Monthly Archives: April 2007

Is ‘Bigger’ ‘Better’ When It Comes To Mutual Funds?

If you thought that Magellan was a behemoth of a mutual fund, think again. It just got dwarfed by the mother of all funds, American Funds Growth Fund of America, which weighs in at a hefty $165 billion in assets. … Continue reading

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From The No Load Fund/ETF Files: Can Your Portfolio Weather An Economic Downturn?

It has happened again. Every so often a new book appears on the market that depicts impending gloom and doom. The latest one is Peter Schiff’s ‘masterpiece’ called “Crash Proof: How To Profit From The Coming Economic Collapse.” Schiff, who … Continue reading

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ETF News: Straying From The Index

Motley Fool had an interesting observation on ETFs, one that I have touched on before. New ETFs are being brought to the market as fast as regulatory approvals can be obtained. It’s been my philosophy to let each ETF accumulate … Continue reading

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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 4/27/2007

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpThe Dow’s run at new highs continued supported by good earnings Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds made new highs as well and now sits +5.70% above its long-term … Continue reading

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Fallout From The SubPrime Loan Game

I couldn’t quite figure out why General Motors said a couple of days ago that SubPrime problems might be affecting them too. Huh? They make a lot of car loans (oh yes and cars too), but real estate loans gone … Continue reading

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ETFs, No Load Mutual Funds And Indexing: The Battle Of The Giants

I read a great interview, better referred to as a muscle flexing contest, between some of the titans of the mutual fund industry. In one corner, we have John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group and pioneer of index fund … Continue reading

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