Monthly Archives: January 2009

The Latest Forecast

The World’s Economic Forum yearly retreat in Davos, Switzerland attracted the usual cadre of high-flying financiers and CEOs from around the world. No question that the egos of many participants were bruised last year as a crippled financial system and … Continue reading

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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 1/29/2009

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpFurther sell offs caused the major indexes to lose for the week and for the month. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs remains below its trend line (red) by … Continue reading

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I Want Some TARP

Thanks to reader John for submitting the below video clip titled “I want some TARP.” Now that the only requirement to get on the federal TARP program (Troubled Assets Relief Program) seems to be an extreme high level of debt … Continue reading

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Ranting

Random Roger had some interesting thoughts in his recent post titled “Monday Musings:”This may come off as an unpleasant rant. Between a couple of articles I found over the weekend and watching the Consuelo Mack show on PBS I came … Continue reading

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More Mutual Fund Pain

MarketWatch reports “Much more pain to come, says fund manager.” Let’s look at some highlights: Investors hoping to see an economic improvement in 2009 may be in for a rude awakening if one fund manager is to be believed. Jeremy … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Making Losses Permanent?

The emails from investors, who have held on to their long positions during this bear market, keep coming in. Here’s what reader Dave had to say: I am 73 and still working. Against all advice, I remained 80% in stocks … Continue reading

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