Monthly Archives: June 2010

Descending Towards Bear Market Territory

Right out of the gate, the markets hit the skids yesterday, as the above chart clearly shows. One supporting actors in this drama causing this sharp selloff was a disappointing report on the Chinese economy as their leading indicators were … Continue reading


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Slipping Into The End Of The Quarter

Aimless meandering describes best how the markets drifted through the day yesterday and ended up with slight losses. As this month comes to an end, we may see more of the same with the major indexes completing what looks to … Continue reading


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Your Portfolio: Using Only One Single ETF?

I found an interesting article discussing “Can You really Accomplish Everything You Need With One Single ETF?” The story focuses on a new ETF (ONEF), the purpose of which is explained as follows: Our firm wants to give small investors … Continue reading


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Sunday Musings: A 2-Year Anniversary

While June 23, 2010 passed quietly last week, it nevertheless marked the 2-year anniversary of our last domestic sell signal on 6/23/2008, which provided a safety net for those who followed its call and moved their portfolios out of the … Continue reading


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Against The Wind

When the markets zig, you hope to have a component in your portfolio that zags to offset or minimize any drawdown. While that is not always easy to do, during May’s market meltdown, I noticed one ETF (IIH) that definitely … Continue reading


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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 6/24/2010

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at: http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.php The bulls gave back last week’s hard fought gains and then some as the bears ruled. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs remains above its trend line … Continue reading


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