About

Marvin Appel, MD, PhD, is president of Signalert Asset Management LLC, which represents and handles over a half-billion dollars in investments of individuals, corporations, and partnerships from across the country. Dr. Appel is an expert in timing models both in their development and in their analysis, and he counsels investors to take advantage of changes in relative strength relationships or to leave the market altogether. His work in developing strategies to reduce risk and optimize portfolio diversification has been reported in Newsday, Forbes.com, Wall Street Transcript, CNBC, and CNNfn. Dr. Appel is a regular contributor to Dental Economics, a contributing editor of the Physician's Money Digest, and is also co-editor of Systems and Forecasts, a newsletter in its 30th year of publication. He is a frequent speaker at conferences for market professionals and is recognized as a national authority on newly developing investment instruments and opportunities, especially exchange-traded funds. Dr. Appel earned his MD in 1991 and a PhD in biomedical engineering in 1992, both from Harvard University, then completed an internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and a residency in anesthesiology at John Hopkins in 1995. Family responsibilities and the subsequent, dramatic changes in healthcare, however, impacted his vision of medicine. He decided to leave the field and pursue capital management--a business that had been his family's focus for more than 20 years.

Content from Marvin Appel

Bottom Fishing with a Perennial Favorite
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Until a year ago, the total return of AT&T (T) had kept pace with the S&P 500 Index (1988-2016). But the past e…

Tickers: T
Large Shifts Below Surface of S&P 500 Index
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State of the Market:  S&P 500 Index holds it ground near record highs while international equities soften. &nb…

Tickers: EFA | SPY | EEM | AMZN
High Yield Bond Update-Future Gains Will Accrue Slowly
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Future gains in high-yield bonds this year will likely be muted, and you should take any sell signal seriously, assert…

Tickers: HYG
Bottom Fishing in Energy
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Energy prices have been on a wild ride in the past year, pulled between efforts by OPEC to cut production and by the re…

 
Wait for Buy Signals before Chasing Foreign Stock Rally
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Don’t worry about low VIX levels, asserts Marvin Appel, MD, PhD, and wait for additional buy signals before chas…

Tickers: SPY | IEV | VIX
State of the Market: Stocks Hold Their Ground
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Marvin Appel, MD, PhD, asserts that this should be a good year to increase exposure to international equities. He is pre…

Tickers: SPY | EEM | IEV
Covered Calls, SPY and a Global Shift
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President-elect Donald Trump will try to implement his campaign promises of pro-growth policies, infrastruct…

Tickers: SPY | EFA
Appel's Preferred Picks
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It is a good time to accumulate shares of certain recommended preferred stocks with higher yields, asserts technical e…

Tickers: AGNCP | AGNCB | NLY-E | PSA-B