Monthly Archives: March 2008

The Income Debacle

A few days ago, a retired reader asked my opinion on a variety of income funds since his goal is to supplement his pension. Most of the closed end funds he mentioned looked pretty much the same when looking at … Continue reading


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Sunday Musings: Sharing Investment Success

As you know from my weekly newsletter and published articles, as well as this blog, my investment preference is the use of a methodical and mechanical approach to investing, which eliminates emotional and irrational decision making. Trend Tracking (or trend … Continue reading


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Painting Lipstick On A Pig

A couple of days ago, I posted about the obvious as to who eventfully will have to foot the bill if the Fed’s guarantee of JP Morgan’s purchase of Bear Stearns’ assets should prove to be a losing proposition. MarketWatch … Continue reading


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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 3/27/2008

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpAimless meandering would describe this week’s market activity with 2 of 3 of the major indexes ending up lower. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs remains now -0.73% below … Continue reading


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Who Is Liable For Fed Rescue?

Ever since the Fed provided an assist in bailing out Bear Stearns, I’ve been wondering who might be really on the hook if things go bad. The Fed in essence guaranteed some $30 billion of Bear Stearns’ questionable assets in … Continue reading


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Confusion

OK, here are the latest headlines from yesterday: 1. Consumers’ confidence plunged to a 5-year low on worries over rising inflation and fewer jobs 2. Prices of existing single family homes dropped 11% in January from the same month in … Continue reading


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