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About Gary Gordon

Gary A. Gordon, MS, CFP® is the president of Pacific Park Financial, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser with the SEC. He has more than 22 years of experience as a personal coach in “money matters,” including risk assessment, small business development and portfolio management.

Gary is often asked to consult as an educator. He has taught financial concepts in Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States.

As a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Gary has distinguished himself as a reputable and trusted investor advocate. He writes commentary for ETF Expert, Green Faucet, Seeking Alpha and The Street. Gary’s participation on local and national radio has spanned more than a decade, and he currently hosts the ETF Expert Show.

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Here are my most recent posts


ETFs Of CEFs? Yield Shares High Income (YYY) Impressive Since Inception

Before exchange-traded funds (ETFs) became widely accepted, the closed end fund, or CEF, offered investors the ability to trade a diversified investment throughout the day. CEFs have ...

ETF Investors React With Caution To A Weakening Consumer

Last week, board members of the Federal Reserve signaled that they may begin hiking overnight lending rates as early as 2015.  A majority of analysts believe that the message is in ...

Three Big Time Trends That Investors May Miss

How do stock market benchmarks pop 1% out of the blue? Check your Twitter news feed. Crimea voted to join Russia as everyone anticipated. Industrial production rose more than expected ...

5 ETF Indicators Battle The Risk-On Herd

Shares of Gilead, Netflix and Tesla have rocketed to record peaks. The S&P 500 is on track for its best monthly performance since October. And the overwhelming majority of CNBC ...

ETFs Let You Invest With Your Head, Rather Than Your Heart

If anyone would have told me in 2011 that the “China neighbor” theme would struggle for as long as it has, I would have dismissed the argument outright. I had lived in places like ...

Against the Herd: Lower Rates Rather Than Higher Rates In 2014

Bloomberg News surveyed banks and securities companies on where the 10-year Treasury yield would finish 2014. Economist forecasts averaged 3.41%. With 2013 closing near 3.01%, perceived ...

Low P/E ETFs Become Less Risky When They Boast Technical Uptrends

Many value-oriented stock pickers do not see a self-sustaining U.S. economy and they continue to play “Taps” on their trumpets. Commonly cited warning signs include: (1) The 10-year ...

How To Buy Your Favorite ETFs On A Pullback

The search for the last bear grumbling is on and located one of the contestants. Peter Boockvar, managing director and chief market analyst at the Lindsey Group, estimates that ...

3 Reasons Foreign Stock ETFs Can Outperform U.S. Stock ETFs

Some media writers have expressed little surprise by the extent of the run-up in U.S. stocks. It’s one thing to be bullish. It’s quite another to look at 28% year-to-date gains ...

Are Low Volatility ETFs Safer In A Rising Rate Environment?

Headline unemployment has fallen to a 5-year low of 7%. The perception that job growth is strengthening may pressure the Federal Reserve to curb its program of electronically printing ...