - 10-1-2014

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September 30, 2014 By Aparna Narayanan Investor’s Business Daily CMG CEO Steve Blumenthal shares with IBD his insights into what lies ahead and the top picks for investors who are seeking global exposure and diversification. Excerpt: “Stephen Blumenthal, CEO of CMG Capital Management in Philadelphia, with $600 million in AUM: While the market is modestly overpriced, […]

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Bloomberg: Blumenthal on Bond Trends - 08-26-2014

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CMG Capital Management Group CEO Steve Blumenthal spoke to Bloomberg News about about trends in the bond market.  The story by By Sridhar Natarajan and Matt Robinson, Junk Bonds Overtaken by High Grade as 2014’s Favored Bet, begins: Bonds sold by investment-grade companies worldwide are on pace to deliver something they’ve managed only twice in the past 17 […]

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