Monthly Archives: December 2008

2009 Predictions

Many readers have asked as to what might be in store for the markets in 2009. Since I follow trends and don’t make predictions, let’s look at how others view the markets over the next 12 months. The WSJ featured … Continue reading

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An Unrecognizable Recession

Jon Markman wrote an interesting article called “An ugly, unrecognizable recession.” Let’s look at some highlights: Feeling frugal? You’re not alone — not by a long shot — as butchers, bakers and billionaires alike are feeling the credit crisis this … Continue reading

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More On The Income Generation Debacle

Income investors are having a hard time being able to generate enough dividends to support their needs as I wrote in “The Income Debacle” earlier this year. Reader Ernest has those concerns as well, and he has this to say: … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: More Questions Than Answers

Yesterday, I talked about where the bailout money might have gone. Bloomberg had some more thoughts on that topic in “Paulson Steals Show From The Grinch:” ‘Tis the season to be jolly, but I’m rarely jolly under the best of … Continue reading

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Where Did The Bailout Money Go?

I have asked myself many times what exactly was done with the bailout money and how was it spent. It certainly hasn’t been the economic savior it was made out to be, so let’s look at a couple of articles … Continue reading

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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 12/25/2008

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpAimless meandering best describes this slow holiday week. The major indexes dropped for the 4th straight week. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs remains below its trend line (red) … Continue reading

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