Monthly Archives: March 2009

Taking Charge

To me, it seemed like the government finally took charge of the auto industry by putting the pedal to the metal and in no uncertain terms announced as to what action is acceptable and what is not. GM received a … Continue reading

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ETF Liquidity

Forbes featured an article titled “Mutual Fund or ETF: Which Is Right For You?” While most of the information posted is well known, I want to hone in on one segment addressing the liquidity of ETFs. Here are some highlights: … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: Mark-To-Market Changes

Hat tip to reader Richard for pointing to “New Mark-To-Market Rules Coming.” Here are some highlights: The House Financial Services Committee, led by Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), yesterday (Thursday) successfully browbeat the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) into coming up … Continue reading

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Higher Fees Ahead

Last Monday, I wrote about a lawsuit that may potentially cut mutual fund expenses for investors. Now Vanguard is in the news signaling that higher fees may be on the horizon. Here are some highlights: As if the market crash … Continue reading

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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 3/26/2009

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpUp, up and away was the mantra as all major indexes gained for the third week in a row. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs remains below its trend … Continue reading

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From TARP To GARP

Much has been written about the various bailout packages more recently referred to as TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program), which should now be renamed to GARP (Geithner Asset Relief Program). Both have one thing common in that enormous amounts of … Continue reading

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