Monthly Archives: May 2009

Sunday Musings: Too Good To Be True?

Especially in the investment arena, you are bombarded with opportunities that many times sound too good to be true. Even sophisticated investors can fall prey to the likes of Bernie Madoff, who squandered some $50 billion of clients’ money. Pyramid … Continue reading

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Trouble In Bond Paradise?

Interest rates have been going up and have affected not only mortgage rates but U.S. Treasuries and bond funds as well. Reader Eric was concerned about his bond index fund holdings in his 401k as he read Kiplinger’s “A Tipping … Continue reading

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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 5/28/2009

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpA last hour charge propelled the major indexes to another weekly gain. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the upside by … Continue reading

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State Of The Economy

Higher oil prices and interest rates, along with GM nearing bankruptcy, pulled the markets down, and pretty much all of Tuesday’s gains were surrendered. Our domestic Trend Tracking Index (TTI) moved again further away from breaking its trend line to … Continue reading

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Confidence Powers Market

Rising oil prices and interest rates, a falling dollar and a record decline in home prices couldn’t keep the market down yesterday. The upward bias came in form of a surprisingly strong consumer confidence report that helped the bulls forget … Continue reading

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Looking For The Needle In The Haystack

The ultimate investment goal for the majority of investors is to find some no load funds/ETFs that have the ability to zag when the markets zig. This is a daunting task indeed and many, who thought they had such portfolio … Continue reading

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