Monthly Archives: February 2009

A Fear Hedge

I have received a number of emails from readers wondering why gold is rallying as inflation has dropped into negative territory. In the past, gold has been mostly associated with being an inflation hedge, but it can be a hedge … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: The Value Of Feedback

Last Sunday, I talked about the impossibility of being able to please all the people all of the time with my blogging efforts. I received a lot of commentary and emails, some of which you can review here. Feedback is … Continue reading

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The Value Of Selling

In regards to my recent post “7 Years Of Wealth Wiped Out,” reader VR had this comment: It’s almost funny when I try to talk people out of buy-and-hold strategy and point them to your blog for market-timing. Everyone is … Continue reading

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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 2/19/2009

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpContinued worry about the survival of the banking system pulled the major indexes deeper into bear territory. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs remains below its trend line (red) … Continue reading

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Another Fraudulent Scheme

MSN Money reported that another alleged fraud has taken place (sorry, no link): The Securities and Exchange Commission accused Robert Allen Stanford, chief of the Stanford Financial Group, a large Houston money-management firm, today of conducting “a massive ongoing fraud” … Continue reading

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Honing In On Last Year’s Lows

The markets took it on the chin yesterday with all major indexes heading sharply south and honing in on last November’s lows. Actually, the Dow came within 31 hundredth of a point of taking out the November 20th level. The … Continue reading

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