Monthly Archives: May 2008

Somebody Else’s Words Of Wisdom

You constantly hear me harping on the essentials of trend tracking, such as keeping your losses small by using a clearly defined exit strategy, accepting whip-saws as a necessary part of investing, letting your profits run and many others. It … Continue reading

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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 5/29/2008

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpDecent economic news and lower oil prices helped the markets stage a nice rebound. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now moved to +1.42% above its long-term trend … Continue reading

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Zigzagging Higher

Wednesday’s good news in form of a better than expected durable goods report was overshadowed by a rebound in oil prices causing continued worries about the impact on consumers. Nevertheless, the major indexes managed a decent afternoon rebound, despite the … Continue reading

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Uncertainty Reigns

Uncertainty was the word of the day on Tuesday as the markets see-sawed (see chart from Marketwatch.com). However, after the drubbing of last week, momentum picked up late in the session supported by a drop in oil prices and an … Continue reading

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Money Making Schemes

Recently, I had a discussion with a client who marveled at the ability of Wall Street firms to make money. He assumed, like many other investors do, that many high powered firms have superior stock picking abilities or staff with … Continue reading

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What’s Next?

Reader Tom pointed to an article by Bill Gross of PIMCO titled “Hmmmm?” It addresses the current investment outlook with a main focus on U.S. inflation and the way it’s calculated. It’s an interesting read, but his last two paragraphs … Continue reading

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