Monthly Archives: September 2009

The Worst ETF Of 2008

The Natural Gas ETF UNG has to go down in history as one of the worst performers in 2008 and possibly 2009. The downtrend, which started in June of 2008, still has not come to an end and those investors … Continue reading

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Back To “Normal”

After the modest sell-off last week, M&A; was yesterday’s buzzword, and the markets rallied higher in “normal” fashion. These days, that can be interpreted that a slight pullback is always followed by a rally sufficient to make up the small … Continue reading

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Tips For TIPS

The WSJ reports that “Investors Seek Inflation Haven in TIPS Funds.” Here are some highlights: Rising fears of inflation are fueling an investor rush into mutual funds and exchange-traded funds holding Treasury inflation-protected securities. So far this year, more than … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: Whose Money Is It Anyway?

At first, I couldn’t believe it. But as more calls and emails came in over the past few months, a pattern seemed to emerge. Apparently, there really was some truth to it. What am I talking about? I am referring … Continue reading

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Sell Stops For Ultra ETFs

For most of the past week, I have discussed sells stops and responded to various reader questions. Here’s David’s comment: I enjoy reading your blog and have three ETF questions for you. I got totally out of the market before … Continue reading

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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 9/24/2009

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpSloppy and choppy was this week’s theme as the major indexes lost around 2%. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the … Continue reading

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