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Ron Rowland

Ron Rowland is the founder of All Star Investor, an online investment advisory service, and serves as its Executive Editor. He is also Chief Investment Officer of Capital Cities Asset Management.  Quoted widely in the financial press, Mr. Rowland is an industry expert for sector rotation insight and actively managed ETF strategies. 

The ins and outs of event-driven ETFs

Event-driven investing strategies have been around for decades. These strategies attempt to profit from market inefficiencies that often occur in conjunction with various corporate events such as mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, stock splits, buybacks,...

‘Rule of 240’ compounding

Most investors are familiar with the Rule of 72, a formula for approximating the time it takes an investment to double at a given compounded annual return. The rule states that dividing 72 by the annual return equals the number of years it takes to...

The anchored momentum indicator

When I started developing a mutual fund selection and trading system in the mid-1980s, I wanted to own the funds that were going up and avoid the ones going down. Therefore, I quickly gravitated toward price momentum as an indicator and selection tool....

What is your investment style?

Today’s universe of investment products provides active managers with a vast palette of tools for strategic diversification. What is your investment style? I’m old enough to remember a time when an investment manager’s response to this question was...

Slicing the market

An active manager’s view of a complex investment world. Like many people, I can often be found in the kitchen preparing meals. I prefer my food on the hot and spicy side, which typically means the recipe includes an onion as one of the ingredients....