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Robert Isbitts

Founder,

ETFYourself.com

About Robert

Robert Isbitts is the founder of ETYourself.com and a serial investment myth-buster, as well as an educator. He applies his more than 30 years of hands-on investing experience to dissect the market, bust common myths, and simplify the investment process for his audience. Mr. Isbitts is an active contributor at etf.com and Seeking Alpha. He is a former investment advisor and fund manager.


Robert's Articles

I am not a “gold bug” but I will admit to being bugged by gold. That is, all of the attention it gets based on a reputation. I think that like Bitcoin, meme stocks, and wildly-overvalued mega cap stocks, there’s one reason to own gold: Because others are buying it and lifting the price, which can create short-to-intermediate-term profits for me in things like the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD), writes Robert Isbitts, editor of ETFYourself.com.
It is getting to that point in the year where “year to date” performance starts to have some meaning and trend. Here’s what I see in the data, writes Robert Isbitts, editor of ETFYourself.com.
We investors based in the US have become jaded. There are many versions of how to illustrate that, but the one I’ll focus on here is the belief that the US stock market is always a perennial performance juggernaut. I believe the world stock markets have a lot to offer. And I’m going there with my money, writes Robert Isbitts, founder of ETFYourself.com.
How’s your bracket doing? That’s the popular question following the biggest couch-potato week of the year for many, as the NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball tournaments got underway. As for the markets, I’ll put it this way: It is currently flat out…well, flat. I have been watching for signs that the stock market leaders are leveling off, and it continues to look like they are, notes Robert Isbitts, founder of ETFYourself.com.

Robert's Videos

Many traditional approaches to dividend investing do not truly address the need for defense as part of the income investing equation.  Robert will introduce his proprietary research and development of a dividend stock selection process called YARP (Yield At a Reasonable Price). YARP prioritizes risk management and total return by identifying stocks with historically high dividend yields that are currently undervalued and have the potential for price appreciation. "Dividend" does not always mean "safe." YARP seeks to address that. He will review the process and history of YARP investing, which he used to manage stock portfolios and a mutual fund during his "past life" as an investment advisor. Now a full-time investment researcher and publisher, he will explain how investors use the YARP concept to deliver sufficient cash flow from dividend income, keep losses in a tolerable range, and develop their own repeatable, systematic total return investment process.

Investing keeps evolving, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are now an essential part of navigating modern markets. Veteran market strategist Rob Isbitts of ETFYourself.com teaches you about ETFs, why they are replacing mutual funds, and how to use them to create your own portfolios.