Monthly Archives: August 2009

A New Short ETF

The Street.com reports that ProShares is launching another inverse Exchange Traded Fund: The ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury(TBF) is set to track the Barclays Capital U.S. 20+ Year Treasury Bond Index, an underlying index used for successful traditional funds. Investors … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: Everybody Is Doing The Same Thing

Yesterday, I tried to answer the question whether the dollar is really headed for abyss as so many investors seem to think. Bill Fleckenstein had some thoughts on the topic in “There’s no will to fight inflation:” The world’s central … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead

Reader Tad had some interesting comments recently. Among other things he said: One day, soon, I would like to see a blog from you on “what happens when we default on our debt”. Or, with the US dollar close to … Continue reading

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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 8/27/2009

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpWith an apparent floor and a ceiling firmly in place, the major indexes meandered around the unchanged line, but closed slightly higher. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has … Continue reading

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The Hidden Costs Of ETFs

The Wall Street Journal featured an interesting piece titled “For some Investors, Night of Living ETF.” Here are some highlights: Low costs are a selling point for the exchange-traded-fund industry. But more than a quarter of the ETFs on the … Continue reading

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Bernanke To The Rescue

The markets bobbed and weaved a bit yesterday but Fed chairman Bernanke’s nomination for a second term cheered traders, who are now looking for more economic stability and growth. I must be one of the few who is not impressed … Continue reading

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