Benjamin Shepherd

Benjamin Shepherd is a recognized exchange-traded fund (ETF), mutual fund and stock expert with an extensive background analyzing time-tested funds, including their managers and strategies. Ben looks for investments that have proven themselves in both bull and bear markets. Ben also specializes in covering emerging markets, pinpointing the most dynamic investments in developing nations for market-beating growth.

Ben is an analyst for Global Income Edge and regularly contributes to Personal Finance, Investing Daily’s flagship product. 

Analyst Articles

With interest rates at all-time lows, Federal Reserve officials are begging investors to take on additional risk to realize any respectable returns. There are prudent ways to do so without losing your shirt. Read More

Arbitrage is a very straightforward though risky investment proposition. Two funds offer a great way to utilize the strategy, firming up your portfolio regardless of market conditions. Read More

Our list of changes to the Rukeyser 100 is the shortest it has been in several months, primarily due to slightly lower volatility in the markets. Read More

Whether you agree with the sustainable investment philosophy or not, over the next few years there’s money to be made in the space. That’s why we’ve been devoting a lot of ink to the subject in my newsletters Louis Rukeyser’s Mutual Funds and Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street. I’ve got three favorite ways to play it. Read More

All three major indexes posted weekly declines. The Nasdaq Composite was the biggest loser, down 2.1 percent. The S&P 500 lost 1.3 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.5 percent. It was also a brutal first half. The Dow slipped 14.4 percent, the Nasdaq gave up 13.8 percent and the S&P 500 shed 12.8 percent. Read More

We’ve had another week of almost manic ups and downs in the markets as investors digest both good news and bad on the economic front as well as from companies. Read More

Did you get snagged last year by the beast behind the US Internal Revenue Code? Rather than stew over it, get to know the ABCs of how your bond investments can help you avoid the AMT trap.  Read More