Monthly Archives: February 2008

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 2/28/2008

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpA sharp correction to the downside turned a positive week into a negative one. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs remains now +0.02% above its long-term trend line (red), … Continue reading

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More Easing Ahead

I saw this picture sometime ago at Minyanville and thought it was hilarious given the current market environment. Fed chief Bernanke made it fairly clear yesterday that interest rates would move lower given that “the economic situation has become distinctly … Continue reading

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A New Bull Market?

With yesterday’s higher close, our Trend Tracking Indexes (TTIs) are now situated in respect to their long-term trend lines as follows: Domestic TTI: +0.62%International TTI: -4.77% As you can see, yesterday’s market activity pushed the domestic TTI slightly above its … Continue reading

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Good Bank—Bad Bank

Yesterday’s rally clearly was a follow through from Friday as Wall Street embraced S & P’s affirmation of the AAA rating of bond insurer MBIA—at least for the time being. The main concern has been that any downgrade would force … Continue reading

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Breaking Out

Yesterday I talked about the fact that the markets are stuck in a sideways pattern, from which they will eventually break out into new territory. That’s a guarantee—the unknown is when the breakout will occur and in which direction. Supporting … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: Seeing Both Sides

Todd Harrison at Minyanville brought up some interesting points in “Strap Yourself in Goose:” My greatest strength is knowing what I don’t know. Stay humble, I’ve learned, or the market will do it for you. What I do know is … Continue reading

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