Monthly Archives: November 2009

Automating Sell Stops

Reader Joe is trying to use some of the finance.yahoo.com features to make it easier to track his sell stops. He had this to say: I have a related question. I too am familiar with finance.yahoo.com. In a blog post … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: Making Up Is Hard To Do

Last Monday, I talked about a reader’s question regarding the use of DCA (Dollar Cost Averaging) with trend tracking. GH had an interesting comment on the subject: I am not a user of DCA nor would I recommend it. However, … Continue reading

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Honing In On Bond Funds And Sell Stops

Using sell stops with dividend paying bond funds works the same as with any other equity mutual fund/ETF. Reader Joe had this to say: My question today deals with setting stops on junk bond and short term bond funds. A … Continue reading

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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 11/25/2009

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpToday’s sell off caused by the Dubai debt debacle left the major indexes unchanged for the week. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Hat tip to Mish at Global Economics for pointing to “Geography Of A Recession.” It’s an interactive chart, which displays the changes in unemployment rates by month and county from January 2007 to September 2009. Fascinating and depressing at the … Continue reading

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Will The Real Trend Line Please Stand Up?

Our buy and sell signals are based on our Trend Tracking Indexes (TTIs) crossing their respective trend lines (39-week Simple Moving Average). Reader VR posed an interesting thought about it: Thanks for your response to my question about trend tracking … Continue reading

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