Monthly Archives: April 2010

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 4/29/2010

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpSeveral triple digit days favored the bearish crowd this week, and the major indexes retreated. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to … Continue reading

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Off Course ETFs

Leveraged ETFs have been known to stray of course by not exactly tracking the underlying index they’re based on. In “Are ETFs More Risky Than You Think?” this area is explored a little more in detail: Unlike mutual funds, which … Continue reading

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Junking Greece

Just as Wall Street had settled in on Tuesday to watch the Goldman Sachs grilling before a Senate committee, S&P; stepped into the limelight by downgrading Greece’s debt to junk and reducing Portugal’s by a notch. That put the dollar … Continue reading

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On Rising Interest Rates And Commodities

The WSJ featured and article titled “Rising Interest Rates Might Be a Buy Signal for Commodities:” The Federal Reserve raised a key interest rate in February, and market gauges are pointing to more increases in coming months. Does that mean … Continue reading

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Waiting For A Japan Comeback

The Japanese economy has been stuck in a deflationary scenario for the past 2 decades, while the stock market has been in a bear market for the same period. Sure, there have been rebound rallies, but eventually they have all … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: Another Buy Signal

Hat tip to reader Phil for pointing to “A Very Friendly Trend,” in which Mark Hulbert discusses a rare buy signal that was generated a couple of weeks ago: If the trend is your friend, as the Wall Street cliché … Continue reading

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